The demand for reliable, powerful electric vehicle (EV) battery packs continues to grow. To accommodate the growing demand, southern California’s Romeo Power has expanded their manufacturing capabilities just outside of Los Angeles to the city of Vernon, CA.
Romeo Power is the first U.S. company to manufacture battery packs for the EV markets in North America and Europe. The company’s battery packs are optimized to outperform other battery systems on the EV market today.
Its new facility is 113,000 square feet, where it manufactures battery packs ranging in size from 1 kWh to 1 MWh.
The new research & development team includes a world-class testing lab complete with extensive, vibe, shock, thermal cycling, high power cycling, safety testing and cell level characterization and testing.
“Our new factory is a full service facility, encompassing research and development, engineering, testing and manufacturing under one roof,” said Mark Schwager, Chief Production Officer of Romeo Power. “It will enable up to 8 GWh of energy storage production on a single shift and produce a high mix of customer solutions utilizing a common manufacturing recipe to unlock industry-leading production pricing.”
In all, Romeo Power expects to be at 1 GWh of capacity by the end of 2017 on a single shift. It also expects to quadruple its capacity in 2018, and then double again by the end of 2019.
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