Very soon there will be only one possibility of buying a new smart, smart smart procurement. Mercedes-Benz still does not offer such an ambitious strategy, but it contains some kind of electrification in all its product lines. In 2022 it is expected that Mercedes-Benz will have 130 versions of cars with some type of electrification and, therefore, electric motors and batteries. So for a brand like this, and for such an important group with Daimler, it's essential Ensure its strategy to produce millions of electric cars in the coming years.
Daimler has just announced he has acquired a battery battery worth 20,000 million euros. These cells will be used, as we said, in different electrification solutions, ranging from hybrids and micro-hybrids, to reproduce and electric hybrids.
Batteries to produce millions of electric cars and join
It is difficult to estimate the number of cars that could be generated with this battery supply, especially if we do not know the cost of the cells, per kWh, and cars that will be the battery appliance These have so diverse technologies. But there seems to be a cost estimation of between $ 100 / kWh – Tesla expects the Model 3 batteries to be cheaper even in the short term – and $ 200 / kWh, It could be said that Mercedes-Benz would have guaranteed the supply of batteries for hundreds of thousands of electric cars like Mercedes EQC and millions of small electric cars, such as smart cars, and join hybrids.
Mercedes-Benz guarantees the supply of batteries to millions of cars joining, by 2030
According to Mercedes-Benz, this procurement aims to include the supply of batteries for cars with different electrification technologies until 2030.
Only when producing and producing batteries, Mercedes-Benz will invest more than 1,000 million euros. The cells that they would have acquired will be brought together in eight different factories distributed in three continents, starting with Kamenz, in Germany, where batteries are already being produced, and another that will begin to produce early in 2019. Mercedes-Benz will also assemble batteries in Stuttgart, Sindelfingen and Beijing (China), Bangkok (Thailand) and Tuscaloosa (United States). The brand emphasizes the importance of collecting batteries locally, and in factories distributed in Europe, Asia and the US, to maximize the flexibility and production efficiency, an important factor in products such as electric cars, which are Need a very big investment, and where the margins to amortize such an investment are small.
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