Stellantis confirms second US battery manufacturing facility with Samsung SDI

Stellantis introduced early Monday that it plans a second U.S. battery plant to assist help American EV manufacturing. 

With a memorandum of understanding signed between Stellantis and Samsung SDI Monday, the businesses search to start out manufacturing on the facility in 2027 and “an preliminary annual manufacturing capability of 34 gigawatt-hours.” However the location stays undisclosed and “at present below evaluation,” based on a launch.

The second battery plant will fall below the identical StarPlus Power three way partnership as its first U.S. facility at present being inbuilt Kokomo, Indiana and as a result of ramp up in early 2025.

Moreover, Stellantis reported that the Indiana plant will purpose for an annual manufacturing of 33 gigawatt-hours, up from 23 when the mission was introduced. 

STLA Large platform - Stellantis EVs

STLA Giant platform – Stellantis EVs

Stellantis’ different proposed battery plant, a three way partnership with LG Power Answer, had been stalled till earlier this month over points during which “the Canadian authorities has not delivered on what was agreed to.” 

As of July 5, the businesses reported the mission was again on, with the plant as a result of begin manufacturing in 2024, ramping as much as an annual output of greater than 45 gigawatt-hours. 

That 4.5-million-square-foot manufacturing facility was beforehand as a result of be accomplished by the top of 2023. The location may even be serving as a know-how middle for cell, module, and battery-pack improvement for EVs, hybrids, and plug-in hybrids, however the firm hasn’t but commented on how this delay would possibly have an effect on these plans. 

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Stellantis additionally hasn’t but offered an replace on whether or not this impacts the timeline for the launch of upcoming EVs, probably together with the Ram 1500 REV electrical truck, a Dodge electrical muscle automobile, and a Jeep Recon that would act as a totally electrical “brother” to the Wrangler. 

Samsung SDI cells have precedent in Stellantis’ U.S. EV lineup. The unique Fiat 500e that first arrived for restricted U.S. sale a decade in the past was geared up with cells from that firm.