Chinese battery maker CATL sold about 18 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of batteries and enjoyed a nearly 40% global market share in August, according to figures compiled by industry tracker SNE Research. With more than 102.2 GWh of EV batteries shipped since the beginning of the year, the world’s biggest EV battery supplier has already surpassed its full-year 2021 sales total of 96.7 GWh. South Korea’s LG Energy Solution and China’s BYD rank a distant second and third in the market with sales of 39.4 GWh and 36.5 GWh, respectively. [SNE Research]