Mercedes-Benz Partnering with Stellantis to Make EV Battery Cells
Sept. 27, 2021—Mercedes-Benz on Friday announced it will partner with Stellantis and Total Energies to produce electric vehicle battery cells.
According to a report from Electrek, the German automaker will purchasing a stake in the Automotive Cells Company and currently has plans to produce eight battery gigafactories.
"To reach its target, the company needs a total battery production capacity of more than 200 Gigawatt hours by the end of the decade and plans to build eight cell factories worldwide together with partners," the company said in a statement. "Joining ACC is the next step on the luxury car maker’s strategic course from 'Electric first' to 'Electric only.'”
Mercedes-Benz has produced its own battery packs up to this point but has had to rely on third-party manufacturers for its cells. While the investment should change that in the long-term, the company will most likely still rely on those outside manufacturers for the time being.