January 12, 2016 10:59
Samsung SDI unveiled a prototype of its latest battery cell for electric vehicles at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday.
It claimed the new cell is capable of running 600 km when fully charged, some 100 km more than products currently available on the market. Samsung SDI believes it will be able to mass-produce the battery sometime in 2020.
Samsung SDI also showcased a low-voltage system which can be used in gasoline-powered vehicles as well as electric vehicles. The lithium-ion battery can replace a lead-acid battery or supplement it in regular vehicles.
"This new battery produces three times more power than existing batteries and can improve fuel efficiency by up to 20 percent," a company spokesman claimed.
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