Mercedes-Benz EQC To Enter Manufacturing In Mid-2019

Subsequent Spring Daimler will begin manufacturing of 80 kWh batteries for the EQC.

Daimler subsidiary Deutsche Accumotive intends to double the quantity of staff to roughly 1,000 by the top of 2018, gearing-up for the launch of the second battery pack manufacturing manufacturing facility in Kamenz, Germany.

The primary facility already produced greater than 200,000 packs for BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs and power storage techniques and from Spring 2019 on, the second manufacturing facility will start quantity manufacturing of all-new battery packs for the Mercedes-Benz EQC.

The EQC itself will enter manufacturing in mid-2019, as batteries first must be shipped to the Bremen plant (additionally in Germany). The primary all-electric SUV from Daimler has been within the pre-production stage since summer time of this 12 months.

Daimler is investing some €500 million in Kamenz and in whole €10 billion globally to have greater than 130 electrified fashions by the top of 2022, together with greater than 10 all-electric automobiles.

Battery packs are to be produced at eight factories, in six places on three continents:

  • two vegetation in Kamenz, Germany
  • plant in Beijing, China
  • plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • plant in Bangkok, Thailand
  • two vegetation in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, Germany
  • plant in Sindelfingen, Germany

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC preliminary specs

  • twin motor (asynchronous), all-wheel drive
  • system output of 300 kW (402 hp) and 564 lb-ft (765 Nm)
  • Zero-60 mph in four.9 seconds (Zero-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds)
  • high pace of 112 mph (180 km/h)
  • 80 kWh battery (384 cells – two modules with 48 cells and 4 modules with 72 cells)
  • greater than 200 miles (320 km) of all-electric vary (prelim est.) or over 280 miles (450 km) underneath NEDC
  • DC quick charging (CCS Combo) in 40 minutes (110kW, 10%-80%)
  • AC on-board charger – 7.four kW
  • towing functionality – 1,800 kg (three,968 lbs)
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC
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Press blast

Daimler subsidiary Accumotive doubles the quantity of staff to roughly 1.000

  • Ramp-up of the electromobility web site Kamenz is progressing quick.
  • For the reason that begin of the manufacturing in 2012 till in the present day Kamenz has produced greater than 200.000 batteries on the premise of the lithium ion expertise.
  • From 2019 onwards the quantity manufacturing of batteries for the absolutely electrical Mercedes-Benz EQC (mixed energy consumption: 22.2 kWh/100 km; mixed CO2 emissions: Zero g/km, provisional figures)[1] will begin.
  • Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Administration of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Automobiles: “We're taking large steps within the route of electro mobility. At Accumotive we'll double the quantity of staff till the top of the 12 months 2018. We'll obtain this nearly one 12 months sooner than initially deliberate. We're thus heading for the beginning of manufacturing of the EQC in spring 2019.”
  • The Saxon Minister President, Michael Kretschmer, obtained a trial run with the brand new EQC throughout a standard manufacturing facility tour.

Stuttgart/Kamenz, Germany – The Daimler AG is placing intensive work within the growth of the worldwide 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 individuals till finish of the 12 months 2018. “We're taking large steps within the route of electromobility. At Accumotive we'll double the quantity of staff till the top of the 12 months 2018. We'll obtain this nearly one 12 months sooner than initially deliberate. We're thus heading for the beginning of manufacturing of the EQC in spring 2019,” introduced Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Administration of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Automobiles, throughout a go to of Michael Kretschmer, Minister President of Saxony, in Kamenz.

Throughout a manufacturing facility tour – at which Roland Dantz, Lord Mayor of Kamenz, Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Administration of Daimler AG liable for Group Analysis and Mercedes-Benz Automobiles Improvement, Jörg Burzer, Head of High quality Administration at Mercedes-Benz Automobiles, Frank Deiß, Head of Manufacturing Powertrain Mercedes-Benz Automobiles, in addition to Heiko Steinmetz, one of many Managing Administrators of Accumotive, have participated – the Minister President Kretschmer has gained perception within the electro-strategy of Mercedes-Benz Automobiles and received an outline regarding the present progress of the location in Kamenz. On this event, Prime Minister Kretschmer took the chance to check drive the EQC, the brand new all-electric car from Mercedes-Benz.

