Chinese automaker Changan is set to establish a joint venture with CATL, aiming to manufacture battery cells for electric vehicles. Production is scheduled to commence later this year, with an annual battery capacity target of 25 gigawatt hours (GWh), according to a report by National Business Daily. Changan disclosed this information to investors on May 21, providing limited details regarding the partnership. On Feb. 18, state-owned Changan had initially announced plans to establish a joint venture with a registered capital of RMB 1.5 billion ($214 million) with CATL, China’s largest battery manufacturer. This recent collaboration follows their previous partnership with Huawei, where they jointly developed Avatr, a premium electric vehicle brand, in May 2021. As of April 6, deliveries of the Avatr 11, the brand’s first electric crossover, had reached 6,000 units since they began last December. [National Business Daily, in Chinese]