Amplify Cell Technologies is the name of the joint venture formed by Daimler Truck, Paccar and Accelera by Cummins and aimed at localizing battery cell production and the battery supply chain in the United States. CEO: Kel Kearns.

The target is to begin construction of a 21-gigawatt hour (GWh) factory in Marshall County, Mississippi, with potential for further expansion as demand grows. The factory is expected to create more than 2,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs and is targeting the start of production in 2027.

Amplify Cell Technologies: focus on battery manufacturing in USA

Moreover, Amplify Cell Technologies has named Kel Kearns as the new Chief Executive Officer. Kearns will lead Amplify in producing differentiated lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery cells.

Kel Kearns’ career spans several decades holding various roles in automotive and manufacturing industries. He spent its latest 29 years at Ford, where he was lately covering the position of Plant Manager at the Tennessee Electric Vehicle Center. Along this, he has been Member of the Board of Directors in Savic Motorcycles ·and Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Accelera, Daimler Truck and PACCAR each own 30 percent of the business. EVE Energy serves as the technology partner with 10 percent ownership and contributes its industry-leading battery cell design and manufacturing expertise to the venture. EVE Energy is a China-based global technology leader in the manufacture of LFP battery cells for the vehicle industry.


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