Daimler Buses and BMZ to Develop Next Generation E-Bus Battery

Daimler Buses has entered into a strategic partnership with battery systems specialist, BMZ Poland to develop and supply the next generation of batteries for its electric buses.

The two companies will further develop the existing NMC3 battery technology to produce the NMC4 generation.

Daimler Buses' electric buses
Daimler Buses’ electric buses

The NMC4 batteries will have high energy density to offer a longer range for electric buses, alongside an ultra-long cycle life.

Michael Klein, Chief Operating Officer Daimler Buses said:

“The collaboration between our companies combines two important aspects: Daimler Buses’ expertise in bus development and manufacturing as well as BMZ’s know-how in heavy-duty lithium-ion battery solutions. I am excited to see the development of an outstanding new generation of batteries for our electrically powered buses. This collaboration marks an important milestone in the shift towards zero-emission public transport across Europe.”

Daimler Buses customers are expected to benefit from NMC4 batteries from the middle of the decade.

Tomasz Jankowski, General Manager of BMZ Poland said:

“Development and production of the best-in-class e-bus systems has been our strategy for a decade. We are proud to be able to work with Daimler Buses. I personally treat this nomination as an award for the consistent strategy of growth and investment into the electric bus market. Now, together with Daimler Buses, we will be able to implement this strategy on a much larger scale.”

This collaboration will help advance Daimler Buses’ roadmap to electrification.

Its electric city buses have been in series production since 2018. The company now plans to offer intercity e‑buses by the middle of the decade and electrified coaches by 2030. Daimler Buses thus aims to provide CO2-neutral models based on batteries or hydrogen in every segment by 2030.

In Europe, its goal is to sell only CO2-neutral new vehicles by 2039. In the city bus segment, this is expected to be the case as early as 2030.

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