Inauguration of ACC's First Gigafactory: A European Mega-Project for Battery Production

06/05/2023

On May 30, 2023, ACC (Automotive Cells Company) inaugurated its first gigafactory for electric vehicle batteries in Billy-Berclau/Douvrin in the Hauts-de-France region. ACC represents the culmination of the collaborative effort between TotalEnergies, Stellantis and Mercedes-Benz, and should accelerate Europe's transition towards a sustainable mobility accessible to all. Check out the infographic to find out more.

Founded in 2020, ACC is a joint venture between Stellantis, Mercedes-Benz and TotalEnergies, through its affiliate Saft, which is behind the technology used by ACC. ACC is positioned as a key player in the battery industry to equip high-performance, low-carbon electric vehicles that are accessible to the greatest number of people.

Portrait of Patrick Pouyanné, CEO of TotalEnergies
As a multi-energy company, TotalEnergies is contributing to Europe's energy transition, which involves the electrification of energy uses. Our contribution to the development of ACC, as well as our investments in the development of batteries, the deployment of recharging infrastructures and the production of electricity, particularly renewable electricity, are all part of this process. TotalEnergies is thus contributing to the transformation of the European energy landscape and the emergence of a more sustainable economy. 
Patrick Pouyanné Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies.

Learn about ACC's origins and the next stages in its development

Infographics « ACC: A TotalEnergies, Stellantis and Mercedes-Benz Joint Venture » - see detailed description hereafter

The first gigafactory, a flagship on a European scale, includes over 60,000 m2 of workshops, with an initial production line featuring a capacity of more than 13 GWh, rising to 40 GWh by 2030.

Ultimately, two other gigafactories will open their doors in Kaiserslautern (Germany) in 2025 and Termoli (Italy) in 2026, thereby enabling ACC to reach 120 GWh at full industrial capacity by 2030.

Read the press release