Daimler invests a large amount on rechargeable batteriesDecember 14, 2018
By 2030, the concern Daimler will purchase batteries worth $ 23 billion. In total, eight plants are planned to be built on three continents.
A couple of minutes ago it became known that the German automotive concern Daimler, which includes the brands Mercedes-Benz, Smart, is going to purchase many batteries by 2030. The guys are going to spend on the purchase of not much is not enough of 20 billion euros.
According to official data, this will be the next step in the current corporate strategy towards mass production of hybrid and all-electric vehicles.
So far, there is no accurate data on all suppliers from whom Daimler will order batteries. It is only said that the contracts are signed with SK Innovation, LG Chem and CATL. Official representatives of the Daimler Group said that more than one billion euros had already been invested in the global network for the production of batteries, which ultimately would consist of eight factories on three continents of our planet.
“With the acquisition of battery cells worth more than 20 billion euros, we are systematically moving towards retraining our car concern from the manufacturer of gasoline / diesel cars. We will produce hybrid and all-electric models, ” – said Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the board of directors of Daimler. “We are planning to create a total of 130 electrified models by 2022. In addition, we will have electric vans, buses and trucks. ”
The first Daimler battery factory in Kamenets (Germany) already produces batteries, and their second factory will begin production in early 2019. Two more enterprises will be built by Mercedes-Benz – they will be located in Stuttgart, and the rest will be located in Beijing (China), Bangkok (Thailand) and Tuskalus (USA).
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