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Mercedes Snubs LG & Panasonic & Samsung, Goes With SK Innovation For Future Batteries

Originally published on EV Obsession.

Editor’s Note: Mercedes has previously gotten its EV battery cells through Samsung SDI & Panasonic (via Magna & Tesla).

The Korean company SK Innovation has been chosen by Mercedes-Benz as its future supplier for electric vehicle lithium-ion battery cells, according to recent reports.

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Mercedes-Benz is reportedly planning to deploy battery packs made from these Korean lithium-ion cells in a number of different electric vehicle (EV) types over the coming years.

A bit of background here, SK Innovation recently doubled production capacity at its facility in Seosan, Korea — with production there now running 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The company is reportedly planning to continue expanding manufacturing volume as further expected business opportunities arise.

 
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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