China BAK Battery, Inc. ("China BAK", the "Company", or "we") (Nasdaq: CBAK), a leading global manufacturer of lithium-based battery cells, today announced that on February 10, 2012, the Company's Tianjin facility received a new contract to supply high-power batteries used in electric cars, Ruilin M1, to Chery Automobile Co., Ltd. ("Chery"), one of the Company's long-term partners in China.
According to the contract, China BAK will supply 100 units of lithium-ion high-power batteries, which will be used to power Chery's electric cars in the first half of 2012. Ruilin M1 is Chery's first Lithium-ion solution EV which was officially launched at the 25th World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition in November 2010. China BAK will deliver these batteries to Chery by the end of June 2012.
"We are pleased to expand our cooperation with Chery Automobile, one of our long-term partners in China. We enjoy good cooperation with Chery in the electric vehicles segment and our customer has been pleased with the quality and performance of all units shipped so far," commented Mr. Xiangqian Li, CEO of China BAK. "We expect to receive additional orders from Chery in the second half of 2012. We also expect additional domestic customers to place orders for electric vehicle batteries in 2012," added Mr. Li.