Very soon there will be only one option to buy a new smart, it's a smart electric purchase. Mercedes-Benz still does not offer an ambitious strategy, but it includes some kind of electricity in all its product lines. In 2022 it is expected that Mercedes-Benz has 130 versions of its cars with some kind of electricity Therefore, electric motors and batteries. Thus, for such a brand, and for an important group like Daimler, it is essential Secure its strategy to produce millions of electric cars in the coming years.
Daimler just announced that it has purchased battery cells worth 20 million euros. These cells will be used, as we have said, in various electrification solutions, ranging from hybrids and micro-hybrids to hybrids.
Batteries generate millions of electricity and extra cars
It is difficult to estimate the number of cars that can be manufactured with this battery supply, especially if we do not know the cost of the cells, per kWh, and the cars that will equip these batteries have such diverse technologies. But it seems that the cost estimate between $ 100 / kWh – Tesla expects the model 3 batteries to be even cheaper in the short term – and $ 200 / kWh, Mercedes-Benz would have guaranteed the supply of batteries to hundreds of thousands of electric cars Such as Mercedes and EQC And millions of small electric cars, such as smart cars and hybrid hybrids.
Mercedes-Benz guarantees the supply of batteries for millions of cars in addition, by 2030
According to Mercedes-Benz, this purchase is intended to cover the supply of batteries for cars with different electrical technologies by 2030.
Only in the manufacture and assembly of batteries, Mercedes-Benz will invest more than 1,000 million euros. The cells they will be buying will be collected at eight different plants, which will be distributed on three continents, starting in Kamenets, Germany, where batteries have already been manufactured, and one that will begin production in early 2019. Mercedes-Benz also packs batteries in Stuttgart, Sindlipingen and Beijing, And Tuscaloosa (United States). The brand emphasizes the importance of assembling batteries locally, and distributed factories in Europe, Asia and the United States, to maximize the flexibility and efficiency of production, an important factor in products such as electric cars, which require a very large investment when the margin for reducing such investment small.
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