Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain said: “Building another premium eBattery factory is the next step in the implementation of our electric strategy. Thus, we have the first foreign location in our global battery production network. The local production of batteries is crucial in order to meet the demand for electric vehicles flexibly and efficiently.”

The battery factory will be part of the global battery production network of Mercedes-Benz Cars. The network already includes the site in Kamenz, Saxony.