SVOLT Energy Technology has produced its first EV battery pack in Thailand, which will be supplied for the locally-assembled GWM ORA Good Cat scheduled for next year.
The lithium iron phosphate LCPT (Low Carbon Transition Plan) battery pack made at SVOLT’s factory in Chin Buri province has a capacity of 60kWh features and features SVOLT’s Shortblade L600 cell. SVOLT says it would offer the Good Cat a range of over 500kms, but did not state whether in NEDC or WLTP standard.
Benefits of the new SVOLT include lower production costs, high efficiency and high energy density, making it price-competitive and effective for A-segment electric cars in the Thai market.
Zhang Feng, senior vice president and CEO of SVOLT Asia Pacific Region, said, “The launch of the first battery pack product from SVOLT’s Thailand factory is a significant milestone in SVOLT’s development in the Southeast Asian market. Following the mass production of EV battery packs starting next February, we will continue to focus on our comprehensive energy storage production line and expand our light power and energy storage business in Southeast Asia.”
He added that SVOLT remains committed to ensuring both quality and quantity, and plans to provide customers with a worry-free and optimal experience in operations and maintenance (O&M), as well as various after-sales services.
The SVOLT Thailand factory is joint venture between SVOLT Energy Technology Co Ltd and Banpu NEXT, a subsidiary of Banpu PCL. It focuses on supporting various electric vehicle battery formats, including hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and battery electric vehicles (BEV) for both cars and motorcycles, as well as engaging in energy storage and battery recycling businesses.
Since the project kicked off in July, the SVOLT team took just five months for factory renovation to producing its first battery pack, and plans to expand into other Southeast Asian markets in the future.