Mar 8, 2023 - 11:52 am
Samsung SDI will supply cylindrical battery cells to GM
Samsung SDI is to supply General Motors with cylindrical battery cells for electric cars. According to Korean media, the companies will build a joint manufacturing plant with an annual capacity of at least 30 GWh. And another carmaker could use Samsungs cylindrical cells.
Feb 1, 2023 - 03:26 pm
Samsung SDI orders NCA cathode materials from Posco
The South Korean materials group Posco Chemical has received its largest and longest-term order to date. Battery manufacturer Samsung SDI has contracted Posco Chemical to supply NCA cathode material over a ten-year period.
Jan 12, 2023 - 03:28 pm
Samsung SDI plans to produce round battery cells in Hungary
Samsung SDI is considering building a new battery cell factory in Hungary, according to Korean media. The plant is to supply BMW exclusively with round cells for the New Class electric cars and is to be built near Samsung SDI’s existing two battery factories in Göd.
Aug 16, 2022 - 04:28 pm
Samsung SDI expands research centres globally
The South Korean battery cell manufacturer Samsung SDI is expanding its research and development (R&D) activities for new battery technologies. New locations this year are being founded in the USA and Germany with a further centre planned in China next year.
Aug 8, 2022 - 12:17 pm
One third of the world’s EV batteries come from CATL
According to an analysis by the market research company SNE Research, electric vehicle batteries with a total capacity of 203.4 GWh were installed worldwide in the first half of 2022. The leading supplier was CATL with 70.9 GWh or a market share of 34.8 per cent.
Jun 30, 2022 - 12:38 pm
Samsung SDI to build 4680 pilot line in Cheonan
Samsung SDI is preparing a pilot line for the production of 4680 battery cells for Tesla at its Cheonan plant in South Korea, according to Korean media. The first equipment for the production lines is said to have already been ordered.
Jun 18, 2022 - 10:46 pm
Samsung SDI develops shorter cylindrical cells
According to Korean media, Samsung SDI is not only developing 4680-format battery cells for Tesla but also shorter cells with the same diameter for other car manufacturers. One potential customer is probably from Germany.
May 17, 2022 - 03:01 pm
Volvo Trucks opens battery factory in Belgium
Swedish truck manufacturer Volvo Trucks has opened its first battery assembly plant in Ghent, Belgium. There, cells and modules from Samsung SDI are assembled into customised battery packs for the FH, FM and FMX heavy-duty electric truck series.
Mar 14, 2022 - 04:07 pm
Samsung SDI is building pilot line for solid-state batteries
The South Korean battery cell manufacturer Samsung SDI has started building a pilot line for solid-state batteries. Samsung SDI is planning plants and systems for the production of cathodes and solid electrolytes as well as the introduction of new production processes there.
Feb 8, 2022 - 03:34 pm
CATL outgrows the battery competition
CATL was the world’s largest manufacturer of batteries for electric cars for the fifth consecutive year in 2021, according to figures from market research firm SNE Research. With an installed capacity of 96.7 gigawatt-hours, CATL achieved a 32.6 per cent share of the global market for lithium-ion car batteries in 2021.
Jan 3, 2022 - 11:55 am
Samsung establishes ‘PRiMX’ subsidiary for EV batteries
Samsung SDI is marketing its current and future batteries for electric vehicles, among others, under the new brand ‘PRiMX’. The brand registration for PRiMX has been completed in South Korea and Europe and is expected to be completed in the USA shortly.
Oct 22, 2021 - 01:32 pm
Stellantis confirms battery joint venture with Samsung SDI
Stellantis has now officially confirmed plans to establish another joint venture in North America for the production of battery cells and modules. In addition to a corresponding cooperation with LG Energy Solution, Stellantis also wants to build a new battery factory in North America with Samsung SDI, as previously leaked.
Sep 6, 2021 - 12:51 pm
BMW places battery cell order worth €8 billion
BMW has increased its orders for battery cells for use in electric cars. According to an agency report, the Munich-based company is said to have ordered cells worth the equivalent of eight billion euros from four manufacturers.
Aug 13, 2021 - 01:34 pm
Samsung SDI considers battery plant in Illinois
The South Korean battery manufacturer Samsung SDI is considering building a cell factory in the US state of Illinois. Specifically, the town of Normal is mentioned as the location. This is hardly surprising, as Normal is also home to the vehicle plant of partner Rivian.
Aug 9, 2021 - 10:46 am
Samsung rumoured to supply cells to Volkswagen
Samsung SDI is rumoured to produce part of the standardised battery cells for future electric cars announced by Volkswagen at Power Day. However, it remains to be seen what scope of development the South Korean company will be responsible for.
Jul 8, 2021 - 05:11 pm
Stellantis to invest €30 billion in e-mobility
Stellantis has presented its new electrification strategy. The multi-brand group wants to achieve 70 per cent of its sales in Europe and 40 per cent in the USA with “low emission vehicles” by 2030. In Europe, Opel is to become an electric brand by 2028.
Jul 1, 2021 - 10:34 am
Hungary & Samsung SDI submit new papers to justify EU aid
As reported, in October 2019, the EU Commission opened an investigation to examine whether Hungary’s plans to grant subsidies of 108 million euros to Samsung SDI for the expansion of its battery cell production facility in Göd, Hungary, complied with EU rules on regional state aid.
Jun 11, 2021 - 02:50 pm
Samsung increases nickel content in NCA batteries
Samsung SDI has increased the nickel content in the cathodes of its battery cells with NCA (nickel-cobalt-aluminium oxide) chemistry for electric cars. This should not only increase the energy density, but also reduce the costs compared to cells with a higher cobalt content.
Apr 13, 2021 - 01:37 pm
Rivian to source batteries from Samsung SDI
US electric car start-up Rivian Automotive has selected Samsung SDI to supply the battery cells for its first two models, the R1T electric pickup and R1S electric SUV. Rivian has not yet disclosed further details on the volume and duration of the supply contract.
Sep 9, 2020 - 02:37 pm
Good year for South Korean battery production
South Korean electric vehicle battery manufacturers more than doubled their market share between January and July 2020. In general, the market contracted by 16.8 per cent from 64.1 to 53.3 GWh capacity during the first seven months of the year due to corona.
Jul 23, 2020 - 01:30 pm
Audi CEO Duesmann claims e-tron battery issues solved
Due to delivery problems with battery cells, Audi had to stop production of the e-tron quattro in Brussels in spring. In an interview, the new Audi boss said that the problem has been solved and spoke about the goals of the Artemis project.
Jun 3, 2020 - 05:43 pm
Samsung SDI & EcoPro BM form JV
The battery cell manufacturer Samsung SDI and their supplier of battery materials EcoPro BM are jointly investing the equivalent of around 97 million US dollars in a joint venture that the two South Korean companies have called EcoPro EM.
Mar 10, 2020 - 03:49 pm
Samsung solid-state battery prototype: 800km range?
Researchers at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology have presented the prototype of a solid-state battery cell, which will help electric cars achieve a range of 800 kilometres and survive 1,000 charging cycles.