Samsung SDI has unveiled an electric vehicle (EV) battery prototype designed to improve the driving range of next-generation cars as well as a reduction in the environmental impact of production.
The company is about to bring a number of electric vehicle batteries, including a prototype of a high-capacity battery-powered cell capable of powering electric cars and increasing driving range for up to 600 kilometers with a single full charge.
Samsung SDI showcased a compact design cell that is 20 to 30 percent shorter than a typical cylinder-type hybrid battery cell in better energy capacity. The pack can be fitted into any existing electric vehicle and are highly cost-effective. Another type is in a low-voltage solution system that can be replaced or be added to the existing lead-acid battery for automobiles to raise fuel efficiency from 3 percent to 20 percent.
Commenting on the launch of EV battery at the Detroit Auto Show, President Nam Seong Cho of Samsung SDI said, “We aim to lead the era of popularizing EVs by introducing a variety of solutions and products desired by customers and the market at this auto show.”
The ‘low height pack’ with reduced battery size is expected to establish a platform for EV systems. The ‘LVS solution’ aims at the North American market with eco-friendliness and economic efficiency.
The new LVS solution can be installed in both electric and regular vehicles. As a low voltage system that replaces lead-acid batteries with lithium-ion batteries in regular vehicles, the LVS solution delivers economic value through fuel savings and also addresses environmental regulations to control carbon dioxide emissions as it can improve fuel efficiency by up to 20% in some vehicles. Samsung makes batteries that it can not only use in its own cars but also sell to carmakers that are making similar vehicles.