Samsung shows new EV battery offering 373 miles of driving range, can reach 80% capacity in just 20 minutes, and is 10% lighter

Daily Mail, January 2017

Samsung SDI has unveiled a new battery for electric cars that not only has better range, but is equip with ‘fast charged’ capabilities. This high-energy density battery cell offers 373 miles (600 kilometers) of driving and can reach 80 percent capacity in just 20 minutes

Samsung is hoping its new system for electric cars will fare better than it’s cell phones have recently.  The new EV high-energy density battery cell offers 373 miles (600 kilometers) of driving and can reach 80 percent capacity in just 20 minutes, giving over 300 miles of range.

It is also 10 per cent lighter than competing models, which adds to the car’s range.

Samsung SDI has unveiled a new battery for electric cars that not only has better range, but is equip with 'fast charged' capabilities. This high-energy density battery cell offers 373 miles (600 kilometers) of driving and can reach 80 percent capacity in just 20 minutes

The high-density battery offers 373 miles (600km) of driving and can reach 80 percent capacity in just 20 minutes.

Drivers can pull over at a charge station just 20 minutes and leave with a 310 mile (500km) driving range.

The new concept also decreases component units and weight by 10 percent more than the competing models already being produced.

Samsung has set 2021 for when they will begin mass producing the battery.

‘The high-energy density battery cell with the fast charging capability and the integrated battery module are the innovative technologies with full potentials that can transform the market,’ a Samsung SDI official said in a statement.

‘Expectations are high that we will be able to accelerate the vehicle electrification utilizing these technologies with improved driving range, manufacturing efficiency and user convenience.’

The firm explains that with this fast charging technology, drivers can pull over to a rest stop for 20 minutes and quickly charge their car to provide a driving range of 310 miles (500 kilometers).

Samsung plans to start mass producing the product in 2021.

A traditional electric vehicle (EV) battery module consist of 12 cells and has a capacity of 2Wh to 3kWh.

However, an ‘integrated battery module’ has more than 24 cells with a higher capacity of 6kWh to 8kWh, which makes it an adequate module in the full-fledged high-capacity EV era.

And although this model is much safer, it is not larger than the traditional batteries.

The 'integrated battery module' has more than 24 cells with a higher capacity of 6kWh to 8kWh, which makes it an adequate module in the full-fledged high-capacity EV era. Samsung set 2021 for when they expect to start mass producing the battery

‘This concept is expected to be a boon in the electro mobility, as it will be lighter with fewer components,’ shared Samsung SDI.

‘We are increasingly witnessing a change in many automakers’ sourcing strategy from battery cells to modules in the EV sector; thus, Samsung SDI is expecting a rising customers’ demand in the integrated battery modules.’

Samsung SDI also showcased a full line up of 12V, 48V Low Voltage Systems (LVS) that goes in line with the current trend of higher fuel efficiency