The Start of Korea’s Battery History

Beginning in 1992, lithium-ion battery research ushered in the start of Korea’s battery history.


1947
LG Chem Founded (start of LG Group)
1992
Began Lithium-Ion Battery Research
1996
Began Lithium-Ion Battery Development
1999
Mass-Produced Cylindrical Lithium-Ion Batteries
2000
Founded United States R&D Office
2004
Completed Construction of Nanjing Plant in China
2009
Supplied the World’s First Mass-Produced EV Batteries
(GM Volt)
2012
Completed Construction of EV Battery Plant in the U.S
2013
Developed the World’s First Future Batteries
(Stepped, Curved, Wire Battery)
2017
Completed Construction of EV Battery Plant in Poland
2018
Developed the World’s First Free-Form Battery
2020
LG Energy Solution Established