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Daimler Trucks & CATL Enter Battery Supply Agreement for Electric Trucks

Auto News - Published on Fri, 20 Sep 2019

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Daimler Trucks & Buses and battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Limited have entered a global battery cell modules supply agreement for electric series trucks. CATL will supply lithium ion battery cell modules for a wide range of Daimler Trucks & Buses’ global electric truck portfolio to be introduced in markets from 2021 onwards, including the Mercedes-Benz eActros, the Freightliner eCascadia and the Freightliner eM2. The development of the battery systems lies with Daimler Trucks & Buses. Battery pack assembly will be carried out by Daimler Trucks & Buses as well at its Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant in Germany and its Detroit (Michigan) plant in the US.

Dr Frank Reintjes, Head of Global Powertrain, E-Mobility and Manufacturing Engineering Daimler Trucks said that “At Daimler Trucks & Buses, we are constantly leveraging our strong technological position and global presence through intelligent platforms and shared modules. We are extending this formula of success to our electric trucks as well, fulfilling our customers’ needs with speed to market and best-available technology. Our E-Mobility Group and the new partnership with CATL are key elements of this approach.”

Gesa Reimelt Head of E-Mobility Group Daimler Trucks & Buses said that “As the world’s leading truck manufacturer, we strive to be first to market with series production zero-emission transportation solutions on a global scale. Already today, we have battery-electric trucks in customer operation around the world. Working with CATL as a strong global partner will go a long way in providing a wide range of electric trucks for series production from 2021 onwards.”

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Fri, 20 Sep 2019
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