Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell gets its lithium-ion power from SK Innovations

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

The matte yellow Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell, which was unveiled at this year's Detroit Auto Show, drew heaps of attention. Aside from its eye-catching paint, the SLS AMG E-Cell's 525 horsepower and 649 pound-feet of torque, provided by four synchronous electric motors, made it stand out among the show's battery-powered crowd.

MB's SLS AMG E-Cell can reportedly sprint from 0-60 miles per hour in a scant 3.7 seconds, and now we know what's sending all that power to the motors. A lithium-ion battery pack, supplied by SK Innovations (formerly SK Energy), provides the juice, and an advanced temperature management system keeps the cells at optimal temps. The SLS AMG E-Cell is expected to hit the market, in limited quantities, sometime in 2013.

In addition, SK Innovations will supply lithium-ion batteries to Mitsubishi Fuso, a Japanese subsidiary of Daimler AG, parent company of M-B.

[Source: The Chosunilbo]

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