SK Innovation's EV battery plant in China is ready

5 December 2019, 04:48:49

SK Innovation's EV battery plant in China is readySK Innovation has confirmed that its first EV battery plant in China is completed. A completion ceremony was held in Changzhou in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu and was attended by SK Innovation's and Beijing Automotive Group and Beijing Electronics executives and more than 500 guests. SK Inno holds 49% stake in the plant, dubbed BEST, and the rest is owned by the Beijing Automotive Group and Beijing Electronics. This plant is SK Inno's first EV battery facility outside South Korea. Its annual production capacity is 7.5GWh, which is enough to supply batteries for 150,000 EVs. The batteries produced in this plant will have nickel-cobalt-manganese cathodes, with supplies expected to start in early 2020, according to SK Innovation. Yesterday, the company confirmed a contract with Glencore for cobalt deliveries. Coupled with the 4.7GWh plant of the company in South Korea, the new plant will boost SK Inno's overall production to 12.2GWh per year. The third factory in Hungary with a 7.5GWh annual production is also nearing completion.Source

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