MAN will have its own high-voltage battery production factory, in view of large-scale electric truck and electric bus manufacturing. The newly-announced plant will be located in Nuremberg and is scheduled to be ready by 2025. Let’s recall the latest plans shared by MAN about e-truck manufacturing (also for long haul): here’s an interesting post. Also, a similar decision about battery manufacturing was recently made public by Scania.
MAN battery factory: the overall investment
MAN is expected to invest around 100 million euros over the next five years at the tradition-rich production site for combustion engines. Production capacities will be expanded to over 100,000 batteries per year. The investments in the development of battery production will secure 350 jobs. This important investment decision was made in close cooperation between the company and the employee representatives and with the active support of Bavarian politicians.
Indeed, the commercial vehicle manufacturer is receiving support from the Bavarian State Government, which has promised a contribution of around 30 million euros to energy research and technology funding for the period 2023 to 2027, provided that the funding and budgetary requirements are met. These funds will be used to conduct research in battery assembly, cell chemistry and development, battery safety, and ultimately battery recycling to ensure the sustainability of the propulsion mode.
“MAN’s transformation into a provider of sustainable transport solutions”
“We are now starting to industrialize electromobility and continue on our path to climate-neutral mobility in commercial vehicles”, stated MAN CEO Alexander Vlaskamp. “It is a groundbreaking location and investment decision for the next decades. At the same time, it is part of MAN’s transformation into a provider of sustainable transport solutions. This now paves the way for a commercial vehicle ecluster ‘made in Bavaria’, consisting of the production of e-trucks at MAN in Munich, battery production in Nuremberg, research & development at both locations and excellent cooperation with the respective colleges, universities and institutes”.