Honda has agreed to source 123 giga-watt hours (GWh) of lithium-ion batteries from Chinese battery giant CATL, as the Japanese automaker looks to boost sales in the world’s biggest electric vehicle market. The contract runs for seven years, from 2024 to 2030, and could make Honda the second biggest client of CATL after Tesla, which secured around 20 GWh worth of batteries from the manufacturer in 2021, according to figures compiled by Chinese brokerage Kaiyuan Securities. Honda currently sells two battery vehicle models in China where year-to-date sales declined 11.4% year-on-year to around 1.2 million units as of November. [Jiemian, in Chinese]