Tag: South Korea

Nov 30, 2020 - 05:53 pm

LG Chem ready to do away with battery modules

LG Chem has completed the development of its Module Pack Integrated Platform (MPI). With the new platform, the battery specialist is pursuing a similar approach to CATL with its cell-to-pack battery whereby the cells are integrated directly into the battery pack instead of first being built into modules.

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Nov 1, 2020 - 06:04 pm

South Korea expands electric and H2 stations for cars

The South Korean government has just unveiled a plan to greatly increase the number of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell car charging and refuelling stations among other things. This latest push is an attempt to get more people driving zero-emissions cars.

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Oct 8, 2020 - 02:48 pm

Hyundai recalls 25,000 Kona models in Korea

In South Korea, Hyundai has had to recall around 25,000 Kona Electric for a faulty battery part. This follows around 13 incidents involving the LG Chem batteries of Kona electric cars. It is unclear if other markets are affected as well.

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Sep 16, 2020 - 12:01 pm

Kia plans seven new BEV models by 2027

Kia has published an update on its electrification strategy that builds on the ‘Plan S’ presented in January. The Korean company presented the first sketch of the electric sedan scheduled for launch in 2021.

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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.

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Aug 31, 2020 - 01:28 pm

The Korean battery giants battle on

After a preliminary ruling in favour of LG Chem was issued in the U.S. regarding the legal dispute between the South Korean battery manufacturers LG Chem and SK Innovation, the legal dispute between the two companies continued in South Korea – and a ruling has been made.

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Aug 11, 2020 - 11:25 am

Tesla success in South Korea causes subsidy review

The successful sales of Tesla in South Korea could lead to a withdrawal of the state premiums there. After Tesla vehicles benefited from 43 per cent of all subsidies paid out in the first half of 2020, the South Korean Ministry of the Environment has now announced changes.

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Aug 10, 2020 - 01:11 pm

Hyundai is launching Ioniq as a fully electric subsidiary

Hyundai is making Ioniq its own sub-brand for future battery electric vehicles based on the new Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) with 800-volt technology. The first model will be the Ioniq 5 based on the Hyundai 45 concept car next year, with two further Ioniq models already announced.

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Jul 19, 2020 - 03:22 pm

Korea to extend subsidies for electric cars to 2025

South Korea has extended the electric vehicle subsidies until 2025 as they increased the budget. The support scheme, which would have expired in 2022, also include buying premiums for buses and trucks with battery-electric and hybrid drives.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 02:10 pm

LG Chem to produce Tesla cells in South Korea

LG Chem wants to convert part of its battery cell production in South Korea for the manufacture of Tesla batteries. According to a media report, the capacity at LG Chem’s plant in Nanjing, China, which has been supplying Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory up to now, is no longer sufficient.

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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.

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Apr 16, 2020 - 04:03 pm

Seoul ready to subsidise 700 electric taxis

The government of the South Korean capital Seoul is promoting the purchase of 700 electric taxis this year. The subsidy amounts to 18.2 million won (about €13,600) per electric taxi. A new feature is that electric cars from foreign manufacturers are also eligible for funding this year.

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Mar 13, 2020 - 01:00 pm

Two-month break in Formula E’s ongoing season

Following the cancellation of individual races, Formula E and the FIA have now announced that the 2019/20 season will be completely suspended for at least two months due to the Covid 19 spread. Even after that a resumption is not guaranteed.

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Feb 27, 2020 - 01:44 pm

Kia prioritises Europe over US in face of battery trouble

Kia will be initially concentrating on getting its electric models to Europe before attempting to satisfy demand in the USA due to limited availability of batteries. The awkward situation for the popular carmaker was revealed in an interview with a top Kia manager in the USA.

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Jan 6, 2020 - 03:00 pm

South Korea expands e-mobility budget

The South Korean government will provide a total of 950 billion won (about 627 million euros) in 2020 to subsidise electric cars and expand the network of charging stations in the country, this signifies a 60 per cent increase from 2019.

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Dec 23, 2019 - 01:45 pm

SK Innovation to supply Hyundai electric cars

SK Innovation will become the exclusive battery cell supplier for Hyundai Group electric cars – specifically for the first model based on the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which is to roll off the assembly line from 2021.

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Dec 20, 2019 - 04:26 pm

All-electric SUV Kia Seltos bound for Asia

According to a Kia blog, Kia is planning a purely electric version of its Seltos compact SUV exclusively for the Asian markets. The electric Seltos, which will be developed under the code name SP2 EV, will be based on well-known technology.

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Dec 4, 2019 - 02:37 pm

Hyundai unveils electric strategy till 2025 & beyond

The Hyundai Motor Company has presented its ‘Strategy 2025’ roadmap, in which the South Korean Group also sets its frameworks for electrification. By 2025, Hyundai intends to become one of the three largest EV manufacturers in the world with a multi-faceted approach.

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Dec 3, 2019 - 01:13 pm

United we stand, divided we fall

South Korean battery giants LG Chem and SK Innovation are each trying to sue each other in bitter court disputes in both the USA and South Korea about alleged patent infringements. Now their spat is threatening to disrupt the launches of electric vehicles in the US by some of the world’s largest carmakers. Even the […]

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Oct 28, 2019 - 04:13 pm

Umicore to supply Samsung SDI with NMC

Umicore and Samsung SDI have signed a strategic agreement to supply nearly 80,000 tonnes of NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) cathode material from 2020. The supply will come from Umicore plants in various regions, most of them initially from Korea.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/11/30/lg-chem-ready-to-do-away-with-battery-modules/
30.11.2020 17:02