The commissioning of the Northvolt Ett gigafactory in northern Sweden led to the assembly of the first battery cell. The cell is the first to have been fully design, developed and assembled at a Gigafactory by a homegrown European battery company, which marks a new chapter in European industrial history.
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 2021. Commissioning and upscaling of the factory will continue through into 2022, when the first commercial customer deliveries will be made.
A great milestone for Northvolt
“The assembling of our first battery cell is a great milestone for Northvolt and European industry, which the whole team has worked very hard to achieve. Now, we have our eyes set on increasing our production capacity to 60 GWh per year, to fulfil the over $30 billion worth of contracts that we have secured from key customers,” says Carl-Erik Lagercrantz, Chairman of Polarium.