Battery production joint venture begins development of Mississippi plant

Amplify joint venture battery plant groundbreaking

Amplify Cell Technologies, a joint venture between Accelera, Daimler Trucks and Paccar, recently broke ground at its new battery cell manufacturing plant in Marshall County, Mississippi.

The company states the 500-acre site will be home to a two million sq.-ft., 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 begin battery cell production in 2027 and is expected to create more than 2,000 U.S. 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,” says Kel Kearns, CEO of Amplify Cell Technologies. “United in the mission to decarbonize 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.”

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Leaders from Accelera, Daimler and Paccar were joined by State of Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, and local officials to celebrate the groundbreaking.

“Mississippi is incredibly excited to welcome this historic private sector investment from the new joint venture between Accelera, Daimler Truck, and Paccar,” Gov. Reeves says. “This project is the largest payroll commitment in state history, and it will bring an incredible 2,000 new jobs to this community. This fantastic investment from these industry leaders will help to further charge Mississippi’s electric economy.”

The new facility will produce LFP battery cells, a cell chemistry chosen for its durability and cost-effectiveness. This initiative will localize the battery supply chain, making it more robust and responsive to the needs of the growing electric commercial vehicle market in North America, the company says  

Accelera, Daimler Truck and Paccar have committed a combined $2 to $3 billion investment in this joint venture and each own 30 percent of Amplify Cell Technologies. EVE Energy serves as the technology partner with 10 percent ownership and contributes its industry-leading battery cell design and manufacturing expertise to the venture, the company adds.

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