The BMW Group has extended its partnership with Samsung on their relationship for the provision of batteries. This partnership was signed in Seoul July 15, 2014. Samsung will provide the BMW Group batteries for BMW i3, BMW i8 and future hybrid models. The important parts of this new partnership are to increase the quantities delivered in the medium term, in response to the growing demand of electric mobility vehicles.
Dr. Klaus Drager, Purchasing and supplies, “Our partnership with Samsung SDI is a good example of the success of our German-Korean cooperation in innovative technologies. The battery is a key component in all electric vehicles. We chose Samsung SDI because it offers the best available technology. ”
Sang-Jin Park, CEO of Samsung SDI: “I am very proud that Samsung SDI supports the success of the BMW i3 and i8. The decision in 2009 to choose the lithium-ion battery for Samsung SDI i BMW models was good for both companies. In addition, the BMW vehicles will be equipped with technology Samsung SDI. This partnership with BMW demonstrates confidence in the technology and the capacity of mass Samsung. “