Volvo and Samsung partner on electromobility

Volvo Group and Samsung SDI have entered into a strategic alliance to develop battery packs for Volvo Group’s electric trucks.

Working with Samsung SDI, Volvo Group plans to accelerate the speed of development and strengthen its long-term capabilities and assets within electromobility, for customers in various truck segments and markets.

“Volvo Group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of commercial vehicles. With electromobility the increasing needs for transport will be done in a cleaner and quieter way, which opens up new possibilities for our customers and society as a whole,” said Martin Lundstedt, president and CEO of the Volvo Group.

“The alliance with Samsung SDI is an important next step on our journey towards offering the world’s most truly sustainable transport system with fossil-free alternatives for our commercial vehicles.”

Truck specific battery packs

The alliance includes a joint development of battery packs that are specifically developed for Volvo Group’s truck applications.

Samsung SDI intends to provide battery cells and modules to meet the demand for the Volvo Group’s electric trucks.

“Samsung SDI is truly privileged to enter into a strategic alliance with the Volvo Group. As we stand at the crosscurrents of the mobility and transportation industry, we are convinced that this alliance will provide superior offerings pertaining to energy, safety and sustainability to the commercial vehicle industry and beyond,” said Young-Hyun Jun, CEO of Samsung SDI.

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“We are confident that this alliance will secure the market leadership of the two companies in the long-term.”

Samsung tech

The intention of the partnership is that Volvo Group will utilize Samsung SDI’s battery pack technology for assembly in Volvo Group’s manufacturing operations. 

“We welcome the expertise Samsung SDI brings into the Volvo Group. With this collaboration, we are well-positioned to meet the increased market demands,” said Andrea Fuder, chief purchasing officer of the Volvo Group.

“By utilizing Samsung SDI’s strong battery technology knowledge, we have strengthened our powerful electromobility technology even further.”