CATL denies providing defective batteries for recalled NEVs: reports
Published: Jul 19, 2021 11:18 AM
A NEV is charging. Photo: VCG

A NEV is charging. Photo: VCG

Chinese NEV batteries provider Contemporary Amperex Technology Co (CATL) denies the rumor on Saturday that it supplied defective batteries to NEVs and caused recalling. CATL said the information released by some media was incorrect. 

State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) released two recalling notices on its official website, which covered two types of NEVs, 1,407 units of ARRIZO 5e produced by Chery and 16,216 units ORA IQ produced by GWM. SAMR mentioned that the batteries for these vehicles have a higher risk of losing control. The recall period began from July 16.

Media reported that defective batteries which caused the recalling were provided by CATL. CATL announced on Saturday that the information reported by some media was wrong and denied providing defective batteries to the aforementioned two types of NEVs.

Total of 1,283,800 NEVs were recalled in the first half of 2021, which took 22.13 percent of total number of NEV in China, according to an article published by SAMR Defective Product Administrative Center on June 26.

Global Times