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Electric cars in China

CATL goes all in on next-gen sodium-ion EV batteries

Chinese company looks to industrialize alternative to lithium-ion cells in 2023

Qisen Huang, deputy dean of CATL Research Institute, says CATL will create an industrial chain for sodium-ion batteries in 2023 during a presentation in July. (Image from CATL's online launch event)

GUANGZHOU -- Chinese battery maker CATL's quest to shift the electric vehicle market toward a sodium-ion cell received a boost from the central government on Wednesday, after the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced it will create standards for what could be the battery of the future.

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