Taiwanese solid-state battery cell maker ProLogium announces its first overseas gigafactory. A battery factory to be built in Europe or the US should have a capacity of 120 GWh per year when completed.
Germany, France, Poland, the Netherlands and Great Britain have been shortlisted as potential destinations in Europe. However, for the US, ProLogium has yet to specify exact locations.
A decision on where to build the first overseas battery factory is expected in the first quarter of 2023. Construction is planned in three phases. Investments are expected to total US$8 billion over the next ten years. ProLogium estimates the facility will create 6,500 jobs by 2031.
Earlier this year Mercedes-Benz announced a high double-digit million euro stake in ProLogium and agreed to joint development of next-generation battery cells with the Taiwanese company. In the month of July This was followed by a report that Winfast invested millions in Prologium, a Vietnamese e-car maker. In addition, ProLogium is set to supply solid-state battery cells to VinFast from 2024.
ProLogium plans to launch its first commercial solid-state battery cell manufacturing facility in early 2023. The system is designed for up to 3 GWh. A “significant proportion” of this production capacity should go to VinFast – however, the scope of distribution is not precisely calculated. In addition, the two sides are considering establishing a joint venture to build a solid-state battery factory in Vietnam. VinFast and ProLogium had the first notice of intent Already in 2021 Closed.