SAMSUNG debuted a new car battery technology during the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 (IAA Cars 2017) which allows for up to 700km of range on a single charge.
Samsung has revealed brand-new battery technology at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 which could solve one of the biggest fears for electric vehicle drivers.
The new system would allow for up to 700km of range on a single charge.
The South Korean company’s battery division showcased the new technology, dubbed Multifunctional battery pack, which they claim could enable more range in all-electric vehicles.
By increasing the energy density, Samsung said they were able to pack more power into a single battery.
The technology company is using the same cylindrical lithium-ion battery cells that feature in Tesla cars developed by LG Chem.
Other manufacturers including Nissan and General Motors are employing prismatic cells to build their vehicles' battery packs.
Samsung believes the cylindrical lithium-ion cells could tackle a common issue with electric cars, which is increasing the range of a car without having to increase the size of the vehicle.
“Our products unveiled at the show are expected to advance the popularisation of EVs because they use high technologies optimised to the needs of customers and the market,” said Jun Young-hyun, Samsung SDI President.
“We will keep leading the battery industry with our unrivalled technology.”
The company plans to use cells that measure the same dimensions (21 millimetres in height and 70 millimetres in diameter) as those used by Tesla.
Samsung said that it could equip a premium car with up to 20 modules – giving it a range of around 435 miles.
A typical electric sedan or smaller vehicle could carry between 10-12 modules which would achieve around 19-miles of range.