SK on is one step ahead in preparing for the future
Present - 2017
Become a global top tier battery company
We are expanding our global production base
to meet the rise in global electric battery demand.
We have local factories in the United States, Europe, and China, which are the main electric vehicle markets, and we have been mass producing electric vehicles in Europe and China since 2020.
In 2022, we will start mass production in our US factory and we will perfect the global battery supply network.
2016 - 2013
Expanded the battery business based on innovation
Established an electric vehicle battery joint corporation with the BAIC Group and Beijing Electronics Holding to supply batteries for electric taxis in Beijing, which saw a rapid rise in electric vehicle demand since 2013, and personal and corporate full electric vehicles.
We supplied the batteries for the Soul EV, which is a pure electric vehicle model from Kia Motors that has been sold in the global market since 2014, and we secured the order for a large-scale project from Daimler Mercedes-Benz in early 2016 and received recognition for our technological competence and mass-production capabilities once again.
2012 - 2005
A new beginning and technological innovation
Started developing lithium-ion batteries for hybrid electric vehicles in 2005 and started production in 2006.
Started developing a pure electric vehicle battery Officially selected as the battery supplier for the Kia Ray, and selected as the battery supplier in 2011 for the first pure electric supercar model SLS AMG E-Cell from Mercedes-AMG, the higher-performance electric vehicle brand from Daimler, Our technological capabilities were recognized from key global automobile companies.
2004 - 1982
Started the electric vehicle battery industry in Korea
In 1982, when fossil fuel was believed to be the only option for refueling automobiles, we announced that we would be developing an energy storage battery system as a future business and established the technological support research institute in 1985.
Only chemistry-based major corporation to develop electric vehicle batteries Selected as the supervising institution for a national project and successfully developed cells for electric vehicles Plunged into research and development of lithium-ion batteries starting 1996 We have always been in the history of Korea's electric vehicle growth.