Little more than a month after Daimler began deliveries of its Mercedes-Benz brand lithium-ion stationary energy storage system it has set up a company to ensure its global dominance.
Mercedes-Benz Energy will now assume the development and global sales and installation of the scalable energy storage system, which comes in 2.5kWh modules.
The Mercedes-Benz energy storage units are based on the same technology Daimler it has been using in its electric and hybrid vehicles since 2012.
Production of the stationary and automotive storage systems will remain with Daimler’s other wholly owned subsidiary, Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE GmbH & Co. KG.
Mercedes-Benz Energy will be based in Kamenz/Saxony, where Daimler recently doubled its ACCUMOTIVE production floor space with an investment of €500 million ($567.3million).
The management of the new company is being assumed on 1st July.
Meanwhile, the world’s largest 2nd use battery storage facility is due to come on line after a joint venture between Daimler AG, German electric mobility and decentralised energy storage firm The Mobility House AG and UK company GETEC.
The 13MW is being connected to the grid from the premises of recycling company Remondis SE, company supporting the JV.
Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH and Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE GmbH & Co. KG are presenting their products at the electrical energy storage (ees) Europe trade fair in Munich from June 22 to June 24, 2016.