China's CATL to supply batteries for Daimler electric trucks
Global leader lines up European clients ahead of German plant's launch
CATL will open a lithium-ion battery factory in Germany in 2021, supplying electric vehicles such as Daimler's Freightliner trucks. (Photo from Daimler website)
GUANGZHOU -- China's CATL, the world leader in electric vehicle batteries, struck a deal to supply the devices for trucks from German automaker Daimler starting in 2021.
The lithium-ion batteries will be installed in truck models under Daimler's Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner brands, CATL said Wednesday. The supply volume was not disclosed.
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