Croatia’s Rimac Technology reportedly has joined with Chinese lithium battery manufacturer EVE Energy to make cells in Europe.
“The collaboration will see the two companies join forces to manufacture battery cells in Europe from 2027 in an agreement that will address the pressing need for sustainable energy solutions and bolster the local European supply chain,” Rimac Technology said in a press release cited by SeeNews.com.
EVE Energy, a pioneer of the 46xx cylindrical cell format, would focus on cell manufacturing while Rimac Technology would develop and high volume produce a battery module and pack platform using the cells.
The cells would be used for Rimac’s 46XX platform which enables high performance battery systems at competitive costs and with fully customisable configurations.
Rimac Technology already has a series of nominations for large volume projects with large European original equipment manufacturers that will use this platform.
A key advantage of 46XX cylindrical cells lies in their alignment with evolving regulations regarding thermal propagation because the cylindrical format lends itself to optimal thermal management which is crucial for the safety and reliability of electric vehicles, Rimac noted.
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“By establishing a local, European supply chain for advanced battery solutions, Rimac Technology and EVE are raising the bar for sustainability and efficiency in the industry and across the continent,” it added.
Rimac Technology is a unit of Rimac Group.