Posts Tagged: LG Chem

VW chooses SK Innovations as additional battery supplier for North America and Europe

The Volkswagen Group has added South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK Innovation (SKI) to its stable of battery suppliers. SKI will supply the batteries for VW’s North American sales and a portion of the batteries for its European pure EVs. VW’s Roadmap E strategy calls for the Group to bring 50 new fully electric models… Read more »

LG Chem hosts $1.9-million battery innovation competition

LG Chem has announced a $1.9-million startup contest it calls The Battery Challenge. The competition is intended as a springboard for new concepts and partnerships in four categories: Battery Material, Battery Management and Control, Design, Manufacturing and Processing and Recycle and Regeneration. Applications are being accepted until November 2. Teams must submit business plans and pitches… Read more »

Enevate secures funding from LG Chem to develop fast charging battery technology

Enevate Corporation, a California battery tech firm that’s done some pioneering work on silicon-dominant anodes and cells, has received funding from South Korea battery giant LG Chem. Enevate says its HD-Energy technology allows Li-ion batteries to be charged to 75 percent capacity in 5 minutes, while also providing higher energy density than batteries currently on… Read more »

VW secures battery supplies to support major EV expansion

Volkswagen says it has lined up 20 billion euros ($25 billion) worth of battery supplies to support a significant increase in EV production over the next few years. The world’s largest automaker will equip 16 factories to produce EVs by the end of 2022, compared with the three it has today. VW says it plans… Read more »

Korean battery-makers to introduce NCM 811 cells

There’s a new battery cell in town, and everybody’s talking about its better energy density and lower costs. South Korean cell maker SK Innovation recently announced that its new NCM 811 cells would be available in December for stationary storage systems, and in the third quarter of 2018 for EVs. SK’s current cells use an… Read more »

Proterra and LG Chem co-develop new battery cell

Electric bus builder Proterra and Korean battery giant LG Chem have partnered to develop a battery cell optimized for the heavy-duty vehicle market.  The cell chemistry has been optimized for maximum energy throughput, charge rate acceptance and energy density. Proterra claims its Catalyst E2 bus, introduced last year, offers the longest range of any electric… Read more »

Musk: Panasonic will be exclusive battery supplier for Model 3

Tesla has a long-standing relationship with Panasonic, as a battery supplier and a partner in the Gigafactory. So EV-savvy ears perked up at news that the California carmaker had met with a trio of Korean battery-builders. In fact, Reuters reported that Samsung SDI was “making progress” in talks with Tesla to supply batteries for Model… Read more »

LG may work with Iran to develop EVs and infrastructure

The next frontier for EVs could be…Iran? LG International has signed a tentative deal with the Iranian government to cooperate in developing EVs and charging infrastructure, according to Yonhap News. Few details are available, but Iran’s Mehr News Agency (via Green Car Congress) reported that LG International will oversee the project jointly with the Iranian… Read more »

Tesla reportedly approaches LG, Samsung and SK for Model 3 batteries

Japanese giant Panasonic is currently Tesla’s exclusive battery partner, but as its battery needs balloon along with demand for the upcoming Model 3, it’s only logical that the California company should keep its options open with other suppliers. The Korea Times reported that Tesla has approached LG Chem, Samsung SDI and SK Innovation. Tesla executives… Read more »

LG Chem to license Optodot’s boehmite ceramic-coated battery separators

Optodot Corporation has granted a license to LG Chem for batteries, cells, separators and electrolyte members comprising boehmite, an aluminum oxide hydroxide mineral. The license permits LG Chem to use boehmite separator films for lithium-ion batteries. “Boehmite ceramic coating layers offer a number of distinct benefits in lithium-ion batteries, including improved thermal stability to enhance… Read more »