As demand for EVs soars, US and European automakers are racing to establish localized battery production, and break the long-standing reliance on supply chains originating in Asia. There are currently at least a dozen battery “gigafactories” under construction or planned in Europe.
LG Energy Solution claims that its battery cell factory in Wrocław, Poland, is the largest existing battery plant in Europe. The European Investment Bank reports (via InsideEVs) that the company is in the process of expanding the plant’s initial manufacturing capacity of 35 GWh per year to 65 GWh per year—enough to supply several hundred thousand EVs annually.
A recent PR video gives us a look at the many highly automated production processes at the plant, and shows where the batteries are exported. Automakers using LGES batteries include Audi, BMW, Daimler, Jaguar, Porsche, Renault, Stellantis, Volkswagen and Volvo.
LG says that the plant is powered by 100% carbon-neutral electricity.