Daimler AG is increasing its international battery manufacturing community and is paving the way in which for the creation of a cross-divisional electro initiative. The wholly-owned Daimler subsidiary Accumotive on the Kamenz location in Germany will make use of round 1,000 folks by the tip of the 12 months—doubling the workforce virtually one 12 months sooner than deliberate, mentioned Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Administration of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Automobiles.
Accumotive was based in 2009 is producing lithium ion-batteries for Mercedes-Benz and sensible model automobiles. A second battery manufacturing facility is being constructed at this web site with an funding of €500 million.
Mercedes-Benz vehicles will make investments €10 billion within the growth of its electrical fleet. By 2022, Daimler will electrify the whole portfolio of Mercedes-Benz, providing prospects no less than one electrified various in all segments.
The corporate is planning to supply greater than 130 electrified car variants. Greater than ten will probably be absolutely electrical passenger vehicles—all through all segments, from the sensible to the big SUV. The primary Mercedes-Benz of the brand new product- and technology-brand EQ would be the EQC, which will probably be ramped-up in spring 2019 within the Mercedes-Benz Bremen plant after which will attain the market in mid-2019.
Daimler is investing greater than €1 billion in a worldwide battery manufacturing community with in complete eight factories at six places and on three continents. This consists of in Germany Kamenz and Stuttgart-Untertürkheim with two battery factories every in addition to Sindelfingen, Peking (China), Bangkok (Thailand) and Tuscaloosa (US).
The second battery manufacturing facility in Kamenz has been designed as a CO2-neutral manufacturing facility. An influence station and a photovoltaic system will—in reference to mounted battery storage—present the manufacturing facility with vitality. The development of the second manufacturing facility on a 20 hectare (2,152,782 sq. ft) giant web site, quadruples the manufacturing and logistic space in Kamenz to a complete of round 80.000 m2 (861,112 sq. ft).
Accumotive is producing drive batteries for electro- and plug-in hybrid automobiles and in addition batteries for the stationary Mercedes-Benz vitality storage in addition to for the 48-volt-system. The 48-volt-board-network celebrated its premiere within the new era of the S-Class and will probably be carried out progressively in several fashions with new Mercedes-Benz engine know-how.
Daimler’s industrial automobiles are additionally counting on batteries from Saxony in the middle of electrifying their portfolio. Each the Vans Vito and Sprinter will probably be geared up with drive batteries from Kamenz on the market launch in 2019, as will the present eCanter, the Fuso mild truck from Daimler Vehicles.