Stellantis & Samsung SDI To Construct 2nd Battery Gigafactory In USA

We’re leaving the oil & gasoline period and heading into the electrical automobile period, and the bottom of that new period is batteries, batteries, batteries. Stellantis and Samsung SDI are advancing their tokens on this new period with an announcement of a second US battery gigafactory.

Again in Could of final yr (2022), Stellantis and Samsung SDI introduced their first joint battery gigafactory within the USA. That battery gigafactory is meant to start operations within the first quarter of 2025 in Kokomo, Indiana. It was initially imagined to have an annual manufacturing capability of 23 gigawatt-hours (GWh), however that has now been elevated to 33 GWh. However that’s not sufficient for Stellantis’ US electrification plans, and therefore the information this week.

Utilizing the identical StarPlus Power three way partnership the businesses fashioned for that first manufacturing facility, Stellantis and Samsung SDI have simply introduced a second battery gigafactory. This one is deliberate for starting of operations in 2027. The preliminary deliberate manufacturing capability is 34 GWh. We don’t but know the place this second US gigafactory will likely be situated. That hasn’t been determined but.

Stellantis has a plan for its path to electrification referred to as Dare Ahead 2030. Included on this plan is a goal to be promoting 100% pure battery-electric automobiles (BEVs) in Europe by 2030 and 50% within the US by 2030. (Sure, the US goal exhibits how far behind the US market is in the meanwhile.) With these targets mixed, Stellantis tasks that it’ll want 400 GWh of annual battery capability provide. The 67 GWh from these two US gigafactories would get it 17% of the way in which there.

“This new facility will contribute to reaching our aggressive goal to supply no less than 25 new battery electrical automobiles for the North American market by the tip of the last decade,” mentioned Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares.

“By establishing the three way partnership with Stellantis final yr, we laid a strong groundwork for marking our presence in North America,” remarked Samsung SDI President and CEO Yoon-ho Choi. “The second plant will speed up our market penetration into the US and assist Stellantis push ahead the US transition to an period of electrical automobiles by supplying the merchandise that includes the very best ranges of security and high quality.”

Stellantis’ EV efforts definitely look way more severe with these battery gigafactory agreements and three way partnership with Samsung SDI, lengthy a frontrunner in high-quality EV battery expertise.


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