Stellantis confirms second US battery factory with Samsung SDI

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    Stellantis introduced early Monday that it plans a second U.S. battery plant to assist assist American EV manufacturing. 

    With a memorandum of understanding signed between Stellantis and Samsung SDI Monday, the businesses search to start out manufacturing on the facility in 2027 and “an preliminary annual manufacturing capability of 34 gigawatt-hours.” However the location stays undisclosed and “presently below assessment,” in keeping with a launch.

    The second battery plant will fall below the identical StarPlus Vitality three way partnership as its first U.S. facility presently being inbuilt Kokomo, Indiana and attributable to ramp up in early 2025.

    Moreover, Stellantis reported that the Indiana plant will purpose for an annual manufacturing of 33 gigawatt-hours, up from 23 when the undertaking was introduced. 

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    Stellantis’ different proposed battery plant, a three way partnership with LG Vitality Answer, had been stalled till earlier this month over points through which “the Canadian authorities has not delivered on what was agreed to.” 

    As of July 5, the businesses reported the undertaking was again on, with the plant attributable to begin manufacturing in 2024, ramping as much as an annual output of greater than 45 gigawatt-hours. 

    That 4.5-million-square-foot manufacturing unit was beforehand attributable to be accomplished by the top of 2023. The location will even be serving as a expertise heart for cell, module, and battery-pack improvement for EVs, hybrids, and plug-in hybrids, however the firm hasn’t but commented on how this delay would possibly have an effect on these plans. 

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    Stellantis additionally hasn’t but supplied an replace on whether or not this impacts the timeline for the launch of upcoming EVs, probably together with the Ram 1500 REV electrical truck, a Dodge electrical muscle automobile, and a Jeep Recon that might act as a completely electrical “brother” to the Wrangler. 

    Samsung SDI cells have precedent in Stellantis’ U.S. EV lineup. The unique Fiat 500e that first arrived for restricted U.S. sale a decade in the past was geared up with cells from that firm.

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