This new battery factory in Xian, China started production last month and will be able to produce annually 40.000 batteries for electric cars or 150.000 for plug-in hybrids.
At the moment Samsung SDI is BMW’s only supplier of batteries for electric cars. But this can change.
LG Chem is also building a factory in China dedicated to electric car’s batteries. This factory will be completed by the end of this year with an annual production capacity for more than 100.000 electric vehicles.