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SK Innovation wins Electric Super Car Deal with Mercedes-AMG Contents
title SK Innovation wins Electric Super Car Deal with Mercedes-AMG
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SK Innovation wins Electric Super Car Deal with Mercedes-AMG

- SK Innovation will supply lithium batteries for Daimler Group’s first electric super car SLS AMG E-Cell
- Proves its advanced technology yet again by winning a deal for the world’s leading high-performance vehicle
- Optimistic about expansion into the European market and additional deal with a major global automaker


SK Innovation said that it has been named to supply lithium ion batteries for Mercedes-Benz’s first electric super car “SLS AMG E-CELL.”

SK Innovation’s lithium ion batteries will be used for SLS AMG E-CELL, a gull-wing type high-tech electric super car Daimler Group unveiled at the 2011 Detroit Motor Show. The strategic technological partnership and battery supply to Daimler, a global company known for its leading technology in vehicle development, is evidence on SK Innovation’s advanced technology in batteries for electric vehicles.

SK Innovation began to be recognized for its technology after it was named to supply batteries for hybrid vehicles built by Japan-based Mitsubishi Fuso, a car manufacturing subsidiary of Daimler Group, in 2009. It also supplied batteries for “BlueOn,” Korea’s first purely-electric vehicle which Hyundai Motor unveiled in September last year, marking a turning point in the market for large-capacity high-performance batteries for EVs. The company has also been named a batter ypartner for KIA Motors’ new EV set to be launched in the second half of this year.

SK Innovation aims to secure solid foothold in the market for EV batteries and to become a major player in the market by expanding its battery business into high-performance electric super cars from hybrid to purely-electric cars.

“SLS AMG E-CELL is known for its top-rated performance among the lineup of Mercedes-Benz’s world’s best cars, and with the partnership for batteries which includes a strategic technological cooperation and product supply, we have opened the way for our expansion into the European market and a possible deal with another global automaker as well as won recognition for our advanced battery technology in the market,” said an official at SK Innovation.

SK Innovation has expanded its production capacity of batteries through aggressive investments, building additional line in Seosan in addition to the first automated battery production line it opened at Global Technology (formerly SK Energy Institute of Technology) in Yuseong-gu, Daejeon in May 2009.

* Mercedes-AMG GmbH: Established in 1967 as a subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG GmbH has led production of high-performance premium vehicles. AMG’s SLS AMG began to be known to the public in Korea after it was used as a safety car for possible rain during the Yeongam Formula One event. As the world’s best premium super car with 533 hp, it is also coveted as a dream car by most sports car enthusiasts.

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