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Date: July 2, 2024
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Amplify Cell Technologies begins construction of Mississippi battery cell factory

Amplify Cell Technologies is a joint venture between Accelera by Cummins, Daimler Truck and PACCAR. Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves praises the facility’s expected 2,000 local jobs
Amplify Cell Technologies begins construction of Mississippi battery cell factory

Amplify Cell Technologies, a joint venture between Accelera by Cummins, the zero-emissions business unit of Cummins Inc., Daimler Trucks & Buses US Holding LLC and PACCAR, recently broke ground at its new battery cell manufacturing plant in Marshall County, Mississippi.

The 500-acre site will be home to a two million-square-foot, energy efficient facility with an annual manufacturing capacity of 21-gigawatt hours (GWh) for the production of lithium-ironphosphate (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.

“United in the mission to decarbonize our highways and interstates, our founding p artners 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,” he adds.

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 by Cummins, Daimler Truck, and PACCAR,” states Reeves.

And he continues: “This project is the largest payroll commitment in state hi story, and it will bring an incredible 2,000 new jobs to this community.”

“As the transportation industry evolves and energy demands grow, it’s crucial that we have American facilities producing the materials and technologies necessary to meet those needs,” indicates Hyde-Smith.

“This joint venture is not only a major job booster for Mississippi, but sets an example for future endeavors in the transportation industry,” she adds.

“Major development decisions are never made lightly, but Mississippi was chosen for this investment for a reason. Our business-friendly climate is attracting investment at a record level,” says Senator Roger Wicker.

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.

Accelera by Cummins, Daimler Truck and PACCAR have committed a combined two to three billion dollars investment in this joint venture and each own 30 percent of Amplify Cell Technologies.

EVE Energy serves as the technology partner with ten percent ownership and contributes its industry-leading battery cell design and manufacturing expertise to the venture.

EVE Energy is a global technology leader in the manufacture of LFP battery cells for the vehicle industry.

The partners are committed to leading the commercial vehicle industry’s transition to zeroemissions technologies and reducing carbon emissions consistent with the Paris Climate Agreement.

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