Electric vehicle makers face another disruption as the power crisis hits China

Electric vehicle manufacturers around the world may be looking at another disruption as Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. (CATL), the world’s top battery maker, has shut down its plant in China’s Sichuan province as a drought-induced power crisis worsens. Contemporary Amperex halted activity at its major lithium battery base in Yibin through August 20, reports Bloomberg.

By: HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 17 Aug 2022, 15:03 PM
Follow us on:
Follow us on:
China's CATL is one of the top battery makers for electric vehicles. (Reuters)
China's CATL is one of the top battery makers for electric vehicles.

Also Read : Bugatti teases new model promising last of its kind, debut slated on August 19

Sichuan has become a key development hub for battery makers aiming to harness hydropower to reduce emissions in their production processes. CATL has about 100 gigawatts of existing and planned capacity in the province, the most after Fujian.

The auto industry that has been still reeling under the impact of the chip crisis and other supply chain-related issues seems to be facing another major jolt from this as CATL provides electric vehicle batteries to many auto manufacturers around the world.

Also check these Cars

Find more Cars
Tesla Model 3 (HT Auto photo)
₹ 70 - 90 Lakhs* *Expected Price
View Details
Toyota Innova Crysta (HT Auto photo)
₹ 19.99 - 26.05 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Volkswagen Taigun (HT Auto photo)
₹ 10.49 - 17.50 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Tesla Model S (HT Auto photo)
₹70 Lakhs - 1 Cr* *Expected Price
View Details
Mahindra Thar (HT Auto photo)
₹ 10.98 - 16.94 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Tata Nexon (HT Auto photo)
₹ 8.10 - 13 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers

Meanwhile, Toyota too has been severely impacted by the power crisis in China. The Japanese automaker shut a factory in the provincial capital of Chengdu and will keep operations suspended until August 20, claims the report. Volkswagen AG too has said that its factory in Chengdu is affected by power shortages. However, it is only expecting slight delays in deliveries to customers.

The province is home to several other companies including key auto component suppliers and automakers as well. It is not sure if other auto manufacturers and components manufacturers too have been impacted similarly.

First Published Date: 17 Aug 2022, 14:59 PM IST
Shopping Bag Shop Now
74% OFF
Microfiber Car Cleaning Soft Brush Ideal as Mop Duster, Washing Brush with Long Handle, Dust Cleaner Car Wash Brush with Handle, Soft Brush Scratch Free, Cleaning Dashboard Curved Design - Grey
Rs. 389 Rs. 1,499
64% OFF
Antson Portable High Power 2 in 1 Car Vacuum Cleaner | USB Rechargeable Wireless Handheld Car Vacuum Cleaner Traveling, Camping Reusable and Sustainable, Portable,Rechargeable Vacuum (2 in 1)
Rs. 699 Rs. 1,939
73% OFF
IDELLA Car Duster, Extendable Long Handle Microfiber Car Duster Exterior Scratch Free Car Cleaning Tool, Car Dust Brush for Truck, Pickup, SUV, RV, Motorcycle, Vehicles Cleaning,(Multicolor)
Rs. 239 Rs. 899
1% OFF
GOODAIR Clear Car Windshield Enhancer | Classic |12 Tablets
Rs. 295 Rs. 299

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city
Powered by: Acko Logo
Please be noted that any information provided herein above will be received by Acko General Insurance Limited (“Acko”). By mentioning the above information, you agree to provide these details and information to Acko.
By clicking "View Offers" you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city
Couldn't verify the OTP.
It's either expired or it's incorrect.