Tag: South Korea

Nov 26, 2021 - 04:24 pm

SK On launches its own battery diagnosis service

SK On has launched a battery diagnosis service in South Korea based on the development of technology that allows drivers to check the battery status of their electric vehicles themselves. At the moment, however, it is only a pilot project.

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Nov 15, 2021 - 12:34 pm

UNECE wants minimum durability for batteries

The EU, the USA, China and other countries want to oblige carmakers to commit to a minimum durability of the batteries installed in their electric and hybrid cars. This was agreed in principle by the countries at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations in Geneva.

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Oct 30, 2021 - 12:52 pm

SK On to manufacture LFP battery cells

SK On, the battery division of SK Innovation that was spun off at the beginning of October, is now also developing LFP batteries for electric vehicles. The company also expects its battery business to be profitable next year.

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Oct 8, 2021 - 12:52 pm

Hyundai Mobis invests in fuel cell system plants

Hyundai Mobis, the South Korean automotive supplier belonging to the Hyundai Motor Group, has announced that it will invest about 1.3 trillion won (equivalent to about 950 million euros) in the construction of two plants for fuel cell systems in the Korean cities of Incheon and Ulsan.

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Oct 1, 2021 - 01:24 pm

SK Innovation spins off battery division

SK Innovation officially completed the spin-off of its battery business on 1 October. The now independent battery division of the South Korean company is called SK On and is headed by Jee Dong-seob.

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Sep 2, 2021 - 04:41 pm

South Korea earmarks $10Bn for e-mobility

South Korea has passed a bill aiming for carbon-neutrality by 2050 as well as a large zero-emission transport budget for 2022. The National Assembly accelerated the targets for carbon reduction with the bill while the state aims to spent twelve trillion won ($10.3Bn) in 2022 on e-mobility.

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Aug 30, 2021 - 12:33 pm

Posco launches nickel processing in Gwangyang

South Korean company Posco has started producing high-purity nickel for electric car battery cells. The factory in Gwangyang is expected to reach an annual nickel production of 20,000 tons by 2023, enough for 500,000 electric vehicles.

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Aug 24, 2021 - 04:09 pm

Loop Energy gains first contract in South Korea

Loop Energy, a Canadian company specialising in fuel cell systems for commercial vehicles, announces its first deal in South Korea. NGVI, a well-connected local manufacturer of hydrogen buses, has opted for Loop’s eFlow fuel cell platform.

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Aug 24, 2021 - 03:53 pm

Hyundai delays Ioniq 6 production start

It looks like Hyundai has decided to postpone the start of production of the Ioniq 6 by two to three months to May or June 2022. The design is apparently to be revised again and the Ioniq 6 is to receive a larger battery for more milage.

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Aug 16, 2021 - 01:48 pm

LG Energy Solution to source Australian nickel & cobalt

LG Energy Solution has concluded a binding long-term purchase agreement with Australian Mines for nickel and cobalt. The battery manufacturer thus secures access to 71,000 tonnes of nickel and 7,000 tonnes of cobalt for six years from the end of 2024.

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Aug 9, 2021 - 02:51 pm

LG Energy Solution launches battery innovation competition

LG Energy Solution (LGES) is holding an international competition called the ‘Battery Innovation Contest’, which invites submissions of innovative battery technology ideas from now until the end of September. Winners can expect to receive 150,000 US dollars in research and development funding each year.

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Aug 9, 2021 - 11:12 am

Geely & Renault to cooperate on hybrids

The two car companies Geely and Renault plan to cooperate on the introduction of hybrid vehicles in China and South Korea. A corresponding memorandum of understanding has now been concluded.

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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.

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Aug 4, 2021 - 10:54 am

SK Innovation to spin off battery division

SK Innovation has decided to spin off its battery business. The new company, provisionally named SK Battery, is to be founded on 1 October. In the second quarter, however, the division was still in the red.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 12:17 pm

LG Electronics & Magna launch joint venture

The announced joint venture between LG Electronics and Magna to manufacture electric motors, inverters and onboard chargers, as well as complete electric drive systems, has now been sealed. The joint venture’s management team is also now in place.

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Jul 19, 2021 - 12:35 pm

Posco plans another cathode material plant

The South Korean company Posco Chemical is planning to build another factory for cathode materials in its home country. This is to be built in the coastal city of Pohang and will have an annual capacity of 60,000 tonnes. But plans for plants abroad are also becoming more concrete.

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Jul 15, 2021 - 01:29 pm

LG Chem to invest 6 trillion won in battery business

LG Chem is aiming to invest 6 trillion won (4.4 billion euros or 5.2 billion dollars) in the expansion of its battery materials business for electric cars by 2025. In this context, the South Koreans have announced that, among other things, they want to build a new factory for cathode material in South Korea’s Gumi.

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Jul 12, 2021 - 01:46 pm

Vinssen presents hydrogen boat in South Korea

South Korea’s first commercialized hydrogen electric boat has been unveiled at the 2021 Busan International Boat Show. Developed by Vinssen, the Hydrogenia vessel is powered by a Danfoss Editron electric drivetrain and sub-system. Vinssen is planning to build a further 50 boats using similar hydrogen electric technology over the next year.

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Jul 9, 2021 - 12:39 pm

South Korea to invest in battery industry

South Korea’s government wants to support domestic battery manufacturers with billions of dollars in investment. Not only the well-known industry giants such as LG Energy Solution, Samsung SDI or SK Innovation are to benefit from this, but also smaller companies. Concrete targets for individual battery technologies have also been set.

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Jul 6, 2021 - 01:01 pm

SK Innovation considers going public with battery business

SK Innovation has announced its intention to expand its production capacity to over 500 GWh by 2030. As part of its new strategy ‘From Carbon to Green’, the company, which was founded as an oil refinery, wants to invest heavily in the battery business, possibly also with external investors.

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Jun 14, 2021 - 11:08 am

Polestar and SK consider EV development alliance

Electric car manufacturer Polestar is exploring a wide-ranging alliance with South Korean conglomerate SK to advance the development of electric cars. The possible collaboration also includes a potential supply of SK batteries for upcoming Polestar vehicles.

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Jun 10, 2021 - 12:10 pm

LG Energy Solution moves towards IPO

LG Energy Solution has applied to the Korea Exchange for preliminary approval of an IPO. The company is also taking a stake in the Australian battery materials supplier Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM).

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Jun 3, 2021 - 11:45 am

Hyundai to use BorgWarner drive module in small EVs

The integrated drive module (iDM) from BorgWarner, including the electric motor, transmission and integrated power electronics, is to be used in small electric cars from the Hyundai Motor Group, production of which is scheduled to begin in mid-2023.

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May 4, 2021 - 01:25 pm

BASF and Umicore sign patent agreement

BASF and Umicore have entered into a non-exclusive patent agreement covering a broad range of cathode materials and their precursors. The cross-licensing deal covers more than 100 patent families filed in Europe, the USA, China, Korea and Japan.

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Apr 29, 2021 - 01:37 pm

Kia & SK Innovation plan circular EV battery economy

In South Korea, Kia Motors and SK Innovation have joined forces to build a circular economy for electric vehicle batteries. This involves the follow-up use of end-of-life electric car batteries as stationary energy storage units as well as the recycling of materials such as lithium, nickel and cobalt.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/11/26/sk-on-launches-its-own-battery-diagnosis-service/
26.11.2021 16:31