News Digest Item
15 Oct 2018

German government vies for headquarters of European battery cell production

Federal Ministry for the Economy and Energy

The German government tries to bring the headquarters of the envisaged European joint venture for battery cell production to Germany, a press release by Germany’s economy and energy ministry (BMWi) says. At a meeting of the European Battery Alliance in Brussels, state secretary Claudia Dörr-Voß said the government supported research institutions and private companies in order to make Germany a top location for future battery cell production. “Batteries and battery cells are key for many new products – from smart watches over e-cars to electric aviation,” which is why Germany had to make sure it is capable of producing the technology itself, Dörr-Voß said.

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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