Hyundai Motor and Seoul National University to Develop Next-Generation Battery Technology

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Chung Eui-sun (right), head of South Korean group Hyundai Motor, and Oh Se-jung, director of Seoul National University (SNU), talk at an agreement signing ceremony on establishing a joint battery study center at the Seoul school on November 3, 2021, in this photo provided by the automaker.

SEOUL, November 4 (Korea Bizwire)South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Group is teaming up with Seoul National University, one of the country’s higher education institutions, to develop next-generation battery technology for use in future electric vehicles (EVs). ).

On Wednesday, the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding for the creation of a joint study center on batteries and the promotion of joint research programs in the medium and long term.

The joint research will focus on next-generation battery technology that can significantly extend the driving distance of electric vehicles and reduce charging hours.

In more detail, their joint research will be conducted in four areas: BMS (Battery Management Systems), SSB (Solid-state Batteries), LMB (Lithium-metal Batteries) and battery processing technology.

Hyundai plans to invest more than 30 billion won ($ 25.4 million) over the next 10 years in the company.

In particular, it will establish an exclusive research space and install state-of-the-art experimentation equipment at Seoul National University by the end of next year.

Professor Choi Jang-wook, a world-renowned academic in battery technology, has been appointed to lead the center.

No less than 15 professors from various national universities, including Seoul National University, and more than 100 professionals with doctorates or masters will participate in the research.

Kevin Lee ([email protected])


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