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CATL aims for global domination

It tripled production capacity for lithium-ion car batteries in past year to meet demand

CATL plans to grow its battery capacity sixfold by 2020 to 50 gigawatt hours, which could put it ahead of Tesla Motor Inc's gigafactory in Nevada.

Ningde, China

A DUSTY village on the outskirts of Ningde, a third-tier city in China's south-east, seems an unlikely place for the headquarters of a potential global leader in future automotive technology.

Yet China's top-down industrial policy diktats - move up the value chain,...

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