Together with TotalEnergies and Mercedes-Benz, Stellantis has recently inaugurated the gigafactory of Automotive Cells Company (ACC) for the manufacturing of batteries headquartered at Billy-Berclau Douvrin, France.
It is the first of the three planned in Europe and it has a starting manufacturing capacity of 13 gigawatts/hour, scheduled to increase up to 40 GWh by 2030. The plant will manufacture high-performance lithium-ion batteries with a minimum CO2 footprint.
The gigafactory will share in Stellantis goal of reaching a production capacity of 250 GWh in Europe within 2030 and will allow the Company to carry on its mission, to offer a complete range of battery technologies able to satisfy the requirements of customers in the whole Stellantis brand’s portfolio. The Company is operating to assure a capacity of around 400 GWh by 2030 thanks to five gigafactories located in Europe and North America and to other supply contracts.
Considering that the chemistry of batteries is in constant evolution, Stellantis is exploring all available technologies to satisfy the diversified requirements of its broad base of customers and to grant a green, safe and accessible mobility. Innovative solutions like the technology of solid-state batteries by Factorial and lithium-sulphur batteries by Lyten allow improving vehicles’ performances and the customer experience, enabling a more sustainable mobility offer for all.
“At the time of the establishment of this partnership, in 2020, we agreed an ambitious programme for the development of electric vehicles’ batteries, to carry out our plan of mobility electrification” declared Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis.