CATL remains the largest power battery maker in China, but BYD's lead in the LFP market expanded in May.
After regaining the top spot in the lithium iron phosphate (LFP) market over CATL in April, BYD extended its lead in this segment in May.
In May, China's power battery installations were 28.2 GWh, up 52.1 percent year-on-year and up 12.3 percent from 25.1 GWh in April, according to data released today by the China Automotive Battery Innovation Alliance (CABIA).
CATL's power battery installed base in May was 11.67 GWh, ranking first with a 41.31 percent share, up from 40.83 percent in April.
BYD's power battery installed base in May was 8.68 GWh, ranking second with a 30.72 percent share, up 1.61 percentage points from 29.11 percent in April.
CALB ranked third with a 7.76 percent share of 2.19 GWh in May, down 0.98 percentage points from 8.74 percent in April.
Eve Energy ranked No. 4 in May with 1.33 GWh installed base and 4.71 percent share, down 0.77 percentage points from 5.48 percent in April.
Gotion High-tech ranked 5th in May with 1.01 GWh of installed base and a 3.58 percent share.
Gotion ranked fourth in March with 4.51 percent share, but was overtaken by Eve Energy in April.
China's ternary battery installed base in May was 9.0 GWh, accounting for 32.0 percent of total installed base, up 8.7 percent year-on-year and up 12.8 percent from April.
The installed base of LFP batteries was 19.2 GWh, accounting for 67.8 percent of the total installed base, up 87.2 percent year-on-year and up 11.8 percent from April.
In the LFP battery market, BYD installed 8.68 GWh in May, topping the list with a 45.30 percent share, up from 42.68 percent in April.
CATL's installed base in the LFP battery market in May was 5.90 GWh, ranking second with a 30.81 percent share, down from 33.65 percent in April.
In March, CATL's share of the LFP market was 39.47, higher than BYD's 38.88 percent, marking the first time it has overtaken BYD in this segment during the year.
BYD's share of the LFP market rebounded to 42.68 percent in April, regaining the lead over CATL's 33.65 percent.
Eve Energy and CALB ranked third and fourth in the LFP battery market with 6.33 percent and 6.14 percent shares, respectively.
In the ternary battery market, CATL ranked first with 63.87 percent of the installed base in May with 5.77 GWh.
CALB and LG Energy Solution ranked second and third in the ternary battery market with 11.26 percent and 7.48 percent shares, respectively.
China EV battery installations in May: 28.2 GWh
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