LG Chem expands its Nanjing factory, focuses on long-axis EV batteries

4 November 2020, 00:47:38

LG Chem expands its Nanjing factory, focuses on long-axis EV batteriesAccording to South Korean news outlet The Elec, LG Chem will increase its investment in its second Nanjing, China factory with USD 500 million. Another USD 300 million will go to the auto-component factory at Nanjing which will produce motors, converters, displays, radars, and other components. The investments in the two factories will continue and it is expected that LG Chem will spend more than USD 19 billion of total investment.

Another interesting moment is that according to The Elec, LG Chem has invested only in batteries that are longer than 60 cm. In general, the longer the battery, the higher the energy density, the lower the production cost. Last year, LG Chem invested in both 30 cm and 60 cm batteries. Next year, it might include investment in 80 cm along with the 60 cm batteries. Investment into 80 cm will likely be done in the LG Chem factory in Poland and the US where it has a joint venture with General Motors.

LG Chem's 60 cm batteries can accommodate Volkswagen's MEB, Hyundai's E-GMP, and GM's Ultium EV platforms. These platforms can add modules to the front and back of the cars as long as the battery keeps to the same diameter, they can become longer. Longer battery cells can extend the range by 10% and save costs by 10%.Source

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