Samsung SDI unveils next-generation battery cell that gives an EV a range of 600 kilometers on one charge
Samsung SDI unveiled a variety of next-generation battery products at this year’s North American Auto Show in Detroit including one that gives an EV a range of 600 kilometers on one charge. These innovations are expected to forge the leading position of Samsung SDI in the era of electro mobility. The development of the fast charging technology is making a rapid advancement thanks to its technological know-how in materials and processes that vastly decreased the resistance inside a battery cell. With a 20min charge, you can have a driving range of up to 500km which is 80% of the capacity. This means that only 20min in the highway rest area will be enough for a battery to be charged, eliminating the range anxiety of EV drivers. The mass production of this product is slated for 2021.
Samsung SDI also exhibited a brand-new concept, “integrated battery module” at the show. A conventional EV battery module which consists of 12 cells has a capacity of 2~3kWh. By contrast, an integrated battery module has more than 24 cells with a higher capacity of 6~8kWh, which makes it an adequate module in the full-fledged high-capacity EV era. The integrated battery module is not only larger in size but shows a higher safety level because the advanced electro-mechanical design has been applied. Samsung SDI also showcased a full line up of 12V, 48V Low Voltage Systems (LVS) that goes in line with the current trend of higher fuel efficiency at the show.