The Volvo Group has begun the process to establish a large-scale production plant for battery cells in Sweden. The new facility is likely to be located in the municipality of Mariestad and will utilise existing industrial and logistical infrastructure in the Skaraborg region. The proposed site is near the Volvo Group’s current main powertrain plant in Skövde and its R&D centres located just two hours away in Gothenburg. Battery cells from the plant will be designed for commercial vehicle applications such as electric trucks, buses and construction equipment, and production will benefit from Sweden’s extensive supply of clean energy. The project is still subject to public consultation and environmental permit approvals from relevant authorities.
President and CEO of the Volvo Group Martin Lundstedt said…
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