Mercedes-Benz eCampus: Pioneering Battery Research and Production in Stuttgart

Mercedes-Benz has taken a significant leap forward in electric mobility with the inauguration of the eCampus at its headquarters in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, Germany. This cutting-edge facility serves as the brand’s competence center for the development of cells and batteries, focusing on innovative chemical compositions and optimized production processes.

The eCampus aims to reduce battery costs by over 30 percent in the coming years. Mercedes-Benz is investing 14 billion euros in research, development, and plant infrastructure, with a substantial portion dedicated to batteries and electric drive systems.

The eCampus covers the entire spectrum of battery and cell technology. Cell Chemistry Development, exploring lithium-ion cells with high-energy anodes based on silicon composites, cobalt-free cathode chemistries, and solid-state battery technology. From evaluating new cell chemistries to large-scale cell manufacturing. Ensuring the quality and performance of complete battery units.

The eCampus is built with a sustainable concept, including recycled concrete and a green roof with photovoltaics. By locating it at the heart of the research and development center for drive systems, Mercedes-Benz reaffirms its commitment to a more sustainable future.
Mercedes-Benz is extending its global battery production network across three continents, reinforcing its position as a leader in electric mobility.

The eCampus represents a pivotal moment in Mercedes-Benz’s journey toward electrification. As the automotive industry accelerates its transition, this state-of-the-art facility will play a crucial role in shaping the future of electric vehicles.