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10 Oct 2018

Economy minister to present new consortium for battery cell production – media report


German economy minister Peter Altmaier will present a new consortium of companies on 13 November to tackle domestic battery cell production, reports Alfons Frese in the Tagesspiegel. Manufacturer VARTA Microbattery and carmaker Ford Germany will be part of the alliance, according to sources. Both companies have declined to comment.
In July, Chinese battery maker CATL announced plans to build a large factory in the eastern German state of Thuringia to supply manufacturers with battery cells in the country where the automobile was born.

Find the article in German here.

Find background in the new CLEW dossier Energy storage and the Energiewende and the article Chinese-German battery cell deal key step for mobility transition.

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