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How Will Tesla Respond to CATL's 1M Battery Announcement

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This morning we reported that Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) said it is ready to manufacture an electric car battery capable of powering a vehicle for 1.2 million miles across the course of a 16-year lifespan.

CATL hasn't yet revealed who it intends to supply, but it was previously reported that the battery was co-developed with Tesla.

CATL chairman Zeng Yuqun revealed its one-million-mile EV battery to Bloomberg. But will Tesla let this big news be pre-announced just like this?

One of Torque News subscribers, named "House Essentials," write an interesting comment saying "CATL wants to make the one-million-mile battery and it said that they are 'ready' to make. Tesla is not going to let CATL pre-announce the 1M battery like this. Tesla will not let CATL makes the 1M battery and steal the technology. CATL only makes an inexpensive battery."

Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded TorqueNews.com in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News Twitter, Facebok, Linkedin and Youtube.