LG Chem to supply battery pack for new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan
The model, which is set to be launched in late 2016, is billed as the first electrified minivan and can run up to 30 miles on electricity only.
LG Chem will supply the completed battery packs, which integrate Li-ion cells, a number of electronic components, and control software, for the new minivan.
The agreement with FCA US marks the first time LG Chem will engineer and manufacture a complete battery pack in Michigan for a volume production North American PHEV.
“Our experience with entire battery packs, including cell design and manufacturing capability, as well as our expertise in vehicle integration, makes us the ideal battery supplier for the Pacifica Hybrid,” said LGCPI CEO Denise Gray. “We believe our technical strengths, engineering and manufacturing expertise, position us as a leading battery and control system provider for electric vehicles today and in the future.”