The race to develop electric vehicles with great range is accelerating more and more. And both the automakers and the electronics and battery giants are involved.
After Samsung and its 800-kilometer battery announced last March, another Korean company, SK Innovation, is making great promises.
At a recent technology conference in South Korea, the company said it was developing a battery capable of providing around 800 kilometers of range with a simple 20-minute charge at a charging station. fast. Development is expected to be completed by the end of the year at the earliest, if not in the first months of 2021.
Unfortunately, few technical details have been disclosed at the moment, but it is known that the battery in question uses high density nickel and that it will be possible to recharge it more than 1000 times, like that of Samsung.
SK Innovation is a supplier for Kia, for example the Niro EV shown above, and it will grow a lot in the coming years. Moreover, two installations are under construction on the same site in the State of Georgia in order to produce up to 300,000 batteries for future electric vehicles from Ford and Volkswagen assembled in the United States. Think of the electric F-150 and the recently unveiled ID.4.
And unlike domestic rival LG Chem, notably paired with the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Hyundai Kona electric, there have been no reported fires so far in models powered by a battery from SK Innovation.