Svolt to build battery cell factories in Germany, aims at 100 GWh production capacity by 2025

18 November 2020, 03:20:53

Svolt to build battery cell factories in Germany, aims at 100 GWh production capacity by 2025Svolt is one of the top 10 Chinese EV battery cell manufacturers. The spin-off from Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall has announced its plans to build a battery cell factory in Germany at the IAA 2019 and it seems that these plans have a more solid shape now. Svolt says in a press release that in two Saarland (Germany) locations it will build a module and pack factory as well as a state-of-the-art cell factory with 24 GWh production capacity in the final expansion stage. A total investment of up to EUR 2 billion is planned in Europe. The plants will create up to 2,000 jobs.

Svolt plans to establish 100 GWh battery cell production capacities worldwide by 2025. In addition to the plant in Germany, three plants are planned in the Asian Pacific region with an installed total capacity of 76 GWh. SVOLT opened the first of the four planned cell factories in Jintan, China in November 2019. In addition, several module and pack plants are being created - depending on customer requirements. A total investment of EUR 8 billion is expected worldwide. The company intends to employ around 10,000 people. At the same time Svolt is continuously developing its research and development capacities.

Svolt already has two large R&D centres in Baoding and Wuxi, China, and three R&D hubs. It currently employs around half of its 3,000 worldwide employees in the area of research and development alone and registered over 550 patents in 2019. Among other things, Svolt is the first company to bring cobalt-free high nickel cell chemistry to mass production readiness. It also employs an active research and development team working in the area of solid-state batteries.

The cobalt-free nickel manganese battery cells achieve an energy density comparable to that of conventional high-nickel cells, but by doing without cobalt, are more sustainable, durable and more economical. The high-tech company plans to bring the first cobalt-free high-nickel battery cells installed in vehicles onto the market as early as mid-2021. The target segment is the mid-range volume market.

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