The lithium-ion battery – power for a new era of electro-mobility

The key to the success of electric vehicles is developing the technology for a high-performance, reliable and long-life battery. In April 2009, Deutsche ACCUmotive was founded as a joint venture between Daimler and Evonik Industries AG to give Daimler a pioneering role in this area. With the founding of Deutsche ACCUmotive, Daimler has become one of the few car makers in the world to also develop vehicle batteries, and since 2012 the company has been producing them in Germany.