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UL Solutions and Hyundai Mobis Sign MOU to Enhance EV Battery Safety and Performance

UL Solutions and Hyundai Mobis

UL Solutions and Hyundai Mobis North America Electrified Powertrain LLC have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to

UL Solutions and Hyundai Mobis North America Electrified Powertrain LLC have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly work on enhancing the safety and performance of electric vehicle (EV) batteries. This collaboration aims to instill confidence in the supply chain, ensuring that as global EV adoption increases, safer and higher-performing EV batteries are introduced.

With this MOU, the two companies will collaborate in North America on evaluating EV battery performance, including validating for reliability, performance, and safety parameters, and testing to confirm regulatory compliance. This work will take place primarily at the UL Solutions North America Advanced Battery Laboratory, which is expected to open in mid-2024 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. In addition, Hyundai Mobis North America Electrified Powertrain has pledged to engage with UL Solutions in standards development working groups addressing EV safety and performance.

“Safety and performance are critically important to keep pace with the progress of lithium-ion battery technology and increase consumer and stakeholder confidence in global production, use, and transport,” said Milan Dotlich, vice president and general manager of the Energy and Industrial Automation group at UL Solutions. “We are pleased that Hyundai Mobis North America Electrified Powertrain values our expertise and capabilities to support them in driving enhanced performance, reliability, and safety of their products and to identify approaches for improving EV battery outcomes that help advance EV adoption.” 

“We are eager to collaborate with UL Solutions and share our learnings with the EV battery industry to help advance the safety and performance of their innovations,” said Sungkuk Park, president of Hyundai Mobis North America Electrified Powertrain. “This will be critical to the safe and seamless adoption of battery-powered transportation.”

Hyundai Mobis currently operates EV production bases in nine locations around the world and is developing six new EV production bases in South Korea, North America, and Indonesia. The company continues to expand investments and collaborations with leading organizations focusing on electrification.

SOURCE: UL Solutions

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