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Daimler plans EV batteries plant in Alabama

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:39 -- Xuan Zhong
Daimler plans EV batteries plant in Alabama

Daimler is to build a new battery manufacturing plant in Alabama for its Mercedes-Benz subsidiary— which has confirmed it is to start making electric vehicles in the US.

Daimler said construction of the one million square-foot battery plant in Tuscaloosa— the group’s fifth such facility worldwide— is set to begin in 2018.

 

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Daimler joins investors in fast-charge firm StoreDot

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:17 -- News Editor
Daimler joins investors in fast-charge firm StoreDot

Israeli start-up StoreDot has raised a further $60 million to support the scaling-up of its electric vehicle (EV) fast-charge FlashBattery technology in a third round of funding led by the truck division of Germany’s Daimler.

StoreDot has said previously it was in talks with European and Chinese car OEM’s about its technology.

 

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Daimler-BAIC invest in Beijing batteries plant

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 11:04 -- News Editor
Daimler-BAIC invest in Beijing batteries plant

A new manufacturing plant for “premium e-batteries” and electric vehicles is to be built in Beijing by Germany’s Daimler and its Chinese joint venture (JV) partner BAIC.

Daimler and BAIC intend to jointly invest a total of CNY5 billion ($736.6 million) in the production of Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz brand battery electric vehicles (BEVs) at the plant, which will be operated by the firms’ Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd., (BBAC) JV.

 

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German car giant builds gigafactory

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:35 -- Xuan Zhong
German car giant builds gigafactory

The casing of a vehicle battery has been laid as the foundation stone for a massive new battery factory being built in Germany. Showing the importance of the €500 ($550) million factory to Germany’s electric car and renewable energy industries, German Chancellor Angela Merkel attended the ceremony at Daimler’s subsidiary, ACCUMOTIVE, in Kamenz.

ACCUMOTIVE’s second factory for lithium-ion batteries in the small town, about 25 miles (40km) northeast of Dresden, is scheduled to go into operation mid-2018.

 

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German OEM launches US arm of ESS subsidiary

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 10:11 -- Xuan Zhong

German vehicle OEM Daimler is opening an US arm of its energy subsidiary as it looks to break into one of the biggest and most congested energy storage markets in the world.

After founding Mercedes-Benz Energy, based in based in Kamenz/Saxony, Germany, earlier this year.

 
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Daimler adds to its battery capability

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 10:14 -- Xuan Zhong

Daimler has started construction of its second battery factory in Kamenz with an investment of €500million ($547.3million) and it is claimed to be one of the largest in Europe.

The new production facility is planned to start operations in the middle of 2018. The area of about 20 hectares is located in immediate proximity of the existing battery factory in Kamenz, about 50 kilometers from Dresden.

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Daimler to invest €500m to build lithium-ion battery pack factory

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 15:03 -- Paul Crompton
Daimler to invest €500m to build lithium-ion battery pack factory

German OEM Daimler is to invest around €500million ($542,890) to build a lithium-ion battery pack manufacturing plant as it expands its electric and hybrid vehicles range.

Using cells from LG Chem and SK Innovations, among others, the move will ‘significantly expand’ the production capacities of Daimler subsidary Deutsche Accumotive.

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Daimler reveals inductive charging intentions

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 10:40 -- Paul Crompton
Daimler reveals inductive charging intentions

German vehicle manufacturer Daimler has signalled its intention to bring inductive charging technology to market with its latest deal.

The strategic partnership with Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, will see the company focusing on implementing the U.S. firms technology in its EV and PHEV vehicles.

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Daimler to expand li-ion battery production capacity

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:30 -- Laura Varriale
Deutsche ACCUmotive

Daimler is to invest €100m ($125m) in its lithium-ion battery system manufacturing subsidiary Deutsche ACCUmotive over the next years.

The subsidiary will produce lithium-ion batteries for new electric versions of Daimler’s Smart cars in 2016 and new Mercedes Benz hybrid models. An expansion of the subsidiary’s manufacturing facility in Kamenz, Germany, is currently under construction and is set to be completed mid-2015, increasing the production space to 20,000 sq. m.

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Tesla considers setting up a battery plant in Germany

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 15:02 -- Laura Varriale
Elon Musk

Tesla is to open up a battery production plant in Germany “within five to six years”, according to the carmaker’s CEO Elon Musk.

In an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel Musk called for more effort in the development of batteries in Germany and criticised the German automotive industry for the lack of technological commitment despite “fulfilling all qualifications for it.”

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