Expert’s Voice
“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 ...
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 ...
[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 ...
Carbon neutrality and petrochemical enterprises’ responses - The path ahead and the current status of SK Innovation (by Lee Dalsok)
2021.12.28
  “Carbon neutrality” refers to the goal of reducing actual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to zero (0) by taking countermeasures to absorb as much CO2 as is emitted. In a report published in 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) predicted that the average global warming would climb above 1.5°C from 2035 to 2052, ...
SK Innovation’s strategies and direction in the fast growing EV market
2021.12.15
  ㅣBattery business expansion strategy based on regions   While Europe and China have pushed the EV market forward, the proportion of EV sales in total automotive sales in the United States was just 10.4 % in the third quarter of 2021. However, as the Biden administration seeks to introduce relevant legislation, such as an ...
"Electrify Everything!" - The great proliferation of Electric transportation (by James Carter)
2021.12.06
  There doesn’t seem to be a day go by without Vision Mobility hearing of companies developing cutting edge technology in electric transportation. While many are focused on passenger cars, there’s a huge range of both new and established firms designing and developing battery electric vehicles (EVs) for many different use cases – where there’s ...
"The forecast rise of electric vehicles is inevitable, but battery supply is key" (by James Carter)
2021.11.02
  “You’re not going to get any traction with numbers like that around here!” It was early 2018 and I had just presented Vision Mobility’s latest future electric vehicle (EV) global sales forecast to senior management at a major OEM. The forecast of 30% of new car sales would be battery electric (BEV) by 2030, ...
"The North American pickup juggernaut is going Electric" (by James Carter)
2021.10.05
▲ A Ford’s F-150 car thdisplayed at SK Innovation’s booth at InterBattery 2021   The first time I saw a large American pickup truck, I was shocked. Shocked at just how HUGE they are. It was around 2002, a then new Toyota Tundra, that Toyota Australia had brought in for evaluation. Four inches wider than ...
The conditions for a well prepared battery business
2021.09.14
▲ CEO of SK Innovation Kim Jun revealed the company’s strategies at “SK Innovation Story Day” event held at the Conrad Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on July 1st   The budding electric vehicle (EV) market is pushing making major automakers and countries to increase investment in electrification more than ever. China, the largest car ...
Mangroves and COVID-19: Global environmental problems are part of the same story (by Jeffrey A. McNeely, former Chief Scientist of IUCN)
2021.08.13
  In late 2019 the COVID-19 virus attacked a world made vulnerable to the pandemic by globalization of trade and travel, effects of climate change, resource over-exploitation, and biodiversity loss. Mangrove ecosystems suffered from this convergence of environmental problems but also presented innovative opportunities to address them.   While the human health and economic impacts ...