German government vies for headquarters of European battery cell production
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.