ELECTROMOBILITY ProLogium and Mercedes-Benz partner to develop solid-state battery cells for electric vehicles
ProLogium and Mercedes-Benz have signed a technology cooperation agreement to develop next-generation battery cells. The companies also agreed on milestones that would enable integration of the solid-state battery technology into a range of passenger vehicles in the second half of the decade.
ProLogium focuses on the development of next-generation batteries, including solid-state battery with silicon anode, lithium metal anode and bipolar technology. Since its origins, ProLogium has engaged on a technology path with safety, performance, and scalability in mind, and has planned a technology development roadmap that spans across the next generations of battery technology. Armed with 15 solid years of R&D and manufacturing experience, ProLogium's technology will be a strong force to contribute to the acceleration of global energy transition.
Mercedes-Benz plans to go all electric by 2030 wherever market conditions allow. With its solid-state battery R&D and manufacturing know-how, ProLogium is a strong partner for Mercedes-Benz to maintain its role as a leader in battery technology.
Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, Chief Technology Officer responsible for Development and Procurement, said, "We believe that range and efficiency are the new industry benchmarks for electric cars. Solid-state technology helps to cut down battery size and weight. This is why we are partnering with companies like ProLogium to ensure that Mercedes-Benz continues to break new ground in the automotive sector – for the benefit of our customers."
"We have been working with Mercedes-Benz on the testing of our EV battery cells since 2016 and are excited to strengthen and expand our partnership," said Vincent Yang, CEO and Founder of ProLogium. "We expect to work with Mercedes-Benz to demonstrate the effective application of our safe, high-performance solid-state battery cells to meet the Mercedes-Benz top quality standards. At ProLogium, we believe that innovative technology must be backed by the scalability of production. We look forward to ramping up our new plant by the end of 2022 and working with our customers toward successful mass production."
Under the agreement, Mercedes-Benz will take a seat on the ProLogium board of directors. The investment by Mercedes-Benz will be used to support the development of the technology and ProLogium's plan of establishing production capacity in Europe.