Chinese battery maker Sunwoda Electric Vehicle Battery is building a battery factory in Yichang, in China's Hubei province, with Dongfeng. It will be designed for an annual production capacity of 30 GWh and will be built in two phases.
The construction and operation of the battery plant will be managed by a joint venture owned by Sunwoda EVB (51%), Dongfeng Motor (35%) and Dongfeng Hongtai (14%). The joint venture was founded in June and, in addition to manufacturing, will also develop cells, modules and related components for electric vehicles and batteries. Products are exclusively supplied to Dongfeng Motor and Dongfeng Hongtai. Yichang is in the same province as Wuhan, where Dongfeng Hongtai is headquartered.
Sunwoda Electric Vehicle Battery previously announced battery plants in Zhuhai in Guangdong and Shifang in Sichuan with annual capacity of 30 GWh and 20 GWh respectively.