Hyundai Motor and LG Chem chiefs meet to discuss EV batteries

19 June 2020, 05:55:30

Hyundai Motor and LG Chem chiefs meet to discuss EV batteriesVarious South Korean news outlets announced today that the Executive Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor Group, Chung Euisun, and the LG Group Chairman, Koo Kwang-mo, will meet next week to discuss electric vehicle battery business. According to industry sources, Chung will visit LG Chem's EV battery production site located in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, on Monday. LG Chem is already chosen to supply batteries for Hyundai's pure EV platform called E-GMP slated for a 2022 launch.

Less than a month ago, Chung Euisun met with Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman, Lee Jae-yong, to discuss next-generation EV batteries. They reportedly exchanged opinions on the current situation and the directions for the development of all-solid batteries at the Samsung SDI plant. It is very likely, that Hyundai Motor's chief will also meet with the third South Korean EV batteries produced - SK Innovation.Source

Related news

News related to Hyundai, LG Chem, Samsung SDI or SK Innovation

SK Innovation started the construction of its second EV battery plant in the USA

Various Korean media report that the SK Innovation has started the construction of its second EV battery plant in the USA. The site is located in Jackson County, Georgia. The initially planned inauguration event was canceled due to the state of an emergency caused by the Covid-19 spreading. The annual production capacity of the second factory will be around 11.7GWh. Combined with the capacity of the first factory...

9 July 2020

Hyundai Motor and SK Innovation chiefs meet to discuss cooperation in the EV market

Yonhap and other South Korean news outlets report that the chiefs of Hyundai and SK Innovation have met to discuss future cooperation in the EV market. The Executive Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor Group - Chung Euisun, and the Chairman of SK Group - Chey Tae-won have met to discuss cooperation on next-generation EV battery technologies, power management chips, and the battery-as-a-service (Baas) platform. The...

8 July 2020

Hyundai reduces wait time for its EVs in the UK

Hyundai Motor UK confirmed the supply of thousands of electric vehicles in 2020, in its aim to become one of the nation's largest provider of electric cars. Customers looking for an all-electric Hyundai can order their car now with delivery in as little as a few days. Hyundai currently offers the Kona Hybrid and Kona Electric, IONIQ Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid and Electric. Through the introduction of manufacture at its...

24 June 2020

GM will introduce more EVs in South Korea, continues close partnership with LG Chem

GM plans on introducing more electric vehicles in South Korea, reports Yonhap. Jesse Ortega, chief engineer at GM's Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Programs held an online briefing with Korean media dedicated to the topic. Earlier this month, GM launched in South Korea the 2020 Chevy Bolt EV. General Motors will present two new EV models this year - the Cadillac Lyriq SUV and the Hummer EV. The company said it will...

24 June 2020

SK Innovation became the fifth largest EV battery supplier in April

In April 2020, SK Innovation entered the global Top 5 in the EV battery market for the first time. SK Innovation said that according to SNE Research, the company had a 3.5% market share by supplying 189.1 MWh of batteries. Samsung SDI was sixth with 3.4% market share by deploying 187.2 MWh in April. LG Chem was second with 18.2% market share and 988.1 MWh deployed. In the January-April period, LG Chem, Samsung SDI...

18 June 2020

LG Chem has become the second largest EV battery manufacturer in China thanks to the Tesla Model 3

Korean news outlet The Elec cites Battery China according to which, LG Chem has become the second largest EV battery manufacturer in China surpassing BYD. LG has deployed 2087 MWh of EV batteries from January to May this year. BYD has deployed 1943 MWh and has moved to the third place. This is due mainly to the supply of batteries for the Tesla Model 3 produced in China. LG Chem's Nanjing plant makes 21700...

11 June 2020

Hyundai and Kia improve the thermal management of the EV batteries they use

Hyundai and Kia have announced that their heat pump technology for EV batteries has been improved. This technology was introduced in 2014 for the Kia Soul EV and this its first major improvement. The main change is that the system now gathers excess heat not only from power electrics (PE) modules (such as drive motors, on-board chargers, and inverters), but also from the battery pack and slow charger. The system...

