US company Factorial announced the opening of its new battery manufacturing facility in Massachusetts.
The company specialises in solid state EV battery technology development.
The new factory cost $50m and was expected to create over 150 local jobs, Factorial said.
It will house a 200MWh line, expected to be the largest solid state battery assembly operation in the US.
CEO Siyu Huang said: “This facility will enable us to manufacture cells to meet the needs of our automotive partners and progress our mission to commercialise solid state batteries.
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“We’re also proud to contribute to the [US] onshoring of battery manufacturing for EVs and advancement of battery innovation for a differentiated supply chain.”
Earlier this year, Factorial received United Nations 38.3 safety certification enambling it to ship its cells to automakers overseas. The certification is a requirement for the safe transport of lithium-ion and lithium metal batteries.
Executive chairman Joe Taylor said: “Automaker demand for American made batteries is high [so they can] produce electric or hybrid vehicles that qualify for incentives.
“Our facility will manufacture automotive size solid state batteries at preproduction speed and volume, illuminating a clear path to mass production and reaching economies of scale.”