Samsung SDI, Bosch won a contract to supply lithium-ion batteries for Chrysler

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 8, 2010

According to the latest reports from Automotive News, it appears that a joint venture of South Korea's Samsung SDI and Robert Bosch just won the contract to supply lithium-ion batteries for Chrysler's upcoming electric vehicle, the new Fiat 500 EV.

Furthermore, Samsung announced that the Fiat 500 EV, the electric version of the Fiat 500 will also be introduced on the U.S. market in 2012. Samsung did not provide further details on the contract terms or value.

"The alliance with Fiat presented new opportunities to merge Chrysler Group engineering knowledge with new platforms and the Fiat 500EV is an outstanding example of our efforts," said Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President Engineering-Chrysler Group LLC. "The Fiat 500 is a small, lightweight platform perfect for integrating electric-vehicle technology."

Still, if you don’t want to wait until 2012, you can choose the 2011 Fiat 500 Sport, a gasoline powered version of the popular Fiat 500 minicar developed especially for the North American market.

The car comes with a new sport-tuned suspension, new 16-inch aluminum wheels with Mineral Gray painted pockets as well as a styled front and rear fascias with a larger grille and flared aerodynamic treatment Under the hood we find a 1.4-liter engine fitted with MultiAir technology and capable to deliver 135 hp. [via autonews - sub. required]

Topics: samsung, bosch, chrysler

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

The highlight of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show may be based on some of these keywords---connectivity, integration and partnership. Just like in the previous year, you’ve probably heard and read...
by - January 16, 2017
Less than three weeks to go and the Super Bowl LI – one of the most awaited and most watched sports events in television – will commence on February 5,...
by - January 16, 2017
New Tesla vehicles will have to pay when charging at any of the carmaker’s Supercharger stations once they exceed their annual limits. This comes as Tesla Motors announced revisions in...
by - January 16, 2017
Off-road driving with an open air vehicle provides another kind of experience for many off-road enthusiasts and fans. For this sake, Ford is planning to offer a version of the...
by - January 16, 2017
For those who love driving, future autonomous cars should be like the Toyota Concept-i that is drawing in a multitude of visitors at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las...
by - January 15, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries