Clarios and China Lithium Battery Technology Company enter into strategic collaboration to develop 12V lithium-ion systems

MILWAUKEE, November 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Clarios, producer of one in three car batteries worldwide, will enter into a strategic collaboration with China Lithium Battery Technology Company (CALB) to develop low-voltage lithium-ion battery systems to meet electrical needs. growing global automakers industry.

Under the agreement, the companies will partner to develop and manufacture low-voltage lithium-ion battery systems with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cells to meet the needs of electric vehicles – combining lithium cell expertise -ion ​​from CALB with battery system and vehicle from Clarios. integration capabilities.

“This strategic collaboration is the next step in expanding our portfolio of low-voltage battery technologies for the electric and autonomous vehicle market,” said Marc Wallace, CEO, Clarios. “Entering into strategic partnerships like this has long contributed to Clarios’ leading position in the market, and going forward will continue to help Clarios expand our industry-leading product portfolio with the latest technologies to further support vehicles of tomorrow.”

Clarios-CALB battery systems will further expand the Clarios xEV category, a portfolio of advanced low-voltage batteries specifically designed to work in tandem with high-voltage batteries to ensure safe and reliable vehicle performance. Clarios xEV enables state-of-the-art functionality and, more importantly, provides essential safety features in emergency situations where the high voltage battery fails or disconnects.

Clarios estimates that of the 1.7 billion cars expected to be on the road by 2040, up to 50% will be a combination of full and plug-in hybrids, as well as electric vehicles. Every vehicle will require an advanced low voltage battery as a key component of a multi-battery system to help provide consistent power and provide critical safety functionality. As more and more autonomous features are added to vehicles, even more reliance is placed on 12V to protect against failures that put occupants at risk.

The collaboration will be global, with development sites in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

About Clarios: Clarios is a world leader in advanced energy storage solutions. We partner with our aftermarket and original equipment customers to meet growing market demand for smarter applications globally. Our 16,000 employees develop, manufacture and distribute a portfolio of scalable battery technologies for virtually every type of vehicle. Our technologies offer unique and durable next-generation performance, and bring reliability, safety and comfort to everyday life. We add value at every link in the supply chain, ensuring that up to 99% of our battery materials are recovered, recycled and reused, contributing to the progress of the communities we serve and the planet. that we all share. Clarios is a subsidiary of Brookfield Business Partners.

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