Samsung SDI has launched four battery products for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and electric vehicles (EV) at the Detroit Motorshow, US.
The first of the showcased products is a 120Ah high capacity lithium-ion battery cell designed to facilitate a driving range of 300km with one time charging.
The second product is a low voltage system that can replace lead-acid batteries or can be used along with the existing batteries. When installed, the battery system provides stop and go-like improved fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions.
The company also launched a battery module, which is interchangeable between PHEV/EV and a compact design cell that is sized to that of conventional cylindrical batteries. Compared to previous EV cells, the compact design cell height has been reduced by 20mm while maintaining the same level of capacity.
The South Korean company aims to expand its competitiveness in automotive batteries to lightweight and functional materials for automobiles.
Sehwoong Jeong, executive vice president of Automotive & ESS Business at Samsung SDI said: “We tried to bring in a wide variety of solutions and products customers and markets are looking for to this show. Samsung SDI plans to strengthen partnership with leading car makers in North America and around the world.”
This was the first time for Samsung SDI to display automotive batteries and materials together at a trade show after its merger with Cheil Industries’ materials business unit last July.