In accordance with Kretschmer: “What has grown and continues to develop right here in Kamenz lately is a crucial funding for Europe, Saxony and Lausitz area. By the top of the 12 months, the variety of jobs within the fashionable plant for lithium-ion batteries is predicted to double to over 1,000. On this means, the expertise location will proceed to become a middle of electromobility. I wish to thank Daimler AG for the belief it has positioned within the Saxony location, with its know-how, its excellent specialists, its robust and industry-oriented analysis and improvement and its skilled provider community, particularly within the area of electromobility.”

The German Accumotive GmbH & Co in Kamenz (round 50 kilometers away from Dresden in Germany) was present in 2009 is producing lithium ion-batteries for automobiles of the manufacturers Mercedes-Benz and sensible. At current a second battery manufacturing facility is being constructed at this web site with an funding of 500 Mio. Euros. This will likely be one of many largest and most fashionable battery factories worldwide. The funding of Daimler strengthens the area Saxony as necessary innovation hub of the German vehicle and affords staff good views in a potential expertise area. Moreover the topic coaching improvement is essential at this web site. The Minister President of Saxony has been in a position to get an impression of this via a chat with two apprentices throughout his manufacturing facility tour.

In the midst of electro initiative, Mercedes-Benz automobiles will make investments ten billion Euros within the growth of its electrical fleet. By 2022, Daimler will electrify the complete 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. Thereof greater than ten will likely be absolutely electrical passenger automobiles – all through all segments, from the sensible to the massive SUV. The primary Mercedes-Benz of the brand new product- and expertise model EQ would be the EQC, which will likely be ramped-up in spring 2019 within the Mercedes-Benz Bremen plant after which will attain the market in mid-2019.

Daimler is investing a couple of billion Euros in a worldwide battery manufacturing community with in whole 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 (USA).

“With in the meantime eight battery factories on three continents we're effectively represented by way of electromobility within the powertrain manufacturing community of Mercedes-Benz Automobiles. Since 2012 we're producing batteries in Kamenz and have gained worthwhile data. Our staff is working extremely motivated every day and is dealing with the rising portions whereas working the brand new techniques”, says Frank Deiß, Head of Manufacturing Mercedes-Benz Automobiles.

The second battery manufacturing facility in Kamenz has been designed as a CO2-neutral manufacturing facility: Daimler thinks within the sense of electromobility holistically and builds the manufacturing on sustainability. An influence station and a photovoltaic system will – in reference to mounted battery storage – present the manufacturing facility with power. The brand new battery manufacturing facility units requirements with fashionable techniques and expertise measures within the area Trade four.Zero. The beginning of the pre-series manufacturing has began in mid-2018 and in spring 2019 the quantity manufacturing of the EQC battery will comply with. The development of the second manufacturing facility on a 20 hectare (2,152,782 sq. toes) giant web site, quadruples the manufacturing and logistic space in Kamenz to a complete of round 80.000 m2 (861,112 sq. toes).

“The situation Kamenz belongs to the pioneers within the electromobility worldwide and in Germany. For our staff the growth of this web site is a affirmation of their efficiency and their know-how. Since 2012 till in the present day Kamenz has produced greater than 200.000 batteries on the premise of the lithium ion expertise,” says Steinmetz. Accumotive is producing drive batteries for electro- and plug-in hybrid automobiles and in addition batteries for the stationary Mercedes-Benz power storage in addition to for the 48-volt-system. The trendsetting 48-volt-board-network celebrated its premiere within the new technology of the S-Class and will likely be applied regularly in several fashions with new Mercedes-Benz engine expertise.

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 likely be geared up with drive batteries from Kamenz on the market launch in 2019, as will the present eCanter, the Fuso gentle truck from Daimler Vehicles.

About Accumotive

Deutsche Accumotive GmbH & Co. KG is an entirely owned subsidiary of Daimler AG and has been established in 2009. The corporate produces batteries for hybrid- and electro-vehicles on the premise of lithium ion expertise for automobiles of the manufacturers Mercedes-Benz and sensible. The competence for batteries and cell manufacturing has a protracted custom on the web site in Kamenz: ten years in the past, the Daimler AG and Evonik Industries had run a battery cell manufacturing on-site. This know-how has been transferred to the Accumotive. Inside the final two years the location has been drastically prolonged and can comprise approx. 1.000 staff on the finish of 2018.

[1] Figures for gasoline consumption/energy consumption and CO2 emissions are provisional and had been decided by the technical service for the certification process in accordance with the WLTP take a look at process and correlated in NEDC values. EC sort approval and certificates of conformity with official figures aren't but out there. Variations between the acknowledged figures and the official figures are potential.