SK On makes presence at CES for three consecutive years, boasting EV battery technologies
2024.01.09 | SKinno News

SK On is making its presence at CES for three consecutive years, boasting its electric vehicle (EV) battery technologies at CES 2024 from January 9-12 in Las Vegas. 

This year at CES, SK is exhibiting an interactive amusement park called “SK Wonderland” with its member companies. SK On is boasting its advanced battery technologies through one of the attractions called ‘Dancing Car’ at the booth.

The Dancing Car, attached to robot arms, will demonstrate the transformation of an automobile to a high-performance EV in a five-minute video. Designed with an eye-catching display and elements, the Dancing Car will help visitors to better understand how EV batteries are placed at the bottom of the cars.

Visitors will have the opportunity to explore SK On’s world-class technologies, including Z-folding, S-Pack, and high-speed charging technology, as well as its flagship product, the high-performance high-nickel battery NCM9+. The NCM9+ battery is SK On’s one of the major products that continues to set global records, winning the Innovation Awards at CES 2022 and 2023.

The NCM9+ battery incorporates SK On’s Z-folding technique, which ensures enhanced safety. Z-folding evenly stacks the anodes and cathodes between separators in a zigzag manner. This helps improve the safety of high-nickel batteries. SK On boasts fast and precise manufacturing capabilities with its third-generation Z-folding technique, which has improved productivity by 2.3 times than the first generation.

EVs, in general, feature batteries in the form of a pack, a combination of battery modules composed of cells. The Dancing Car at the booth features SK On’s S-Pack, which uses the Cell-to-Pack (CTP) technology that minimizes the number of modules needed. The company’s ultimate goal is to eliminate modules and connect cells directly to the pack. By installing more cells instead of modules, the battery pack’s driving range will increase while cutting down manufacturing costs. The S-PACK is known for its high safety, preventing the spread of heat in the entire battery pack in case of a fire.

The Dancing Car also demonstrates SK On’s high-speed charging technology, getting rapidly recharged up to 80% in just 18 minutes with its special coating technology.

According to SNE Research, the usage of SK On EV batteries in the global market ranked fifth last year in the January-October period. With continuous growth and innovation, SK On secured the No.1 position in Fortune’s “Change the World” list last year. Also, the company won the Best of Innovation in the “Embedded Technologies” and Honoree in the “Vehicle Tech & Advanced Mobility” categories at the CES 2023 Innovation Awards.


[Photo] An aerial view of the “Dancing Car” in SK’s booth at CES 2024

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