Volvo Group has begun the planning process to build a facility for the large-scale, sustainable, and fossil-free production of battery cells in Mariestad, Sweden. The new battery prodcution plant is a part of our strategic approach toward creating truly sustainable transport, mobility and construction equipment solutions. Production is expected to begin in 2028 and ramp-up to full-scale production during 2029.
Electrification of the transport sector is still in its early stages, with several different battery technologies and manufacturing processes under intense development. The rapid innovation in this field means that the plant is designed with the greatest possible flexibility for future technological advancements.
The operation in Mariestad, which is expected to employ around 3,000 people when series production begins, will benefit from existing industrial expertise throughout the region.
Batteries produced at the plant (up to 300,000 tons per year) will be used across Volvo Group product categories, including trucks, buses, construction equipment, marine and industrial applications.
The location for the site was chosen based on access to fossil-free electricity, water for process and cooling, land, industrial expertise, industrial infrastructure, and proximity to several strategic Volvo plants.