SVOLT confirms 2nd battery cell plant in Germany
SVOLT has confirmed building another cell factory for the European battery industry in Germany. The new site at Lauchhammer, Brandenburg, is a former wind turbine plant owned by Vestas. The company aims to repurpose it fast, by early 2025.
ABB to supply Scania with robots for battery assembly
Scania has signed a contract with ABB to supply comprehensive robotics solutions for its new battery assembly plant in Sweden. VW’s commercial vehicle manufacturer is investing more than one billion Swedish kronor (over €93Mn) in the new facility, scheduled for completion in 2023.
Ford Otosan adds battery assembly at Turkey plant
Ford Otosan, a joint venture of Turkish Koç Holding and Ford, began building a battery assembly factory for electric vehicles in Turkey. Completion is scheduled for 2022. The company produces the Ford Custom PHEV in the country and started production of the E-Transit recently.
Daimler starts building new battery sub-plant
Daimler company Mercedes Benz Cars has now begun construction work on the planned battery sub-plant on its Brühl site situated at the company’s home grounds in the Stuttgart district of Untertürkheim. Batteries for future electric vehicles of the EQ family will soon be assembled on an area of 12,000 square meters.