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Audi Turns To Samsung, LG For Next-Gen Battery In Upcoming Electric SUV

Jim Kem August 14, 2015 10:40

Audi has teamed up with two South Korean tech giants, LG and Samsung, to co-develop new battery technology. The technology companies will supply the Ingolstadt-based automaker with advanced energy storage cells for an upcoming all-electric SUV.

This upcoming vehicle is the most exciting development, as it will not only sport a range of more than 500km, but also unite European and Asian efforts into finding new ways to power the future of personal autonomy.

“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,” stated Dr. Bernd Martens, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Procurement. The cell modules are to offer particularly 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.”

About Jim Kem

"So if I push my leg down on this lever-thing, I'll somehow go faster? Woah.". I was 10 years old, and hooked. I spent a lot of my youth sketching cars and perfecting my monthly dream garage within a daydream - occasionally interjected with a chase scene, obviously. Cars move me. Things I can't get enough of: Porsches and torque.


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