9 June 2020

2020 Hyundai Kona Electric goes on sale in France this month

As of this month, Hyundai launches the 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric in France. The vehicle offers 449 km of range (WLTP) from € 24,300 and, according to Hyundai France, this is one of the best range prices for people who can accumulate an ecological bonus of €7,000 and conversion bonus of €5,000. Regularly cited in the press for its driving pleasure and efficiency, KONA electric was the first vehicle from a generalist...

9 June 2020

SK Innovation establishes a global EV batteries production base

SK Innovation is accelerating the expansion of electric vehicle battery production capacity in order to establish a stable supply base in line with the explosive growth of electric vehicles expected in the post-Corona 19 era. The company's strategy includes expanding its production plants over the globe and promoting the establishment of joint ventures with local automakers. According to recent industry and market...

8 June 2020

Volkswagen has initialized its TR5 project for EV battery supplies

The Elec reports confirmed information that Volkswagen has sent letters of intent (LOI) to battery makers to buy batteries for its MEB platform. LG Chem, Samsung SDI, SK Innovation, and CATL have expressed their intention to participate in this project, which was named TR5. The industry estimates that the total costs will be around EUR 14.6 billion, which is in line with the European volume of the TR2 project. Up to...

29 May 2020

LG Chem expands its EV batteries reach, adds Hyundai and Kia to Ford

Reuters cited a Hyundai and Kia spokesperson who said that LG Chem was chosen by the group as one of its battery suppliers for its future EVs. Meanwhile, Korean media reported the LG Chem will supply batteries to Ford for the Mustang Mach-E. The cells for the Mustang will be produced at the LG Chem Wroclaw plant in Poland and Ford will do its own pack assembly. LG Chem is also cooperating with GM for its future...

29 May 2020

The Ford Mustang Mach-E will be powered by LG Chem battery cells

Korean media cite industry sources, according to which LG Chem will supply battery cells to Ford for the Mustang Mach-E. The cells will be produced at the LG Chem Wroclaw plant in Poland. Ford will do its own pack assembly. LG Chem has been supplying batteries to Ford since 2010. LG Chem's battery was installed in the Ford Focus pure electric version. In addition to Ford, LG Chem has General Motors (GM), Volkswagen...

27 May 2020

GM and LG Chem name their joint venture for EV batteries Ultium Cells

In December last year, GM and LG Chem confirmed that they will build an EV battery plant in Lordstown, Ohio. Today, GM announced that the joint venture created by the two companies for this project is named Ultium Cells LLC. Moreover, construction has started with group prep activities. Even in pandemic times, product development work on GM's future EV and AV portfolios continues to progress at a rapid pace. The...

20 May 2020

Hyundai and Samsung in talks for a possible EV battery supply agreement

Jae-yong Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, and Jung-sun Jung, vice president of Hyundai Motor Group have met, according to South Korean news outlets. This is the first meeting between the two and the industry expects the main point of the meeting is some kind of partnership in the EV battery business. So far, Hyundai Motor has never used an electric car battery made by Samsung. If Hyundai agrees to source...

18 May 2020

EV Specifications

Complete specifications of EVs, grouped according to their brand and year

AudiBMWBytonChevrolete.GOFIATFordHondaHyundaiJaguarKIAMazdaMercedes-BenzMGMININIONissanOpelPeugeotPolestarPorscheRenaultRivianSEATŠKODAsmartTeslaVolkswagenVolvo

Featured

Specifications of some of the most interesting and anticipated EVs.

2020 KIA e-Niro

2020 KIA e-Niro 4

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 172.2 in / 4375 mm
Width: 71.1 in / 1805 mm
Height: 61.4 in / 1560 mm
Curb weight: 3994.78 lb / 1812 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW @ 3800 - 8000 rpm, 395 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 64 kWh, Voltage: 356 V

2022 Tesla Cybertruck

2022 Tesla Cybertruck Tri Motor AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 6
Length: 231.7 in / 5885 mm
Width: 79.8 in / 2027 mm
Height: 75.0 in / 1905 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 186.0 in / 4724 mm
Width: 74.0 in / 1880 mm
Height: 63.0 in / 1600 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 98.8 kWh

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E First Edition

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 186.0 in / 4724 mm
Width: 74.0 in / 1880 mm
Height: 63.0 in / 1600 mm
Battery: 98.8 kWh

