The American company will produce electric motors for vehicles.
Apple began secretly to cooperate with the Chinese battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL). The companies jointly engaged in the research and development of automotive batteries.
Citing unnamed sources, Macrumors said that the two companies signed a confidentiality agreement on joint work on “plan”, related to the production of automotive batteries. However, more specific data about the collaboration were not disclosed.
CATL was established in 2011 as one of the divisions of the company Amperex Technology Limited, a major supplier of batteries for iPhone and other Apple products.
The company is also known as a leader in the field of research and development of lithium-ion batteries. According to the statements of CATL, at present, the company employs more than 3,700 staff members. It is believed that CATL takes the third place among all manufacturers in its field, second only BYD and Panasonic, who supply them with their batteries of Tesla.
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