QIJI Energy Heavy-duty Truck Battery Swapping Solution Launch


Improving transportation efficiency is the common aspiration of all electric heavy-duty truck drivers. However, unsatisfactory charging and battery swapping speed, and insufficient battery swap stations are common problems they have to face, which bring troubles in battery swapping for long-distance travel of heavy-duty trucks. CATL took the lead in releasing a self-developed all-in-one heavy-duty truck chassis battery swap solution - QIJI Energy, offering a fast and low-cost refueling solution for electric heavy-duty trucks. 

On June 12, CATL officially released QIJI Energy, its self-developed all-in-one heavy-duty truck chassis battery swapping solution. Based on the innovation in technology and business model, QIJI Energy will bring more environmentally friendly, more economical and more efficient solutions to the heavy-duty truck transportation industry, promoting the transformation and upgrading of the heavy-duty truck industry and opening up a new era of green transportation.


QIJI Energy, a new experience in battery swapping for heavy-duty trucks 

CATL QIJI Energy provided a high-tech, standardized, and low-cost technical blueprint for building a nationwide heavy-duty truck battery swapping network. QIJI Energy all-in-one solution includes QIJI battery blocks, QIJI battery swap station, and QIJI cloud platform. 

QIJI battery blocks - safe, efficient and economical: Based on CATL’s third-generation LFP battery chemistry, QIJI battery blocks passed more than 200 safety and reliability tests including fire, compression, and immersion. By adopting the innovative NP (No Propagation) technology, mature and high-efficiency CTP technology, as well as the 15,000-cycle ultra-long-life battery technology, QIJI battery blocks reduce the overall operation cost of end users while ensuring safe use. 


QIJI battery swap station - time-saving and worry-free, all-in-one battery swapping: Taking standardization, modularization and high efficiency as the design concept, QIJI battery swap station developed the adaptive continuous adjustment technology to realize all-in-one battery swapping of different models and brands. With the chassis battery swapping solution, the mileage can be guaranteed without compromising the loading efficiency. With the modular design of 171kWh per battery block, users can freely choose the number of batteries, from one to three, for different road conditions, distances, loads and other scenarios, to achieve need-based battery configuration. In addition, with the high-efficiency automatic battery swapping system, the battery swapping can be completed in just a few minutes, shortening the refueling time and greatly improving transportation efficiency. 


QIJI cloud platform – all-scenario data aggregation: By digitally analyzing and constructing the data for all scenarios of battery swapping, and leveraging the information exchanged among vehicles, stations, and batteries, the data can be aggregated into QIJI cloud. Furthermore, asset monitoring, intelligent dispatching, one-click appointment for battery swapping, transportation route planning and other functions can be realized through big data computing, significantly enhancing the operation and transportation efficiency.


Work together for a win-win situation and stimulate new momentum for green transportation 

The release of QIJI Energy all-in-one battery swapping solution is of great significance to the cost control, low-carbon and industrial upgrading of the logistics industry, and brings new opportunities to the traditional logistics and transportation industry. 

Firstly, it can reduce the use cost of heavy-duty truck for transportation. By utilizing the ultra-long-life battery system and high-efficiency battery swapping services, as well as the vehicle-battery separation business model, QIJI Energy can reduce the overall operation cost by 30,000 to 60,000 RMB per year without increasing the vehicle purchase cost for heavy-duty trucks with an annual mileage of approximately 200,000 kilometers, which greatly reduces the cost pressure of heavy-duty truck transportation.


Secondly, it can reduce the emission of carbon dioxide and air pollutants, and help achieve the carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals. Taking the long-haul trunk transportation as an example, the total carbon emissions from nine million heavy-duty trucks across the country amount to a staggering 440 million tons per year. The application of the QIJI Energy all-in-one battery swapping solution will effectively deal with the problem of the carbon emissions caused by heavy-duty truck transportation.


Thirdly, from the electrification of heavy-duty trucks to the intelligent battery swapping, and further to the new energy power network, CATL work with its partners to jointly build an electric heavy-duty truck energy network by utilizing its technological expertise and operational experience in the new energy sector, promoting the road transportation industry to a new era of low carbon and high efficiency. 

QIJI is merely a starting point, marking the beginning of the transition from conventional heavy-duty trucks to the future trucks," said Zhu Zhengliang, who is responsible for the heavy-duty truck battery swapping ecosystem of CATL. By way of platform-based and modular design, the universal battery swapping of different vehicles in different scenarios can be achieved, thus laying the foundation for the construction of a nationwide battery swapping network, realizing the far-sighted planning for future needs in terms of technology and system architecture, and accelerating the electrification and upgrade of the heavy-duty truck industry.


Long as the journey is, we will surely reach our destination when we stay the course. With the spurting potential of QIJI Energy, CATL, as a global leader in new energy innovative technologies, will accelerate the model innovation and industrial upgrade of the heavy-duty truck industry, explore and experience together with partners, and let the road transportation industry drive towards the "Green and Low-carbon" avenue.