The Volkswagen Group continues to advance its electrification plan which also includes the construction of a series of factories for the production of battery cells. The German group has announced that the works for the construction of the Sagunto factory, near Valencia, Spain, have begun. Management of the production sites for the batteries will be taken care of by the team. PowerCo, a company which is was created specifically to manage the business related to accumulators.
IN PRODUCTION SINCE 2026
The new factory will have a capacity; initial 40 GWhper year which will be able to rise to 60 GWh at a later date. The establishment will be It is also very important for the local economy since it will give I work for 3,000 people. Within this factory the "unified cells" which will be used on most of the future new electric cars of the German group.
The plant will be powered exclusively with electricity; generated by solar and wind energy. For example, some of the energy will come to you. from a new 250-hectare solar park located a short distance from the plant. The raw materials cycle will be developed in the following years. closed directly inside the factory. If there are no delays on the roadmap, cell construction should start in 2026.
The battery factory in Spain is key part of the 10 billion euro investment program called “Future: Fast Forward” which the Volkswagen Group announced last year together with PowerCo, SEAT and 49 partners. The plan also includes the conversion of the Martorell and Pamplona plants to the production of electric cars. Thomas Schmall, Head of Technology at the Volkswagen Group and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PowerCo, commented:
With PowerCo we are in the fast lane. We have just started work on the cell factory in Valencia, and we have announced the gigafactory in St. Thomas, Canada. Our goal is to make PowerCo a global player in the battery business and pave the way for mobility best with sustainably produced cells. The gigafactory of Valencia is the an important milestone in this regard.
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