South Korean firm LG Chem has signed a deal to supply lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries for use in Chrysler’s new minivan.
LG Chem will manufacture batteries for the plug-in hybrid version of Chrysler Pacifica minivans at its plant in Michigan, US, from late this year.
The plant currently makes batteries for General Motors’ Bolt and Ford Motor’s Focus electric vehicles.
The move further strengthens the relationship between the two firms.
GM also uses the South Korean firm’s batteries in the Chevrolet Volt, which uses packs manufactured in the 650,000-square-foot Michigan plant.
The news comes just a week after fellow South Korean refiner SK Innovation Co finalised a deal to supply its lithium-ion batteries for use in Mercedes Benz’s EV cars.
PIC: the battery pack from a Chevy Volt