On July 6, Wu Kai, Chief Scientist at China’s largest EV battery maker CATL, revealed that its new product can be charged for just 10 minutes to achieve a range of 400 kilometers. Announced at the 2023 China Auto Forum held in Jiading, Shanghai, the new battery is expected to launch within the year. Furthermore, the company aims to reduce the charging time to five to seven minutes in the future. Wu also said that, with a team of 16,000 researchers, CATL is preparing for mass production of its sodium-ion batteries and M3P batteries this year. He added that the company’s solid-state batteries are also ready for production. CATL’s battery development has made significant advancements in areas such as safety, range, fast charging capability, and performance stability even in harsh conditions and extreme temperatures, according to Wu. [Shanghai Security News, in Chinese]