Samsung SDI opens new battery plant in China
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.