Mississippi Battery Plant: Accelera, Daimler Truck, PACCAR

Accelera, Daimler Truck, and PACCAR battery production facility, showcasing the technology and machinery for electric vehicle battery manufacturing in Mississippi.

Mississippi Selected for Pioneering Battery Cell Production Facility

In a significant step towards sustainable transportation, Accelera by Cummins, Daimler Truck, and PACCAR have announced Marshall County, Mississippi, as the location for their innovative battery cell manufacturing plant. This joint venture aims to revolutionize the commercial electric vehicle industry, promising over 2,000 U.S. jobs and a 21-gigawatt hour production capacity by 2027.

“This site selection represents an exciting and tangible step toward advancing our Destination Zero strategy and our vision to lead the industry toward a decarbonized future.”

Jennifer Rumsey, Cummins Chair and CEO

Joint Venture’s Strategic Choice

Accelera, Daimler Truck, and PACCAR’s decision to localize battery cell production in Mississippi marks a strategic move in the electric vehicle sector, aiming to boost the adoption of eco-friendly commercial transportation.

The future site for the Accelera, Daimler Truck, and PACCAR battery cell factory in Mississippi, symbolizing the collaboration in sustainable transportation.
  • Location: Marshall County, Mississippi
  • Start of Production: 2027
  • Capacity: 21 GWh
  • Jobs Created: Over 2,000
  • Technology: Lithium-Iron-Phosphate (LFP) battery cells
  • Partners: Accelera by Cummins, Daimler Truck, PACCAR, EVE Energy
  • Ownership: Accelera, Daimler Truck, PACCAR (30% each), EVE Energy (10%)

Economic and Environmental Impact

The new facility, generating over 2,000 manufacturing jobs, reflects a commitment to economic growth and environmental responsibility, aligning with the Paris Climate Agreement’s carbon emission reduction goals.

Cutting-Edge Technology and Partnerships

The joint venture, incorporating EVE Energy’s expertise in lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery technology, positions the partners as leaders in innovative zero-emissions solutions.

Daimler Truck and PACCAR’s Vision

John O’Leary and Preston Feight, CEOs of Daimler Truck North America and PACCAR, emphasize the critical role of localized production in achieving cost-effective, zero-emissions solutions for their customers.

Regulatory Approvals and Future Plans

The joint venture is proceeding with regulatory approvals, including The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) CFIUS, and is poised for future expansion to meet growing demand in the electric vehicle market.

Conclusion

The establishment of this battery cell production facility in Mississippi signifies a pivotal moment in the commercial vehicle industry’s shift towards sustainability. By fostering innovation, job creation, and environmental stewardship, this venture is set to make a substantial impact on the future of zero-emissions transportation.


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