Automotive Cell Company (ACC), founded by Stellantis and TotalEnergies, followed later on by Mercedes-Benz, has recently inaugurated the very first gigafactory in France, precisely in the Hauts-de-France region. This is the first of three similar plants planned in Europe so far.
With an initial production line capacity of 13 gigawatt-hours (GWh), rising to 40GWh by 2030, the facility will deliver high-performance lithium-ion batteries with a minimal CO2 footprint. The site will be operational before the end of this year.
Carlos Tavares about the new gigafactory in France
“At the outset of this partnership in 2020, we agreed to an ambitious global timeline to develop electric vehicle batteries that would power our plan to electrify mobility,” said Carlos Tavares, Stellantis CEO. “As we execute our Dare Forward 2030 strategy and now move to hit our ambitious target of achieving carbon net zero by 2038, Stellantis is actively contributing to the European electrification transition with state-of-the-art EV solutions and supporting France’s crucial role in a sustainable future. I applaud every person involved in ACC for together we are building a strong coalition to strengthen Europe’s competitiveness.”