Published on August 12th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
Mercedes-Benz Partners Up With CATL To Open Hungarian Battery Plant
CATL’s Hungarian battery production site will supply Mercedes-Benz with the cells it needs.
Mercedes-Benz is among the many premium car brands who have pledged to go all-electric within the next few years. For Mercedes-Benz, the ‘fully-electric’ goal has been set at the end of the decade but only where market conditions allow. Theoretically, Mercedes-Benz will need more than 200 Gigawatt hours by then to build the necessary number of electric vehicles. To help them reach that number, they’re partnering up with four European cell factories and four others outside of Europe.
This week, Mercedes-Benz announced that it would be working with CATL who have a new battery cell plant in Debrecen, Hungary. This plant will supply battery cells to Mercedes-Benz production sites in Germany and in Hungary itself. Mercedes-Benz will be this factory’s first and biggest customer. The battery cells are said to be CO2 neutrally produced by CATL and they are audited and certified by third part companies DEKRA and SGS.
This is not the first time Mercedes-Benz has worked with CATL. Their partnership began in August 2020 when CATL built Germany’s first ever automotive battery production plant in Thuringia.
Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (“CATL”) is a global leader of new energy innovative technologies, committed to providing solutions and services for new energy applications worldwide. In June 2018, the company went public on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. In the year 2021, CATL ranked No.1 in terms of EV battery consumption volume in the world for five consecutive years, and it also ranks first in the market share of global energy storage battery production.
CATL also enjoys wide recognition by global OEM partners. To achieve the goal of realizing fossil fuel replacement in stationary and mobile energy systems with highly efficient electrical power systems that are generated through advanced batteries and renewable energy, and promote the integrated innovation of market applications with electrification and intelligentization, CATL maintains continuous innovation in four dimensions including material and electrochemistry system, structure system, extreme green manufacturing and business model.