INSIGHT
[Column] "It's time to be Together in Action" – SK shows how to reach Net Zero at CES 2023
2023.01.20
▲ Kim Moo-hwan, President of Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)   When I arrived in the United States to attend CES 2023, it was raining in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Such weather was rare in the winter, but more surprising was the Californian storm that had lasted three weeks from the end ...
“No place to charge means no EV purchased” - Charging infrastructure is the key to mainstream EV buyers (by James Carter)
2022.11.09
  “It’s the ‘IT IS’ problem that we need to solve for EVs, not so much the vehicles,” a senior automotive executive friend told me. IT IS stands for “It’s The Infrastructure, Stupid”, a wordplay on Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign slogan of “It’s the Economy, Stupid.”   And he’s not wrong.   We need ...
[Card News] Ever heard of the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies?
2022.09.06
  Did you know that September 7th is the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies?   2022 marks the third year of this Day, and this year it is under the theme of ‘The Air We Share’.   Let’s check the card news below to learn more about the background of this special ...
How Solid State batteries will impact the future of automotive
2022.07.26
The decade of the battery is just getting started   For a while, we here at Vision Mobility have been calling the 2020’s the decade of the battery. It’s taking over cars, electricity grids, home electricity storage, industrial vehicles and many other areas that weren’t considered practical just 10 years ago.   There’s also a ...
Professor Kannan Ramaswamy: “SK Innovation’s Green Transformation strategy has a very high potential for eventual success”
2022.07.01
  The challenge of global climate change has captured the world’s attention and has risen to become one of the most important sources of concern among CEOs of the largest global corporations. While some have pledged to rethink their own emissions and use of new technologies to reduce their carbon footprint and impact, others have ...
Samsung Securities expects SK Innovation to record earning surprise in Q1 2022
2022.04.18
  In the earnings report for April 18, Samsung Securities analyst Cho Hyun-ryul expects, “SK Innovation’s Q1 2022 operating profit is going to reach KRW 1,301.8 billion, probably exceeding recently raised consensus by 28%. This earnings surprise derives from the sharp rise in oil prices and bolstered refining margin caused by Russia-Ukraine War.” He suggested ...
[Opinion] The competition in electric vehicle market is getting harder to predict (by Lee Ho-geun, Professor of Automotive Engineering at Daeduk University)
2022.04.13
▲ Ferrari’s first PHEV SF90 Spider model (left) and Genesis GV60 model (right) loaded with SK On’s battery were displayed in SK On’s booth at InterBattery 2022 held from March 17 to 22 in Seoul, Korea.   Last year, numerous media outlets plastered their headlines with IT giant company Apple making autonomous vehicles. And that ...
Why seamless fast charging is essential for Electric Vehicles (by James Carter)
2022.04.05
If you own an electric vehicle (EV), you would know that there are essentially 3 questions that make up 90% of the questions are asked about EVs:   1) How much does it cost? 2) What is the driving range? 3) How long does it take to charge?   This isn’t just my experience or ...
"It's not waste, but valuable resource!" – How to reuse and recycle EV batteries
2022.02.11
  While the world is making efforts to reduce carbon emissions, the complete vehicle industry is making the switch from an internal combustion engine business model to electric vehicles (EV). As EVs have become well-known as an eco-friendly means of transportation, the global sales for these vehicles are rapidly increasing. However, this increase in EV sales also means ...
Global EV sales to continue upward trend in 2022, and SK Innovation’s tactics to serve the market
2022.02.07
  “In 2021, almost 6.5 million new passenger plug-in electric cars were registered globally, which is about 108% more than the 3.1 million in 2020.” These are the numbers mentioned in the latest report released on Feb 2 by InsideEVs, quoting EV-Volumes data. It is undeniable that the world is taking big shift into electric vehicles ...
Securities industry says “SK Innovation is gaining the momentum for revaluation of its battery business”
2022.02.03
  Hwang Gyu-won, a researcher at Yuanta Securities, said in a report on February 3, “SK Innovation’s battery business is expected to undergo revaluation due to three fundamental improvements,” and suggested a target stock price of KRW 410,000 won for SK Innovation.   In the report, researcher Hwang explained three reasons for the turn-up of ...
Securities industry expects SK Innovation to improve oil refining business and swing to profit in battery business
2022.01.24
  Securities firms in and outside Korea are sending positive signals to SK Innovation’s oil refining business and battery business.   Lee Jin-myung, senior researcher at Shinhan Financial Investment, said in a report dated January 19th that “2022 will be a good year for both SK Innovation’s traditional and new growth businesses,” and proposed a ...