Amplify Cell Technologies, the battery joint venture between Accelera, Daimler and Paccar, has began construction on its new battery cell manufacturing plant in Marshall County, Mississippi. 


Source: DAF

Daimler Truck North America CEO John O’Leary, alongside Jennifer Rumsey (Accelera by Cummins), Preston Feight (PACCAR), Kel Kearns (Amplify Cell Technologies), Governor Tate Reeves, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and local officials to celebrate the groundbreaking.

The 500-acre site will house a two million square-foot, energy-efficient facility with an annual manufacturing capacity of 21-gigawatt hours (GWh) for the production of lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery cells. Amplify plans to start battery cell production in 2027 and expects to create more than 2,000 US manufacturing jobs.

“I am thrilled to be here with so many of our partners to break ground on this new battery cell manufacturing facility in Marshall County,” said Kel Kearns, CEO of Amplify Cell Technologies. ”United in the mission to decarbonise our highways and interstates, our founding partners are making a serious commitment. Marking the start of construction on site signifies this collective effort, and together we will lead the transformation of the commercial transportation industry.”

The groundbreaking ceremony included leaders from Accelera, Daimler, and PACCAR, along with Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, US Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, and local officials. 

The new facility will produce LFP battery cells, chosen for their durability and cost-effectiveness, to localise and strengthen the battery supply chain for the growing electric commercial vehicle market in North America. Accelera, Daimler Truck, and PACCAR have committed a combined $2 to $3 billion investment in the joint venture, each holding a 30 percent stake in Amplify Cell Technologies. EVE Energy, a global leader in LFP battery cell manufacturing, holds a 10 percent ownership and serves as the technology partner, providing its battery cell design and manufacturing expertise. The partners are dedicated to leading the commercial vehicle industry’s transition to zero-emissions technologies and reducing carbon emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.