As part of the intent to transform its existing Termoli plant in Italy to a new battery facility, Stellantis announced its support to Automotive Cells Company’s (ACC) growth plans and finalised the agreement to add Mercedes-Benz as a new, equal partner with TotalEnergies/Saft.
Automotive Cells Company was founded by Stellantis and TotalEnergies/Saft in August 2020.
According to a communication from Stellantis, the partners have also committed to increasing ACC’s industrial capacity to at least 120 gigawatt-hours (GWh) by 2030 and to scale up the development and production of next-generation high-performance battery cells and modules.
Carlos Tavares, CEO, Stellantis, said, “Transforming the existing plant to help support a more sustainable future positions ACC as the European leader in battery manufacturing and reaffirms, thanks to the collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development, Italy’s role in supporting Stellantis’ transformation to a sustainable mobility tech company.”
As part of the Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan, the vehicle maker announced plans to have global annual battery electric vehicle sales of five million vehicles by 2030, reaching 100% of passenger car BEV sales mix in Europe and 50% of passenger cars and light-duty trucks in the United States. The company also increased planned battery capacity by 140 GWh to approximately 400 GWh, supported by five gigafactories and additional supply contracts.