EV battery factories

Battery cells. Image from Mercedes-Benz.

Battery Technologies of the Future: Mercedes-Benz eCampus Opens at Stuttgart-Untertürkheim Headquarters

New competence centre for development of innovative, high-performance battery cells and new manufacturing processes Ola Källenius: “Our goal is to reduce battery costs by more than 30 percent in the coming years” In 2024, Mercedes-Benz will invest 14 billion euros in research and development and in its plants – a … [continued]

Image of Toyota's first US battery factory in Liberty, NC. Courtesy of Toyota.

Battery Cell Production in North America Expected to Exceed 1,200 GWh per Year by 2030

1,200 GWh per year of battery cells would be enough cells for at least 12 million new EVs annually. Argonne National Laboratory projects that battery cell production in North America will exceed 1,200 GWh of capacity by 2030. That is enough to supply 12 to 15 million new EVs annually … [continued]

2,000 Quality Jobs: Accelera by Cummins, Daimler Truck & PACCAR Complete Battery Joint Venture To…

Accelera™ by Cummins, the zero-emissions business segment of Cummins Inc. [NYSE: CMI], Daimler Trucks & Buses US Holding LLC [a Daimler Truck Group Company; DAX: DTR0CK; “Daimler Truck”] and PACCAR [NASDAQ: PCAR] have selected Marshall County, Mississippi, as the future site of advanced battery cell manufacturing for their planned joint venture. The joint … [continued]

Image of Toyota's first US battery factory in Liberty, NC. Courtesy of Toyota.

The Southeast US Battery Belt Is Learning To Love EVs

Laid-off workers in the Southeast have a new option. As electric vehicle battery plants rise in the region, they’re accompanied by good jobs, and these jobs are better paying than any of the previous textile or furniture industry positions from years past. EV battery plants are reinvigorating areas left destitute … [continued]

BlueOval City, Ford's electric vehicle and battery manufacturing campus in West Tennessee, begins production in 2025, and will be home to Ford’s second-generation electric truck, codenamed Project T3, and will be capable of producing 500,000 EV trucks a year at full production. Site shown as of March 10, 2023. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Qualifies For $9.2 Billion DOE Loan To Build 3 US Battery Factories

Ford and SK On have received a conditional loan approval from the DOE Loan Program Office in the amount of $9.2 billion.

Visualization of Gigafactory St. Thomas. Image courtesy of Volkswagen AG.

Volkswagen To Build Its Largest Battery Cell Factory … In Canada

The battery division of Volkswagen Group, PowerCo SE, has picked the location to construct its biggest battery gigafactory to date — St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. A potential final expansion stage could produce of up to 90 GWh of batteries annually. Actually, they already announced it last month. This was more … [continued]