Mercedes will produce axial flux electric motors in Berlin


Mercedes has announced a new step forward in its ambitious electrification strategy. The German carmaker has made it known that will build; axial flux electric motors directly inside its plant in Berlin . This is important news also from the point of view of employment . In 2020, the brand had said it would stop producing 6-cylinder diesel engines within this plant. The news had very worried employees who feared that Mercedes might decide to cut a large part of the workforce.

The news that the brand intends to continue to focus on this establishment is; certainly positive, confirming the intentions declared in the past of wanting to safeguard jobs. To employees & egrave; Software development training was also offered to gain access to new jobs. According to what & egrave; it was communicated, of the approximately 2,300 employees of the plant, 450 asked to be admitted to the course. 15 would already be; were selected for the first training cycle.

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The axial flux motors that will be built within the plant will have the technology developed by YASA , a company & agrave; English that the German brand had acquired a few months ago. These units have several advantages including their high efficiency and extremely compact dimensions. These engines should find a place on future models that will be launched from 2025 on the new dedicated platforms.

But there & # 39; & egrave; more & ugrave; because & eacute; in Berlin & egrave; the construction of the Mercedes-Benz Digital Factory Campus , a campus for the development, testing and implementation of MO360 software applications, is at an advanced stage. In essence, Mercedes is working to transform the Berlin site into a place where it will produce; new and advanced electric motors and a digital ecosystem development center. For this transformation work, the German brand has made it known that it will invest; over 100 million euros in the next 6 years.

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