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Posts Tagged: SAMSUNG SDI

Sources say Samsung to provide battery packs for BMW X5

Industry sources expect Samsung SDI to provide battery packs for BMW’s upcoming X5 Plug-in Hybrid SUV, according to Korean news agency Yonhap. In July 2014, BMW and Samsung agreed to expand their supply relationship. The Korean company’s battery cells power the BMW i3 and i8, and market research firm IHS expects Samsung to increase shipments… Read more »

Tesla and Samsung to expand battery partnership?

Tesla and Samsung are talking about expanding their battery partnership, industry officials have told the Korea Times. “With Tesla seeking to diversify its battery sourcing channels beyond its key partner Panasonic, Samsung SDI will have greater room to supply more EV batteries to Tesla,” said an unnamed source. Samsung is expected to supply about 8… Read more »

Samsung invests in Solid-state battery-maker Seeo, sets sights on 400 Wh/kg

Seeo, a developer of lithium polymer batteries, has closed its largest funding round to date, adding Samsung Ventures to its list of investors. The company will use the new capital to accelerate the commercialization of its high-energy-density batteries. Seeo’s patented DryLyte solid polymer electrolyte is non-flammable and non-volatile, and delivers high energy density. Currently, Seeo… Read more »

BMW and Samsung expand supply agreement for battery cells

BMW and Samsung SDI plan to expand their supply relationship for EV battery cells. The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding that includes an increase in quantities delivered as well as further technological development of battery cells. BMW produces high-voltage batteries for the i3, i8 and other future hybrid vehicles at its plant… Read more »

Ford and Samsung research lithium-ion/lead-acid dual-battery system

Electric powertrain technology is gradually creeping into legacy gas-powered vehicles. Ford and Samsung have announced that they are researching a dual-battery system that combines a lithium-ion battery with a 12-volt lead-acid battery in order to enable regenerative braking technology in non-hybrid vehicles. “We are currently expanding our Auto Start-Stop technology across 70 percent of our… Read more »

Samsung SDI to use Celgard separator in EV and storage system batteries

The separator segment is sizzling – these critical battery components that keep anode and cathode from a disastrous meeting have been much in the news lately. Polypore International (NYSE:PPO) announced this week that its Celgard subsidiary has entered into a long-term agreement to supply separators to Samsung SDI for its EV and energy storage system… Read more »

Samsung invests in graphene manufacturer XG Sciences

Samsung Ventures Investment Corporation has invested an undisclosed amount in graphene manufacturer XG Sciences, which the company will use to fund additional R&D. Lansing, Michigan-based XG Sciences manufactures energy storage materials based on the company’s xGnP graphene nanoplatelets and XG Leaf graphene sheet products. Last April, the company launched graphene-stabilized silicon anode materials for Li-ion… Read more »

oneDRIVE of a kind: KLD Energy’s new propulsion system

In August 2013, KLD Energy announced that it has received official UN and IEC certification for the battery pack solution of its proprietary electric drive system. The announcement marked the end of a five-year development effort and the beginning of high-volume production for the company’s ultra-efficient turnkey oneDRIVE propulsion system.  There are hundreds of different… Read more »

Samsung SDI to supply batteries to Tesla?

Tesla is looking to diversify its supply of lithium-ion batteries, and is close to an agreement with Korean firm Samsung SDI, the Korea Herald reported, citing unidentified industry sources (an SDI official has denied the report). “We understand SDI and Tesla are undergoing last-minute tests before the Korean company starts to supply its batteries,” said… Read more »

Navigant Research releases Leaderboard Report on lithium-ion battery manufacturers

In a new report, Navigant Research profiles 11 Li-ion battery vendors that are active in the EV market, and rates them on 13 criteria, including systems integration, safety engineering, chemistry performance, geographic reach, manufacturing and product performance, pricing, and overall corporate financial health. According to Navigant, “Li-ion batteries have won the race to be the chemistry… Read more »