The key to the success of electric vehicles is developing the technology for a high-performance, reliable and long-life battery. In April 2009, Deutsche ACCUmotive was founded to give Daimler a pioneering role in this area. The company is 100 % affiliated to the Daimler AG. With the founding of Deutsche ACCUmotive, Daimler has become one of the few car makers in the world to also develop vehicle batteries, and since 2012 the company has been producing them in Germany at Kamenz site near Dresden. Based on the automotive platform the company forces the development of industrial battery applications as well as home storage solutions.