The new Northvolt gigafactory (Sweden), is expected to produce up to 60 GWh of lithium-ion battery cells per year.

Marking a new chapter in European industrial history, the cell is the first to have been fully designed, developed and assembled at a gigafactory by a homegrown European battery company.

The first cell of Northvolt Ett represents a milestone which Northvolt has been working towards since the gigafactory was announced in 2017. The cell is of a prismatic cell format and came off the cell assembly line on the 28th of December. Commissioning and upscaling of the factory will continue through into 2022, when the first commercial customer deliveries will be made.

Northvolt says that it has over $30 billion worth of contracts (for varying battery cell formats). The list of customers include BMW, Fluence, Scania, Volkswagen, Volvo Cars and Polestar.

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