• CATL to offer batteries for Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul truck setting up 2024
  • The associates intend to jointly style and design and produce even much more advanced upcoming-technology battery cells and packs for truck specific purposes

Daimler Truck AG and lithium-ion battery manufacturer and developer Modern day Amperex Technological innovation Co. Confined (CATL) have announced the intensification of their present partnership based mostly on their shared eyesight of CO2-neutral electrified trucking.

CATL will be the supplier of lithium-ion battery packs for the Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul battery-electrical truck, which is prepared to be all set for collection generation in 2024. The offer will go further than 2030. The batteries will merge higher electricity density with extremely-very long cycle everyday living as very well as rapid-charging skill to meet up with the unique needs of battery-electrical very long-haul vehicles. In addition, the businesses intend to jointly style and design and produce even much more advanced upcoming-technology battery cells and packs for truck specific purposes, with a focus on higher modularity and scalability in buy to assist distinctive truck purposes and adaptable compatibility with upcoming e-truck products.

In 2019, Daimler Truck AG and CATL entered into a world lithium-ion battery cell modules offer agreement for electrical collection vehicles such as the Mercedes-Benz eActros, the Freightliner eCascadia and eM2. In September 2020, Daimler Truck AG announced the eActros LongHaul, which will have a range of about five hundred kilometres for electricity-effective transport on plannable very 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, said: “Partnerships are vital for us to produce on our dedication to the Paris Agreement and our supreme intention of attaining CO2-neutral transport on the streets, on which we are performing at entire speed. Growing and strengthening our powerful collaboration with CATL will participate in a critical function as we speed up our electrification pursuits and direct the way to zero emissions in the truck sector. We will launch a huge range of purchaser-oriented, progressive collection-produced electrical vehicles from 2021 onwards.”

Dr. Robin Zeng, Founder, Chairman and CEO of CATL said: “We are quite joyful to strengthen the present partnership with Daimler Truck AG based mostly on our shared eyesight in e-mobility. With CATL’s progressive technological know-how in EV batteries and Daimler Truck’s deep know-how in the weighty truck sector, we imagine our powerful world partnership will further enrich Daimler Truck AG’s industry placement on the e-mobility phase and speed up to generate to carbon neutrality.”