Shell to make household batteries in Australia – Sydney Morning Herald

Global energy giant Shell will start making household batteries at the former Holden plant in Adelaide after it bought German battery maker Sonnen.

Shell bought the German firm, for an undisclosed amount, to grow its New Energies business, which is focused on low-carbon energy generation.

By acquiring Sonnen, Shell also gets a battery manufacturing footprint in Australia at the former Holden plant in Elizabeth, South Australia.

By acquiring Sonnen, Shell also gets a battery manufacturing footprint in Australia at the former Holden plant in Elizabeth, South Australia.Credit:AFR

“Full ownership of Sonnen will allow us to offer more choice to customers seeking reliable, affordable and cleaner energy,” Mark Gainsborough, executive vice president of New Energies at Shell, said.

“Together, we can accelerate the building of a customer-focused energy system in support of Shell’s strategy to offer more and cleaner energy solutions to customers.”

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