August 05, 2020 – Mercedes-Benz and CATL have entered the next stage of their strategic partnership and will create cutting-edge battery technology in support of the high-volume electrification of the Mercedes-Benz model portfolio.
We intend to lead in battery technologies, so we are now combining our own research and development expertise with bold partners. We will integrate cutting-edge battery systems to create luxury cars with outstanding range, charging speed, safety and sustainability. Working with CATL will see us accelerate our transformation towards carbon-neutrality. CATL will be a major supplier securing capacity for the next generations of our EQ products in the years to come.
Electrification of its model portfolio with innovative battery technologies
Battery products from carbon-neutral production
Within the framework of this newly established strategic partnership, CATL fully commits to Mercedes-Benz AG’s sustainability goals including ‘Ambition 2039’. This includes sustainable production with renewable energy, the minimum CO₂ footprint in terms of logistics within the whole supply chain and respect for all aspects of social responsibility. CATL will ensure CO₂ neutral battery production and maximize CO₂ reduction in the battery supply chain for the next generation Mercedes-Benz EQ starting with the EQS. I am convinced that this partnership will open new opportunities for both companies to create a sustainable business and speed-up the transition of our industry.