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Daimler Truck and CATL develop partnership in batteries | Automotive Business Information
- CATL to provide batteries for Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul truck beginning 2024
- The companions intend to collectively design and develop much more superior next-generation battery cells and packs for truck particular purposes
Daimler Truck AG and lithium-ion battery producer and developer Modern Amperex Know-how Co. Restricted (CATL) have introduced the intensification of their present partnership primarily based on their shared imaginative and prescient of CO2-neutral electrified trucking.
CATL would be the provider of lithium-ion battery packs for the Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul battery-electric truck, which is deliberate to be prepared for collection manufacturing in 2024. The provision will transcend 2030. The batteries will mix excessive power density with ultra-long cycle life in addition to fast-charging capability to satisfy the distinctive necessities of battery-electric long-haul vans. As well as, the businesses intend to collectively design and develop much more superior next-generation battery cells and packs for truck particular purposes, with a give attention to excessive modularity and scalability with a view to assist totally different truck purposes and versatile compatibility with future e-truck fashions.
In 2019, Daimler Truck AG and CATL entered into a worldwide lithium-ion battery cell modules provide settlement for electrical collection vans together with the Mercedes-Benz eActros, the Freightliner eCascadia and eM2. In September 2020, Daimler Truck AG introduced the eActros LongHaul, which could have a spread of about 500 kilometres for energy-efficient transport on plannable long-haul routes.
Martin Daum, Chairman of the Board of Administration of Daimler Truck AG and Member of the Board of Administration of Daimler AG, stated: “Partnerships are very important for us to ship on our dedication to the Paris Settlement and our final objective of attaining CO2-neutral transport on the roads, on which we’re working at full pace. Increasing and strengthening our sturdy collaboration with CATL will play a key position as we speed up our electrification actions and cleared the path to zero emissions within the truck business. We’ll launch a variety of customer-oriented, progressive series-produced electrical vans from 2021 onwards.”
Dr. Robin Zeng, Founder, Chairman and CEO of CATL stated: “We’re very joyful to strengthen the present partnership with Daimler Truck AG primarily based on our shared imaginative and prescient in e-mobility. With CATL’s progressive expertise in EV batteries and Daimler Truck’s deep experience within the heavy truck business, we imagine our sturdy international partnership will additional improve Daimler Truck AG’s market place on the e-mobility stage and speed up to drive in the direction of carbon neutrality.”