2020 Tesla Model X

2020 Tesla Model X Performance (SR)

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 6 / 7
Length: 198.3 in / 5037 mm
Width: 78.7 in / 1999 mm
Height: 66.0 in / 1676 mm
Curb weight: 5740.84 lb / 2604 kg
Electric motor #1: 375 kW @ 6150 rpm, 660 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 193 kW @ 6100 - 6800 rpm, 330 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2020 Tesla Model S

2020 Tesla Model S Performance (SR)

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 196.0 in / 4978 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
Height: 56.5 in / 1435 mm
Curb weight: 4940.56 lb / 2241 kg
Electric motor #1: 375 kW @ 5900 rpm, 650 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 193 kW @ 6100 rpm, 330 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2020 Tesla Model 3

2020 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 184.8 in / 4694 mm
Width: 72.8 in / 1849 mm
Height: 56.8 in / 1443 mm
Curb weight: 4100.6 lb / 1860 kg
Electric motor #1: 211 kW, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 147 kW, Location: Front
Battery: 79.5 kWh, Voltage: 360 V

2020 MINI Cooper SE

2020 MINI Cooper SE Level III

Doors: 3, Seats: 4
Length: 151.4 in / 3845 mm
Width: 68.0 in / 1727 mm
Height: 56.4 in / 1432 mm
Curb weight: 3009.31 lb / 1365 kg
Electric motor: 135 kW, 270 Nm @ 100 - 1000 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 32.6 kWh, Voltage: 350.4 V

2020 Polestar 2

2020 Polestar 2 Performance Package

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 181.4 in / 4607 mm
Height: 58.2 in / 1478 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 78 kWh

2019 NIO ES6

2019 NIO ES6 Performance 84 kWh

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 190.9 in / 4850 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1965 mm
Height: 68.1 in / 1731 mm
Electric motor #1: 240 kW, 420 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 160 kW, 305 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 84 kWh

2020 Tesla Model Y

2020 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 7
Length: 187.0 in / 4751 mm
Width: 75.6 in / 1921 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1624 mm
Curb weight: 4415.86 lb / 2003 kg
Electric motor #1: 211 kW, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 147 kW, Location: Front

2020 Tesla Model Y

2020 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 7
Length: 187.0 in / 4751 mm
Width: 75.6 in / 1921 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1624 mm
Curb weight: 4415.86 lb / 2003 kg
Electric motor #1: 211 kW, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 147 kW, Location: Front

2020 Tesla Model Y

2020 Tesla Model Y Long Range RWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 7
Length: 187.0 in / 4751 mm
Width: 75.6 in / 1921 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1624 mm
Location: Rear

2020 Opel Corsa-e

2020 Opel Corsa-e First Edition

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 159.8 in / 4060 mm
Height: 56.5 in / 1435 mm
Curb weight: 3373.07 lb / 1530 kg
Electric motor: 100 kW, 260 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 50 kWh

2020 Volkswagen ID.3

2020 Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S

Doors: 5, Seats: 4
Length: 167.8 in / 4261 mm
Width: 71.2 in / 1809 mm
Height: 61.1 in / 1552 mm
Electric motor: 150 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 77 kWh, Voltage: 408 V

2020 Volkswagen ID.3 1st

2020 Volkswagen ID.3 1st Max

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 167.8 in / 4261 mm
Width: 71.2 in / 1809 mm
Height: 61.1 in / 1552 mm
Curb weight: 3637.63 lb / 1650 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 58 kWh

2020 Porsche Taycan

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S

Doors: 4, Seats: 4
Length: 195.4 in / 4963 mm
Height: 54.3 in / 1378 mm
Curb weight: 5059.61 lb / 2295 kg
Electric motor #1: 160 kW, 300 Nm, Location: Front
Electric motor #2: 300 kW, Location: Rear
Battery: 93.4 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2020 Porsche Taycan

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo

Doors: 4, Seats: 4
Length: 195.4 in / 4963 mm
Height: 54.4 in / 1381 mm
Curb weight: 5081.66 lb / 2305 kg
Electric motor #1: 160 kW, 300 Nm, Location: Front
Electric motor #2: 300 kW, Location: Rear
Battery: 93.4 kWh, Voltage: 800 V