Under the partnership, SB LiMotive will supply batteries to the American company from 2012 through 2021, Samsung SDI spokesman Seo Hae-su said Tuesday. Delphi, which emerged from a four-year bankruptcy in October, will use the batteries in its propulsion systems for hybrid commercial trucks and buses, the official said.
SB LiMotive plans to start production in 2011 at a plant under construction in Ulsan, South Korea. (Earlier post.) In August, BMW selected SB LiMotive as a supplier for Li-ion batteries for the upcoming Megacity vehicle, an electric city vehicle planned for the first half of the next decade (earlier post).
SB LiMotive will provide technical support and after-sales services via Cobasys, which it acquired in July.
Delphi has just entered into a long-term supply agreement with Allison Transmission to supply key hybrid drive system components and energy storage systems. (Earlier post.)