Honda Motor Co stated on Thursday that Chinese battery giant CATL would offer batteries for 7 yrs for its electric powered vehicles (EV) in China.

The Japanese automaker mentioned the Chinese business would deliver 123 GWh truly worth of batteries setting up in 2024 by means of 2030 for the Honda’s e:N Sequence.

The announcement is element of the two companies’ deepening cooperation. They said in 2020 they would establish battery systems and investigation a battery recycling small business.

Honda reported at that time it would launch its initially EV with a CATL battery in China in 2022 and would increase the partnership with secure EV battery supply globally in the long run.

The automaker is looking for to grow its presence in the quickly-growing, battery-pushed automobile section in China, the world’s major vehicle current market.

It unveiled the second model of its new China-only EV lineup in November as aspect of its exertion to roll out the e:N Collection.

For the United States, Honda claimed in August it would establish a new $4.4 billion lithium-ion battery plant there with South Korean battery supplier LG Electricity Resolution Ltd.