Samsung SDI Seeks Customers At Frankfurt Motor Show

SEP 16 2015 BY MARK KANE 12

Samsung SDI Participates in IAA 2015

Samsung SDI Participates in IAA 2015

Samsung SDI is present at the Frankfurt Motor Show with its beautiful cells on display.

According to its PR department, Samsung is the only global battery maker attending the show.

The Korean company has some contracts from BMW and recently from Audi, but is seeking additional customers – so why not attend the show as all the major players and their leadership are in attendance.

Samsung SDI offers lithium-ion cells, modules and whole packs from SDIBS (Samsung SDI Battery Systems) acquired from Magna this May.

“Samsung SDI presented a full line-up of various battery cells, introducing Standardized Modules that are compatible with both PHEV and EV as well as newly developed high-performance packs by SDIBS. Samsung SDI introduced the best EV battery solution to the world, which has been satisfying the global carmakers’ high expectation.

Samsung SDI also exhibited the automotive EP (Engineering Plastic) products that were developed through a technology that has been accumulated by taking a leading role in manufacturing and distributing high-quality materials for home appliances such as smartphones, TV, refrigerators and so on.

Samsung SDI has introduced distinctively lightweight and eco-friendly plastic materials for next-generation automobiles, such as non-painted metallic materials, high/semi-gloss materials and two color injection molding materials.”

Nam Seong Cho, Samsung SDI’s CEO said:

“During IAA period, Samsung SDI introduces innovative solutions and roadmap in the field of battery-electric technology. By strengthening the current and the new partnership at the same time, we will take the lead in the electric automotive era through continuous development of innovative battery.”

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Is she selling Orbitz gum?

No she’s selling “beautiful cells”. Please read the text carefully. Mark worked really hard to not draw any parallels between a booth babe (tight clothes not withstanding) and a freakin’ battery… ;o)

Nothing says “technical know-how” like a booth babe. When will the booth babe phenomenon end?

She’s not wearing tight clothing, or shiny clothing, she isn’t wearing a low cut dress, she isn’t leaning seductively forward blowing you a kiss… how does she qualify as a booth babe and not a company representative who happens to be an attractive female? Relax, SJW.

When men no longer like looking at attractive women.


In other words: When only robots attend trade shows.

It’s because of people like you that we now have male models on the Price Is Right. 🙁

Look at the 94 Ah NMC cell.

This could be the updated battery rumored in the German forums for the BMW i3.

Changing from 60 Ah to 94 Ah means 81 EPA mile range increase to 127.


Yes, but if it’s not the same volume, it doesn’t really count does it? If the 60 is 2cm thick and the 94 is 3cm thick, it’s not much of an improvement.

There is space in BEV version for different component arrangement:

Yet, I think the 60 Ah and 94 Ah cells have the same volume.

There are a lot of battery improvements in the last 2 years, but mainly used in cellphone and tablet batteries. Like the silicon anode Tesla is already using in 90D battery, but traditional automakers don’t seem interested in…

If BMW was interested in putting more battery in the space reserved for the REx, they would have done it already.

If the 94Ah cell is really the same volume as the 60Ah cell and has the same cycle life and has the same C rating and, and, and, it will be great. 😉

What is the Voltage???