Very soon there will be only one chance to buy a new smartphone – to buy electrical intelligence. Mercedes-Benz still does not offer such an ambitious strategy, but it also includes some kind of electrification in all its product lines. In 2022 Mercedes-Benz is expected to have 130 versions of cars with some electrification types and therefore electric motors and batteries. Therefore, a brand such as the Daimler group is essential to ensure the next million years of electric vehicle production strategy.
Daimler has just announced that he has purchased a battery worth € 20,000. As we have said, these cells will be used in various electrification solutions, starting with hybrids and micro hybrids, to plug-ins and electric hybrids.
Batteries that produce millions of electric and plug-in cars
It is difficult to estimate the number of cars that could be produced using this battery, especially if we do not know cell costs per kilowatt-hour, as well as cars that provide these diverse technologies for these batteries. But it seems that, at a cost of $ 100 / kWh, Tesla expects the 3 battery models to become even cheaper in the short term – and $ 200 / kWh, It could be said that Mercedes-Benz will provide batteries for hundreds of thousands of electric cars as Mercedes EQC and millions of small electric cars like smart cars and plug-in hybrids.
Mercedes-Benz will provide batteries for millions of plug-in cars by 2030
According to Mercedes-Benz data, this acquisition aims to cover automotive batteries with various electrification technologies by 2030.
Mercedes-Benz will invest more than € 1,000 million in batteries manufacturing and assembly. The cells that they would have purchased will be assembled in eight different factories, which are distributed on three continents, from Kamenets, Germany, where batteries are already being manufactured, and one that will start production in early 2019. Mercedes-Benz will also install batteries in Stuttgart, Sindelfingen and Beijing (China), Bangkok (Thailand) and Tuscaloosa (United States). The brand emphasizes the importance of collecting batteries locally and in factories that are distributed in Europe, Asia and the United States, in order to maximize product flexibility and efficiency, which is an important factor in products such as electric cars that require a very large investment and where such investments damping is small.
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