The Mercedes-Benz EQC is still waiting for the line to go up in the assembly line as Daimler Accumotive subsidiary, which will build the electric SUV batteries, is still in the recruitment phase. The facility is on the brink of doubling the number of workers, reaching about 1,000 workers at its Kamenz plant in East Germany.
Accumotive GmbH, founded in 2012, has manufactured more than 200,000 lithium-ion batteries for Mercedes-Benz and smart models so far. A second battery factory of the company is currently being built, after Daimler invested 500 million euros (571 million dollars). This will make Kamenz one of the world’s largest and most modern battery manufacturing plants, Daimler claims.
The company now owns eight production centers in six locations on three continents, all working to expends the electric domination of the Mercedes-Benz production plants: Kamenz and Stuttgart-Untertürkheim in Germany, Sindelfingen, also in Germany, Beijing in China, Bangkok in Thailand and Tuscaloosa in the United States.
Under the Electric mobility, ten billion euros will be invested in Mercedes-Benz cars to expand the electric fleet. By 2022, Daimler will electrify the whole Mercedes-Benz portfolio.