Barcelona, February 15, 2022 – QEV Technologies SL (QEV Tech) and Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) signed a global strategic partnership agreement on the cooperation in aftermarket services. With the newly concluded agreement, the Spanish company QEV Tech is from now on the authorized service partner of CATL for the maintenance, recycling and reuse of the electric vehicle batteries and Energy Storage System (ESS) in Europe.
Under this agreement, both parties will also facilitate the mutual transfer of knowledge and expertise. CATL will provide QEV Tech with comprehensive training on battery know-how. QEV Tech will provide qualified battery experts and facilities to offer aftersales services to the clients of CATL around Europe.
CATL is a global leader in new energy innovative technologies, committed to providing premier solutions and services for new energy applications worldwide. According to SNE Research, in the year 2021, CATL’s EV battery consumption volume ranked No.1 in the world for five consecutive years. CATL also enjoys wide recognition by global OEM partners including BMW, Daimler AG, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, PSA, Hyundai, Honda, and Volvo, etc.
Joan Orus, CEO of QEV Tech, said: “We are very honoured to be the official service partner of CATL and grateful for the trust. QEV Tech has many qualified engineers and mechanics who are experts in e-mobility, and we have sufficient and up to standard facilities to support the battery care and maintenance process. I believe we will be the best option for CATL to expand its aftersales services in Europe. Meanwhile, through the collaboration, we will get the opportunity to learn the battery-related knowledge and expertise from CATL and further improve our battery R&D capabilities and reliability. And we are also looking forward to more cooperation with CATL in the future.”
About QEV Technologies
QEV Technologies is an electric mobility development and manufacturing company headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. The company was founded by Joan Orus 20 years ago with the pioneering vision of ‘From Race 2 Road’. QEV Tech is now committed to transferring the most advanced electric technologies to the public transportation sector, from the conversion of traditional vehicles to the development and production of electric vans, buses and trucks. The company has also developed platforms of different sizes which can be employed to manufacture electric buses according to the standards required in different countries or specific uses.
QEV Tech has also been active in the world’s most important electric races from the inaugural stage, running teams in Formula E and Extreme E, and as the organizer and supplier of the FIA RX2e Championship. The technological innovation in electric racing has opened the door to the company to develop and manufacture high-performance vehicles from the design phase to the prototype and homologation, through being the official provider of other automotive brands such as Hispano Suiza and Arcfox.