- South Korean high tech companies LG Chem and Samsung SDI to invest in European battery cell production for Audi
- Battery electric SUV with a range of more than 500 kilometers
Ingolstadt, 18 August 2015 – Audi will develop the battery for a purely electrically powered sport utility vehicle, using powerful battery cell modules from South Korean suppliers LG Chem and Samsung SDI. The two Audi partners plan to invest in the battery cell technology in Europe and will supply the Ingolstadt-based car producer from their European plants. The new technology will give drivers of the Audi sport utility vehicle a range of more than 500 kilometres.
“Together with our South Korean development partners, we are bringing production of the latest battery cell technology to the EU and strengthening European industry with this key technology,” said Dr. Bernd Martens, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Procurement. The cell modules are to offer extraordinarily high performance.
“This will allow us to supply a technological solution that makes electric cars even more attractive for our customers.”
“With our first battery electric Audi SUV, we are combining an emission free drive system with driving pleasure,” said Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Development.
“We will optimally integrate the innovative cell modules developed with LG Chem and Samsung SDI into our vehicle architecture, thus achieving an attractive overall package of sportiness and range.”