Mercedes to build battery factory for EV in Poland
In the course of the electric initiative Mercedes-Benz Cars will build a battery factory at the polish site in Jawor and thus extend the global battery production network of up to nine factories.
The decision of Mercedes to start the production of electric batteries site in Jawor is the second largest investment at this new Mercedes-Benz site. In Jawor, approximately 100 km away from the German border, a state-of-the-art engine factory is currently being built. The plant will produce four cylinder engines for hybrid and conventionally driven vehicles. This will be the first production site of Mercedes-Benz Cars in Poland and will offer more than 1.000 jobs.
The engine production in Jawor will start in 2019 and supply car plants of Mercedes-Benz in Europe and around the world.
With the construction of a battery factory on the existing ground at the site approximately 300 new jobs will be created. The battery assembly will be equipped with cutting-edge technologies. The series production of batteries for vehicles of the product and technology brand EQ is slated at the beginning of the next decade.
Mercedes will produce batteries for EV on its own, at the moment have a battery production network consists in eight factories at six sites on three continents.