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BYD breaks ground on new 20 GWh battery gigafactory for electric cars

Auto News - Published on Wed, 27 Feb 2019

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BYD wants to support its ambitious electric vehicle plans in China with a new battery gigafactory that will be able to produce 20 GWh of battery cells for its electric vehicles. The Chinese electric vehicle company is investing CNY 10 billion (USD 1.49 billion USD) in the facility located in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality. They announced that have broken ground on the new factory last week and they plan to be done within a year. At an output 20 GWh, it would make BYD’s new factory one of the largest battery factories in the world.

BYD’s new factory will consist of “eight fully-automated lithium-ion battery production lines” that will make everything from the battery cells to the full battery packs. The company will use the battery packs for its electric vehicle production in China, which consist of electric cars, buses, and trucks.

This is actually BYD’s second new battery gigafactory within the last year. Last summer, they opened a new factory located in the western province of Qinghai. They expect that this factory will have an output of over 24 GWh.

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Posted By : Joykumar Irom on Wed, 27 Feb 2019
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