Volvo and Samsung have joined forces to develop battery packs for electric trucks.
The strategic alliance aims to accelerate the pace of development and strengthen Volvo Group’s long-term electromobility offerings in different truck segments and markets.
Martin Lundstedt, president and CEO of the Volvo Group, said, “The 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.
“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.”
Young-Hyun Jun, CEO of Samsung SDI, added, “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.
“We are confident that this alliance will secure the market leadership of the two companies in the long-term.”