Mercedes-Benz to source its electric car batteries from Chinese battery maker CATL

Mercedes-Benz to source its electric car batteries from Chinese battery maker CATL

In a recent announcement, German automaker Mercedes-Benz -- along with Smart and other group companies -- has revealed that it will source batteries for its electric cars from China.

According to the announcement, the Chinese battery manufacturing company which will supply electric car batteries to the Daimler group is called Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL).

In the announcement, Mercedes-Benz has, however, not specified whether CATL will the battery supplier for all the electric cars produced by the group globally, or it will supply batteries only for the group’s electric cars produced for the Asian market.

Meanwhile, so far as Mercedes-Benz’s ongoing electric vehicle (EV) efforts are concerned, the automaker will soon be launching its first fully electric purpose-built car, which will be a compact luxury SUV of its new sub brand EQ. The SUV is called the EQC.

Mercedes-Benz has already disclosed that it will, along with its EQ sub brand, launch a total of ten new all-electric cars, including a new EQ luxury sedan called the EQ S, over the next four years. The automaker has also said earlier that, by the year 2025, all the cars in its line-up -- ranging from the most affordable A-Class to the most luxurious S-Class -- will have an all-electric option.