Mercedes lays the foundation for eCampus near Stuttgart
Mercedes-Benz has laid the symbolic foundation stone for a new competence centre for the research and development of future generations of batteries and battery cells on the grounds of its main plant in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim. The so-called ‘Mercedes-Benz eCampus’ is to be gradually put into operation from 2023.
Daimler launches EQS battery production
Shortly before the world premiere on 15 April 2021, Daimler has started battery production for its EV flagship Mercedes EQS. As part of the Untertürkheim site, the Hedelfingen plant section is responsible for battery system production for the EQS, followed by systems for the upcoming EQE model.
Daimler to produce lithium-ion cells near Stuttgart
A dispute over the electric campus at Mercedes seems to have been settled and Daimler has now announced that it will build the ‘Mercedes-Benz Drive Systems Campus’ in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim. The main plant is to be focussed on electric vehicles, which included the production of lithium-ion cells.
Mercedes reveals production locations for EQ ramp up
Mercedes-Benz is now providing a comprehensive overview of the production sites for its electric offensive for the EQ brand. Production of the EQA at the Rastatt plant in Germany among others has already started ahead of the model’s world premiere on 20 January 2021.
Daimler to produce electric drives in Untertürkheim
Daimler has decided to produce parts of the electric powertrain (eATS) for the next electric vehicles in the EQ family at their Untertürkheim plant in Germany. This was agreed after long negotiations between the management and the works council at the site.
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.
Mercedes expands battery offensive
Mercedes-Benz has announced an expansion of their battery offensive for the near future. In particular, the locations in Singelfingen and Untertürkheim will receive the newest facilities in Mercedes’ global battery production network.
Daimler motor factory to turn into battery centre in Germany
Workers in Untertürkheim rejoice as Daimler announces to join its battery research with the facilities of its subsidiary Accumotive on site. Together the location will host what Daimler calls its competence centre for batteries within the larger push for e-mobility production hubs.
Daimler to restructure its EV battery development unit
The carmaker is currently discussing to ‘insource’ this unit, according to the Stuttgarter Zeitung. Wolfgang Nieke, Chairman of the company’s works council, makes clear that he wants development specialists of Daimler’s subsidiary Accumotive to move to the headquarters in Untertürkheim.