By Cameron Chai
French car maker, Renault, has declared that its four upcoming models will be released with an electric drive. The company will need several thousands of lithium-ion cell-based drive batteries for its compact car ‘Zoe’ alone.
ThyssenKrupp System Engineering, an affiliate of ThyssenKrupp, a solution partner for all the major components of power train and process chains car body in the automotive industry, has secured an order to design and construct an automatic assembly line for the production of lithium-ion cell-based battery solutions in France. The work has already started at the site. This order corroborates ThyssenKrupp’s commitment to the energy storage technology market.
ThyssenKrupp is developing advanced technologies on the basis of its vast knowledge in the construction of automobile plants. In particular, the whole cell manufacturing process at the facility, the battery and module assembly will be studied and designed at a technical institute being developed near Chemnitz, where the individual machine is not the focus rather the whole facility as a turnkey product will be the focus. The costs and quality of the products are the important measured quantities.
In the coming years, the electric energy storage will not only be used in the electro-mobility market, but will also find strong demands from private households and the industry. ThyssenKrupp System Engineering fulfills the demand by producing high-efficiency and high-quality energy storage solutions in industrial conditions at a lower cost.