Road transportation accounts for about a third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. However, the world’s growing electric vehicle fleet could significantly reduce those emissions. So much so that according to some estimates, mass adoption of EVs and plug-in hybrids could prevent the release of 60 billion tons of CO2 emissions.
The emission-cutting potential of EVs is motivating SK investments in EV batteries, advanced chargers, and other innovations supporting the transition to all-electric road transportation. These critical investments will also play a part in helping SK meet its own goal of reducing carbon emissions by 200 million tons in 2030.
At SK, this commitment to fight the impact of climate change happens every day in places like Commerce, Georgia, where SK On operates two EV battery manufacturing facilities. Or in Kentucky and Tennessee, where SK On’s joint venture with Ford is developing EV battery plants to supply Ford’s future electric vehicle lineup, including the Ford F-150.
As well as batteries, SK companies are also developing solutions that enhance the overall EV experience. In Plano, Texas, SK Signet manufactures 400 kW chargers able to recharge an EV battery to up to the 80% level in just 15 minutes – 3 minutes faster than existing chargers. In Michigan, the silicon carbide (SiC) wafers manufactured by SK Siltron CSS help expand the range of EVs by up to 10%.
From EV batteries to advanced charging stations, watch how SK companies transform how we get around for the better.