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Polestar confirms battery suppliers for cars

15 May 2019

Geely-owned Polestar has confirmed that leading battery makers CATL and LG Chem will supply batteries for the company’s electric performance cars, as part of multi-billion dollar agreements signed by Volvo Car Group.


SK Innovation to build second EV battery plant in China

15 May 2019

South Korean battery manufacturer SK Innovation has announced plans to invest KRW580bn (US$488m) to build a second electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in China, as it looks expand its presence in the world’s largest and fastest growing market for these products.


Volvo inks decade-long CATL/LG Chem battery deal

15 May 2019

Volvo has signed long-term agreements with battery makers, CATL and LG Chem to ensure supply of lithium ion batteries during the coming decade for next generation Volvo and Polestar models.


LG Chem sues SK Innovation over EV battery infringements

1 May 2019

South Korean electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturer LG Chem has filed a complaint against SK Innovation with the International Trade Commission (ITC) of the US and the District Court of Delaware over allegations of infringement of trade secrets, according to Reuters.


LG Chem raises US$1.6bn to fund EV battery expansion

9 April 2019

South Korea's LG Chem said it has raised close to US$1.56bn in overseas bonds to finance expansion of its electric vehicle (EV) battery production capacity, according to a report by the local Yonhap news agency.


Global EV battery market expands by almost half in 2018

11 February 2019

The global market for electric vehicle (EV) batteries expanded by almost 47% to 7.38 gigawatt-hours (GWh) last year from 5.03 in 2017, according to a study carried out by South Korean consulting firm SNE Research.


LG Chem's EV battery business expected to become profitable in Q4

11 December 2018

LG Chem is expected to begin generating profits from its electric vehicle (EV) battery operations in the fourth quarter of 2018.


BASF and LG Chem recognised by BMW for innovations

22 November 2018

BASF and LG Chem are among a list of suppliers honoured by BMW Group for their innovations and development work.


LG Chem appoints new vice chairman and CEO

9 November 2018

LG Chem has appointed 3M vice chairman and EVP, Hak Cheol Shin as new vice chairman and CEO.


Mercedes-Benz Procurement scouting for South Korea suppliers

24 October 2018

Mercedes-Benz Cars Procurement said it is scouting for suppliers amongst "the trendsetters of consumer electronics with a focus on innovative ideas" at the Korea Electronics Show (KES).


LG Chem breaks ground on new EV battery plant in China

24 October 2018

LG Chem has begun the construction of its second electric vehicle battery plant in China this week, in the Binjiang Economic Development Zone in Nanjing.


LG Chem in EV battery deal with Volkswagen

5 October 2018

LG Chem, one of South Korea's largest chemicals companies, disclosed it hasd signed an agreement to supply electric vehicle (EV) batteries to Volkswagen group.


LG Chem acquires US coatings manufacturer Uniseal 

13 September 2018

LG Chem announced on Wednesday it has acquired US automotive sealants and adhesives manufacturer Uniseal, as the South Korean company continues to expand its presence in the global automotive industry.


VW signs long-term EV battery contracts with Asian suppliers

19 March 2018

Volkswagen group has announced a series of agreements with Asian manufacturers for the supply of batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles through to 2025.


Mahindra & Mahindra and LG Chem team on Li-ion battery technology

28 February 2018

Mahindra & Mahindra and LG Chem are to collaborate in the field of advanced Li-ion battery technology.


LG/HERE to offer next-gen telematics solution for autonomous vehicles

2 January 2018

LG Electronics (LG) is partnering with HERE Technologies (HERE), a global provider of digital mapping and location services, to offer a 'next-generation telematics solution for autonomous vehicles'.


LG Chem plans 100K pa EV battery plant in Poland

12 October 2017

LG Chem has confirmed it will start construction of an Electric Vehicle (EV) battery plant in Wroclaw, Poland.


Proterra/LG Chem jointly develop new battery cell

20 September 2017


LG Electronics to establish EV components factory in Michigan

23 August 2017


Renault reaches EV battery lease milestone

22 March 2017

Renault said it had has signed its 100,000th electric vehicle battery leasing contract via RCI Bank and Services, the financial services arm of Groupe Renault.


New Renault Zoe Z.E. 40 - a 400km range electric car?

1 March 2017

Fresh from having sold almost 19,542 examples of the Zoe in 2016, Renault sees another good year ahead for the B segment electric hatchback. A new battery pack which promises up to 400km or a real world range of 300km is now available.


General Motors delivers first Bolts to Tesla's back yard

14 December 2016

General Motors has delivered its first Chevrolet Bolt electric cars to three customers in Fremont, California, home to rival electric automaker Tesla Motors' assembly plant.


LG Chem breaks ground for EV battery plant in Poland

6 October 2016

LG Chem has announced that it will start construction of an electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in Wroclaw, Poland. It plans for the plant to be operational in the second half


LG Chem South Korea Q1 2016 sales down 0.8%

21 April 2016


Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid to run on LG chem battery pack

23 February 2016


LG Chem posts its 2015 annual financial results

28 January 2016


US: LG Chem’s Holland plant to supply more batteries to GM

23 October 2015


SOUTH KOREA: LG Chem’s sales up 2.1% to US$4.58bn in Q3/2015

20 October 2015


US: LG Chem Power appoints Denise Gray as CEO

30 September 2015


CHINA/SOUTH KOREA: LG Chem to supply batteries for Chery’s next-gen EVs

24 September 2015

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LG Chem news

Volvo inks decade-long CATL/LG Chem battery deal

15 May 2019

Volvo has signed long-term agreements with battery makers, CATL and LG Chem to ensure supply of l...


SK Innovation plans 2nd EV battery plant in China

15 May 2019

South Korean battery manufacturer SK Innovation has announced plans to invest KRW580bn (US$488m)...


Polestar confirms battery suppliers for cars

15 May 2019

Geely-owned Polestar has confirmed that leading battery makers CATL and LG Chem will supply batte...


LG Chem sues SK Innovation over battery secrets

1 May 2019

South Korean electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturer LG Chem has filed a complaint against SK...


LG Chem raises US$1.6bn to fund EV battery work

9 April 2019

South Korea's LG Chem said it has raised close to US$1.56bn in overseas bonds to finance expa...


Global EV battery market expands by almost half

11 February 2019

The global market for electric vehicle (EV) batteries expanded by almost 47% to 7.38 gigawatt-hou...



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