Volkswagen to build its own battery factory -Lithium - Ion Battery Equipment

Volkswagen to build its own battery factory -Lithium - Ion Battery Equipment

Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, said that the Volkswagen Group plans to build its own factory in Europe to produce its own solid-state batteries, and is expected to start mass production between 2024 and 2025. Dependence of battery and other related business segments on external battery manufacturers.

A few days ago, relevant foreign media reported that after the group's second-quarter results were announced, Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen Group, said that the Volkswagen Group plans to build its own factory in Europe to produce its own solid-state batteries, and is expected to produce solid-state batteries from 2024 to 2025. The purpose of mass production during the year may be to reduce the reliance on external battery manufacturers in related business sectors such as batteries.(Lithium - Ion Battery Equipment)

And this report also makes the outside world's speculation about the general trend of Volkswagen's future business in new energy vehicles and other aspects a reality.

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess

Reminiscent of the news that Volkswagen has revealed that a small amount of carcinogen chromium is contained in its electric vehicle battery chargers in the past few days, some analysts believe that in view of this incident, it may bring more negative effects and a large amount. (due to pressure, Volkswagen may recall 124,000 vehicles involved, including all electric vehicles and hybrid models of Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche brands), Volkswagen may recall its electric vehicles in the future The battery used in the car is more strictly checked.

According to the current situation of increasing demand for power lithium batteries, there are only two most direct and effective ways: either re-screen existing battery suppliers, or through self-built factories. The way to eliminate hidden dangers as much as possible in the initial stage of the initial production process.

According to the current relevant reports, the slogan of the Volkswagen Group about "building its own factory to produce batteries" can almost be regarded as a "fixed" plan, and once this almost foregone plan is implemented, it is bound to be like a piece of Into the water stone, constantly stirring and immersed in the water and waves.

The pros and cons of Volkswagen's self-built factories

Judging from the Volkswagen Group's own statement, the main reason for the original intention of building its own factory is probably based on the consideration of "wanting not to be controlled by others".

After all, even putting aside the negative impact of the "carcinogenic door", in reality, the public does appear to be relatively "passive" in the increasing demand for power lithium batteries and the "increase in transmission" that is constantly seeking external suppliers.

Relevant data and information show that Volkswagen has indeed formed its dependence on Asian battery manufacturers in terms of power lithium batteries (cooperation with Samsung SDI in 2013, cooperation intention with LG Chem and Panasonic battery in 2016, and this year's cooperation with Samsung SDI). my country's major battery manufacturer CATL seeks supply).

As a result, the benefits of self-built factories are very obvious. It can not only change the "passive" to "not passive" in the electric vehicle business around the battery, and achieve self-sufficiency, but also meet the rhythm of its own production deployment. Then a large-scale integrated business is formed that is more conducive to the development of its own related sectors. From the perspective of the long-term development of the entire group, the benefits of self-built factories are also more obvious.

But in fact, this kind of move is not actually "new", whether it is the inherent trend of the public who have had similar ideas and conducted targeted evaluation of self-built factories, or other international (TSLA, Daimler, etc.) The "demonstrative actions" of car companies may, to a certain extent, indicate the historical trend of mainstream car companies entering the "power lithium battery industry".

In this regard, people in the industry may have long expected. After all, as the core component of electric vehicles, the battery alone accounts for nearly 40% of the cost of most models. In order to reduce the cost of electric vehicles from the dimension of batteries.




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