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Stellantis has announced plans to build a third EV battery production site in Italy. Together with its partners, Stellantis is supporting Automotive Cells Company’s (ACC) growth plans as it intends to transform Stellantis’ existing Termoli plant in Italy to a new battery facility, and finalises the agreement to add Mercedes-Benz as a new, equal partner with TotalEnergies/Saft and Stellantis.
The partners have also committed to increase ACC’s industrial capacity to at least 120 gigawatt hours (GWh) by 2030 and to scale up development and production of next-generation high-performance battery cells and modules.
Automotive Cells Company was founded by Stellantis and TotalEnergies/Saft in August 2020.
Carlos Tavares, Stellantis CEO, says: “We are grateful to everyone involved in this investment to secure the future of the great community in Termoli. Transforming the existing plant to help support a more sustainable future positions ACC as the European leader in battery manufacturing and reaffirms, thanks to the collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development, Italy’s role in supporting Stellantis’ transformation to a sustainable mobility tech company.”
Stellantis has announced plans to have global annual battery electric vehicle sales of five million vehicles by 2030, reaching 100% of passenger car BEV sales mix in Europe and 50% passenger cars and light-duty trucks in the United States.
Stellantis has also increased planned battery capacity by 140 GWh to approximately 400 GWh, to be supported by five gigafactories together with additional supply contracts.