The Austrian e-mobility specialist Kreisel Electrical introduced a cooperation for battery growth with the Vietnamese car producer VinFast. The companions will collectively develop a battery pack, which VinFast will launch in its electrical automobiles and electrical buses in 2020.
Kreisel didn’t point out what sort of batteries will probably be. Solely this a lot: Standards akin to prime quality, low weight, excessive security and repair lifetime of the battery had been important for Kreisel’s resolution.
“We consider that Kreisel Electrical gives trend-setting options for VinFast’s electrical automobiles and can contribute in convincing shoppers with high quality and security,” mentioned Le Thi Thu Thuy, Vice President of Vingroup and President of VinFast.
VinFast remains to be a really younger firm. In 2018, the event service supplier EDAG was commissioned to develop two conventionally powered fashions and a battery electrical mannequin. Nonetheless, VinFast additionally based a joint venture with LG Chem this spring. Each corporations had already signed a letter of intent in September 2018 to cooperate on electrical car batteries.
It’s subsequently probably that VinFast and Kreisel will develop the battery packs from the battery cells of the LG Chem three way partnership. Nonetheless, this isn’t precisely confirmed within the announcement.