Daimler Truck AG and CATL Will Develop Truck-Specific Batteries Together

daimler truck network and catl will develop truck-specific batteries together
daimler truck network and catl will develop truck-specific batteries together

Martin Daum, CEO of Daimler Truck AG: “By expanding our partnership with CATL, we will significantly accelerate our electrification strategy and play a leading role in making the industry carbon neutral. Starting from 2021, we will offer the market a customer-focused, innovative mass-produced electric vehicle portfolio.” said.

Daimler Truck AG, acting with the vision of CO2-neutral, electric road freight transportation, and Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., the world-leading lithium-ion battery manufacturer and developer in its field. Limited (CATL) is expanding its existing partnerships. CATL will supply lithium-ion batteries for the all-electric Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul, which is scheduled to go into mass production in 2024. The supply agreement is planned to continue into 2030 and beyond. The batteries of eActros LongHaul will have features such as long service life, fast charging and high energy density. The batteries will thus meet the requirements of electric long-haul trucks. The companies also plan to co-develop even more advanced next-generation batteries for truck-specific applications. Advanced modularity and scalability are aimed in the developed solutions. The batteries are intended to be used flexibly for different purposes and future electric truck models.

Daimler Truck AG and CATL signed a global supply agreement for lithium-ion battery cell modules for electric series production trucks in 2019. The vehicles in question include the Mercedes-Benz eActros, Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2. Introduced in September 2020 for efficient transportation on planned long-distance routes, the eActros LongHaul will have a range of approximately 500 km with a fully charged battery.

Martin Daum, Chairman of the Executive Board of Daimler Truck AG and Member of the Executive Board of Daimler AG, said: “We are firmly committed to the Paris Agreement goals and are working on the CO2-neutral trucking of the future. Partnerships on this path are very important to us. By expanding our partnership with CATL, we will significantly accelerate our electrification strategy and play a leading role in making the industry carbon neutral. Starting from 2021, we will offer a customer-oriented, innovative, mass-produced electric vehicle portfolio to the market.” said.

CATL Founder, President and CEO Dr. Robin Zeng said: “We are delighted to have further developed our existing partnership with Daimler Truck AG around our shared vision for an electric future. We combine our innovative battery technologies for electric vehicles with Daimler Truck's know-how in the field of heavy-duty trucks. We believe that thanks to our global partnership, Daimler Truck AG will further strengthen its position in the field of e-mobility. With this partnership, we want to move towards the goal of a CO2-neutral future as soon as possible.” he said.

Daimler Truck AG: series-production trucks with batteries until 2022

Following a sustainable corporate strategy, Daimler Truck AG aims to offer new CO2039-neutral vehicles only while driving in Europe, Japan and North America by 2. Daimler Truck AG's vehicle portfolio in Europe, the USA and Japan is expected to have mass-produced Battery Electric Vehicles by 2022. Daimler Truck AG plans to add mass-produced Hydrogen Based Fuel Cell Vehicles to its product range from 2027.

With hundreds of battery electric vehicles offered to its customers, Daimler Truck AG has already achieved a comprehensive electric vehicle experience. The company's experience; In addition to tests with Battery Electric trucks and buses around the world, the distance traveled by customers with mass-produced vehicles is over 10 million kilometers.

Since 2018, the battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eActros has been extensively tested in daily transport by numerous customers in heavy-duty distribution in Germany and other European countries. Mass production of the eActros is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2021. In addition, the serial production of the Mercedes-Benz eEconic truck, which has a low cabin design that provides high safety thanks to its wide viewing angle, and was developed together with eActros for urban solid waste collection, is planned to start in 2022. In the USA, the mid-range Freightliner eM2 and the heavy-duty Freightliner eCascadia are also subjected to practical customer testing. The eCascadia is scheduled to go into mass production in mid-2022 and the Freightliner eM2 by the end of 2022. A global fleet of over 2017 light-class FUSO eCanter trucks, with the first customer deliveries in 200, is used by numerous customers in Japan, the USA, Europe and Australia.

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