News Digest Item
09 Dec 2016

“Please recharge”

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Germany’s long-established battery producer Varta is confident that large-scale battery production for e-cars is economically viable in the high-wage country, Max Hägler writes in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. “Battery cell production is definitely possible in Germany,” Varta’s CEO Herbert Schein told the newspaper. The company that already provided the battery for one of the world’s first e-cars in 1888 has invested around 50 million euros over the past five years for developing modern e-car batteries together with VW, according to Hägler. However, Varta is reluctant to fully enter e-car battery production, as large-scale manufacturing for the emerging vehicle technology still is “too big a number” for the company, Hägler writes.

Read the article in German here.     

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