Korea Times. Korea-based LG Chem has won an order to exclusively supply lithium-ion polymer batteries to Korea-based Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors. The Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group plans to begin mass-production of hybrids in 2009.
“The order proves our technological competitiveness in rechargeable batteries for cars,” LG Chem Vice Chairman Kim Ban-seok said.
LG Chem is also one of the suppliers of Li-ion cells to GM for its development of the Volt extended range electric vehicle (EREV). (Earlier post.)