Envision AESC to supply Mercedes-Benz high-performance battery cell modules for the production of its all-electric Mercedes-EQ vehicles in Alabama.
Under the new agreement, Envision AESC will supply high-performance battery cell modules to support end to end production of all-electric Mercedes-EQ vehicles in the Mercedes-Benz plant at Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The plant has been the production plant for large SUVs bearing the three-pointed star since 1997. Now the plant goes electric with the EQS SUV.
Envision AESC’s new battery facility will be powered by net zero carbon energy and offer digital automation when operational in 2025.
Lei Zhang, executive chairman of Envision AESC, said, “We are pleased to partner with Mercedes-Benz to provide high-performance battery cell modules for its new Mercedes-EQ vehicles produced in the US. This marks a significant step forward in our company’s mission to be a leading technology partner to support the global transition to carbon neutral transportation. Our planned investment in a new Gigafactory will form part of an ecosystem in the region, aimed at growing the local supply chain and developing the whole life cycle opportunities of batteries. Our ambition is to develop advanced technology, future innovations and integrated net zero solutions.”
The new Envision AESC Gigafactory in the US follows confirmation in 2021 of plans to build Gigafactory’s in France, Japan, and the UK. Envision aims to have 300GWh+ capacity by 2030, powered by net-zero energy.
Photo by Mercedes-Benz.
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