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These companies all have partnerships with SK On for the use or development of EV batteries.

Jake Hertz

April 3, 2024

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SK On, a subsidiary of SK Innovation, has positioned itself as a leader in the electric vehicle (EV) battery market through a combination of technological advancements and strategic market moves. Last month the company inked a new agreement with Ferrari—one of the many EV makers working with SK On.

Specializing in high-energy-density lithium-ion batteries, SK On has developed cutting-edge battery technology, including high-nickel NCM (nickel-cobalt-manganese) and NCA (nickel-cobalt-aluminum) batteries. As part of this effort, the company became the first global battery manufacturer to win an Edison Award, thanks to its NCM9 battery. The NCM9 battery is the world’s first commercialized NCM battery with a nickel content close to 90%. With a higher nickel content than the competition, the NCM9 battery has greater energy efficiency and power output.

In support of their leading technologies, SK On has established a large global manufacturing footprint. This includes strategic battery manufacturing locations in key markets such as the United States, Hungary, and China, enabling it to serve global automotive manufacturers efficiently and effectively. As of 2023, SK On commanded the fifth spot in the global EV battery market, with a market share of 5.4%. Notably, this 5.4% figure does mark a slight decrease from 2022, where the company commanded 5.7% of the global EV battery market.

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With such impressive technology and a wide global footprint, it's no wonder why so many of the world’s most notable EV brands have partnerships with SK On. In this piece, we’ll take a look at some of SK On’s EV customers. Read on to learn about eight of SK On’s EV customers.

About the Author(s)

Jake Hertz

Jake Hertz is an Electrical Engineer, Technical Writer, and Public Relations Specialist. After he received his M.S. and B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Rochester, he spent three years working as an Electrical Engineer at MakerBot Industries. 

As a writer, Jake is well known for his frequent contributions to various engineering websites, where he has garnered readership in the tens of thousands. Through his business, NanoHertz Solutions, Jake works with cutting-edge companies in the hardware and semiconductor space to build industry buzz and awareness through Public Relations and Technical Writing services.

As an engineer, Jake now works with numerous startups to help develop their hardware products. He is also a Co-Founder of Origin Labs, a NYC-based design firm for tech startups in the hardware space.

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