By Kim Richters
Porsche AG said Monday that it is investing a high double-digit million euro amount in a joint venture with Custom Cells Itzehoe GmbH to produce high-performance battery cells in Germany.
The Volkswagen AG subsidiary said the new company is called Cellforce Group GmbH and headquartered in the city of Tuebingen. Porsche owns a 83.75% stake in the joint venture.
Porsche said contracts between battery-cell maker Custom Cells and itself were signed in May. German chemicals group BASF SE was chosen as development partner.
The Federal Republic of Germany and the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg are funding the project with around 60 million euros ($71.2 million), Porsche said.
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