Historical! The inauguration this Tuesday of the Douvrin site, in the Pas-de-Calais, will be attended by three French ministers (Bruno Le Maire, Agnès Pannier-Runacher and Roland Lescure), an Italian counterpart and a German, as well as the three bosses of the groups involved (Ola Källenius for Mercedes, Patrick Pouyanné for TotalEnergies and Carlos Tavares for Stellantis). It is true that the giga-factory of electric battery cells of ACC (Automotive Cells Company), a company owned by Stellantis, TotalEnergies and Mercedes, is the first to enter production in France. With batteries, the automotive world marks its entry into the world of chemistry, after having lived for decades in the world of mechanics. A horizon made inevitable by the cessation of the sale of new combustion vehicles in Europe in 2035.
Yann Vincent, the CEO of ACC gladly takes up the formula of "gigafactory" invented by Musk for Tesla: "By its size, the Douvrin project ...
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