Daimler battery technology: From cars to power grids.
ACCUmotive is a Daimler subsidiary.
Daimler is entering into business in the field of stationary energy storage plants with its one hundred percent subsidiary Deutsche ACCUmotive. The first industrial-scale lithium-ion unit is already on the grid and is being operated by the partner companies The Mobility House AG and GETEC Energie AG. For businesses with private customers in the area of energy storage in Germany, Daimler AG is planning to collaborate with EnBW AG. Daimler is also aiming to enter into cooperation with other sales and distribution partners both in Germany and at an international level. “Mercedes-Benz energy storages provide the best confirmation that lithium-ion batteries Made in Germany have a viable future”, says Harald Kröger, Head of Development Electrics/Electronics & E-Drive Mercedes-Benz Cars.
Highly complex drive batteries.
Established in 2009, Deutsche ACCUmotive GmbH und Co. KG develops, produces and markets highly complex drive batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles of the Mercedes-Benz and smart brands on the basis of lithium-ion technology. Deutsche ACCUmotive’s entry into the new business field of stationary energy storage plants for industrial customers and private applications offers the company fresh opportunities for growth. At the same time, Daimler AG is making an active contribution to the process of transition towards sustainable energy generation and continuing the success story of German-based battery production.
State-of-the-art production methods.
Developed for demanding service on board cars, the Mercedes-Benz energy storage units meet the very highest safety and quality standards. The battery modules with an energy content of 2.5 kilowatt hours (private) and 5.9 kilowatt hours (industrial) are produced by Deutsche ACCUmotive in Kamenz, Saxony, employing state-of-the-art production methods.
For use in the private sector, up to eight battery modules can be combined to produce an energy storage plant with a capacity of 20 kilowatt hours. The systems are fully scalable to requirements for commercial and industrial use. The Mercedes-Benz energy storage plants will be available for ordering as of June, with deliveries scheduled to begin this autumn.