Mercedes-Benz and China’s CATL have announced an enhancement of their strategic battery technology partnership.
The partnership now covers the full range of battery technologies across the whole portfolio, from cells across modules for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars to entire battery systems for Mercedes-Benz Vans.
The electric luxury sedan Mercedes-Benz EQS that will launch next year with a range of over 700 km, is equipped with CATL cell modules.
Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, responsible for Daimler Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars COO, says: ”We intend to lead in battery technologies, so we are now combining our own research and development expertise with bold partners. We will integrate cutting-edge battery systems to create luxury cars with outstanding range, charging speed, safety and sustainability. Working with CATL will see us accelerate our transformation towards carbon-neutrality.”
Dr. Robin Zeng, Founder, Chairman and CEO of CATL, adds: “We are very pleased to further expand and upgrade the partnership for both parties’ future development. Mercedes invented the car more than 130 years ago and has developed its technology with countless innovations. This combined with CATL’s expertise in battery, will be a decisive step in both parties’ electrification strategies.”
The two partners have already started working on future battery generations to be introduced in a number of vehicles within the next few years.
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