• CATL to provide batteries for Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul truck commencing 2024
  • The companions intend to jointly design and establish even more superior upcoming-technology battery cells and packs for truck precise applications

Daimler Truck AG and lithium-ion battery producer and developer Present-day Amperex Engineering Co. Restricted (CATL) have declared the intensification of their existing partnership primarily based on their shared vision of CO2-neutral electrified trucking.

CATL will be the supplier of lithium-ion battery packs for the Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul battery-electric truck, which is planned to be ready for series output in 2024. The provide will go beyond 2030. The batteries will merge high strength density with extremely-lengthy cycle lifetime as well as rapid-charging potential to satisfy the unique demands of battery-electric lengthy-haul vans. In addition, the organizations intend to jointly design and establish even more superior upcoming-technology battery cells and packs for truck precise applications, with a focus on high modularity and scalability in buy to assistance different truck applications and adaptable compatibility with upcoming e-truck products.

In 2019, Daimler Truck AG and CATL entered into a world lithium-ion battery mobile modules provide arrangement for electric series vans together with the Mercedes-Benz eActros, the Freightliner eCascadia and eM2. In September 2020, Daimler Truck AG declared the eActros LongHaul, which will have a selection of about 500 kilometres for strength-efficient transportation on plannable lengthy-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 critical for us to produce on our determination to the Paris Agreement and our final target of obtaining CO2-neutral transportation on the streets, on which we are operating at total speed. Expanding and strengthening our strong collaboration with CATL will play a key purpose as we accelerate our electrification actions and lead the way to zero emissions in the truck sector. We will launch a broad selection of buyer-oriented, innovative series-developed electric vans from 2021 onwards.”

Dr. Robin Zeng, Founder, Chairman and CEO of CATL said: “We are incredibly content to bolster the existing partnership with Daimler Truck AG primarily based on our shared vision in e-mobility. With CATL’s innovative technological innovation in EV batteries and Daimler Truck’s deep skills in the heavy truck sector, we believe that our strong world partnership will additional greatly enhance Daimler Truck AG’s sector situation on the e-mobility phase and accelerate to generate toward carbon neutrality.”