The headquarters of BatteroTech, Chinese company that develops solutions for the electric mobility and is part of the Chinese mining giant Tsingshan (56 billions of turnover and 60,000 employees) is in Turin, precisely at Solferino Square. The giant, which has all papers in order to be a new protagonist of the electric mobility also in the new continent, has then bet on Italy for its first headquarters in Europe.
«The target is developing a commercial network for our batteries and collaborating with companies like Stellantis, but we have chosen establishing in Turin, and not in Milan, because it is actually the automotive city and involves competitive induced activities», affirmed Benson Feng, vice president of the company.
Some data to outline the weight of this Asian reality? Tsingshan Group has just invested 233 million dollars in lithium mines in Chile and other 400 millions in Argentina to supply raw materials to car makers and to rank among the leaders in the battery market also in Europe. «We are supplier of all Chinese automotive companies, with the exception of Byd that manufactures everything in-house. Our intent is investing and manufacturing batteries for electric cars in Europe».