Mercedes-Benz and Chinese battery giant expand partnership

Mercedes-Benz and Chinese battery giant expand partnership

German motor manufacturer Mercedes-Benz and Chinese battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) announced an expansion of partnership in the development of battery technologies of the future, Silkroadnews reports.

The two companies have reached a cooperation agreement that covers the entire spectrum of battery technology, from parts and modules for Mercedes-Benz cars and minibuses, to designs for a battery system that abandons conventional modules and integrates parts directly into the battery.

In accordance with the agreement, the Mercedes-Benz EQS electric luxury class sedans to be offered to customers next year will be equipped with CATL batteries, due to which the distance of driving without recharge will be more than 700 km. At the same time, these batteries have a double recharge rate compared to existing models.