China's CATL has introduced its first-generation sodium ion battery technology, alongside its AB battery pack solution, during its online launch event Tech Zone.
The tier 1 battery producer is hoping the sodium ion cell technology can provide a sustainable alternative to the volatile raw material market that dictates the lithium ion battery industry.
According to CATL, the sodium ion battery has a similar working principle to a lithium ion battery but by utilising sodium as opposed to lithium it is a potentially lower cost alternative.
While specific details of its composition were not made available, CATL will use . . .