China : Leading Green Revolution
China has made outstanding strides in the last three decades, becoming the largest automotive market in the world. However, the country’s rapid pace of urbanization and economic development has placed enormous strains on energy resources and the environment. To address these issues without compromising its economic growth objectives and the living standards of its people, China is intending to roll out more stringent fuel efficiency standards for new passenger cars and introduce New Energy Vehicles (NEV) at an accelerated pace. A New Energy Vehicle (NEV) is defined as a vehicle which uses alternative fuel technologies and electrification technologies, thus emitting no or significantly less chemical and particulate pollutant than traditional gasoline or diesel engines. It refers to vehicles using unconventional vehicle fuels as a power source, or vehicles using conventional fuels with new automotive propulsion systems. The Chinese government targets ownership of five million NEVs by 2020.
density cells made in China
Samsung SDI firmly believes that creating a greener and more energy efficient vehicles are a key component in helping China achieve a sustainable energy future. As an eco-friendly and clean energy solution specialist, we are committed to supporting the Chinese automotive industry to reduce dependency of oil-based fuels and air pollution with advanced automotive batteries manufactured in China. Teaming up with two Chinese companies, Anqing Ring New Group and Xi'an High-Technology Group, Samsung SDI built an automotive battery production factory in the Xi'an high-technology zone in the Shannxi Province. We are the first global automotive battery company to start mass production in China. The construction of the factory started in 2014, and it is set to become operational in September 2015, serving Chinese automakers. China will play an increasingly important role in the automotive world and especially in the development of NEV technology. With cutting-edge, advanced battery technologies, Samsung SDI will forge its foothold in the world's biggest new energy vehicle market and pursue ways to contribute to China’s leading position in this emerging sector.