Kia to use Chinese CATL batteries in its electric vehicles

As it became known, Kia will start using batteries manufactured by a Chinese company

CATL in her Kia Niro cars shesells in the home market in Korea. This is the first time that Kia has used Chinese batteries in its electric vehicles, having previously supplied batteries for its vehicles from Korean manufacturers LG and SK. The Chinese company CATL is the world's largest manufacturer of batteries for electric vehicles, among its customers are Tesla and Volkswagen. Analysts estimate that Kia is aiming to reduce the cost of battery costs, as the price of batteries in an electric vehicle is one of the largest cost items in the cost of production. The battery pack can account for 30 to 40% of the total production cost of the machine.