Hyundai and Samsung SDI have agreed to construct reducing-edge cylindrical batteries for the automaker’s hybrid cars. The choice follows a rare assembly last 365 days between Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong and Hyundai chief Chung Eui-sun.
At recent, Hyundai makes spend of only batteries made by LG Energy Solution, but it absolutely hopes to diversify suppliers and originate up the spend of batteries from Samsung SDI and SK Innovation from 2024. It additionally desires to construct stable-narrate batteries with Samsung that fee sooner than lithium-ion batteries and are additionally safer and more compact.
One car commerce insider mentioned, “Samsung has stable-narrate battery patents and aims to roll out them by 2027, sooner than its home rivals. That is why Hyundai sees Samsung as an predominant companion.”
Meanwhile, Samsung SDI will be supplying batteries for an electric pickup truck to U.S. originate up-up Rivian, which has been touted as the following Tesla.
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