Cenntro commences production of EV LFP Battery Packs in US and Germany
Electric commercial vehicle firm Cenntro has announced that it has begun to assemble and produce battery packs using lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cells, along with its proprietary battery management technologies. The battery packs are being assembled at Cenntro's Freehold, NJ facility and the Herne Plant in Germany.
The company claims that the resulting battery packs will offer longer cycle life and faster rates of charge, along with safer operations. The battery packs will initially be installed in Cenntro's Metro Series commercial vehicles that are mostly sold in Europe, United States, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Israel.
"By manufacturing our own battery packs, we hope to enhance supply chain efficiency, improve battery resilience, and ultimately have better control over one of the most strategic elements in our supply chain," said Peter Wang, Chairman, and CEO.
"Our ability to support multiple battery assembly operations demonstrates our effort and commitment to promoting local sourcing and local production", he added.
The in-house assembly of the battery packs will initially utilize externally sourced battery cells, according to the company. Cenntro will continue developing additional battery packs for its product line and, in the future, incorporate battery cells produced by its subsidiary Cennatic Power, Inc.