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Samsung SDI Sets 2027 Target for Mass Production of Solid-State EV Batteries

Pioneering a shift in EV technology, Samsung plans to deliver batteries with a 40% higher energy density, promising enhanced vehicle range and safety
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Samsung SDI, a pivotal player in the battery sector, has announced plans to initiate mass production of solid-state batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) by 2027. Revealed at the InterBattery trade show in Seoul, this ambitious move marks a significant milestone in advancing battery technology, promising a substantial leap in performance with an energy density of 900 watt-hours per liter, which is a 40% increase over its current lithium-ion cells.

Regarded as a breakthrough in battery technology, solid-state batteries are set to revolutionize the EV industry. These batteries offer numerous advantages, including shorter charging times, higher energy density, and the potential to enhance the driving range of EVs significantly. Furthermore, they provide a safer alternative to traditional lithium-ion batteries by eliminating the flammable electrolyte solution, thereby reducing the risk of fires.

In preparation for this technological shift, Samsung SDI has already operationalized a pilot production line in Suwon, focusing on refining the batteries and mastering the mass-production process to ensure high-quality output. The company is also proactively engaging with leading automotive manufacturers, including BMW, sending out sample batteries to solidify its market position and tailor its production strategy based on anticipated demand.

With competitors like Hyundai Motor and Toyota Motor also venturing into solid-state battery production, the industry is on the cusp of a new era. Samsung SDI’s commitment to this innovative technology aligns with the growing industry trend towards more sustainable, efficient, and safer electric vehicles, setting the stage for a transformative impact on the automotive and energy storage markets.

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