Mercedes buys stake in battery joint venture ACC
Mercedes-Benz acquires a stake in the European battery cell manufacturer Automotive Cells Company (ACC). The German car manufacturer becomes an equal shareholder together with Stellantis and Total. In the course of this announcement, the car manufacturer also gives further details of its battery strategy.
Daimler hungry for more CATL batteries
Mercedes-Benz will purchase more battery cells from CATL than planned for its accelerated electrification offensive. There is also new information on the announced eight cell factories with partners.
Renault confirms battery deals with AESC and Verkor
Renault has now officially confirmed that the Chinese battery manufacturer Envision AESC will build a battery factory at Renault’s Douai site in northern France. The French carmaker also announced further collaborations, such as with the French start-up Verkor and possibly with ACC.
Envision AESC to build battery factory in France
Chinese battery manufacturer Envision AESC is said to be aiming for a battery factory at Renault’s Douai site in northern France that will offer an annual production capacity of 24 GWh by 2027 and 43 GWh by 2030 in several expansion stages.
Peugeot looks to use ACC battery cells in e-3008
Peugeot plans to launch the all-electric e-3008 in autumn 2023. The electric SUV will sit on the new all-electric platform eVMP and feature battery cells from Automotive Cell Company (ACC), the joint venture from Total and PSA subsidiaries Saft and Opel.
Start of Saft battery cell pilot production in France
France’s head of state Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s research minister Anja Karliczek have given the official go-ahead for a battery cell pilot production in a factory of the manufacturer Saft in Nersac, southwest France. The pilot plant is scheduled to go into operation in mid-2021.