POSCO helps shape the future of cars to be safer and more eco-friendly.
Cars that are lighter and safer based on Giga Steel, electric steel plates, anode and cathode.
These are some of the things that we can provide for the cars of the future.
An electric vehicle is powered not by fossil fuel, but by electricity. Invented in 1873, the electric vehicle predated the gasoline-powered vehicle but has only recently been adopted on a commercial basis due to previously, among other things, having a short range and long charging time. Wider adoption of an electric vehicle requires a lighter body and a lighter and smaller battery for a longer range and a shorter charging time.
Body absorbs and distributes the crash energy from a car accident, and plays a role of securing safety of drivers and passengers by minimizing its impact. POSCO GIGA steel is applied in this concept. The PBC-EV(POSCO body concept for electric vehicle) shows an integrated solution . The model is extensively adapting POSCO GIGA steels for achieving a safer and lighter body, showing a better competitiveness compared to other competing material such as aluminum and carbon fiber reinforced plastic(CFRP), etc.
It is differentiated material that can make it possible for two values unlikely to co-exist to actually stand together. POSCO’s Giga Steel has made it possible to reduce weight while providing the same level of strength for vehicle bodies. Giga Steel is three times stronger but three times thinner than aluminum.
It has differentiated technology that can make it possible for two values unlikely to co-exist to actually stand together. POSCO’s Giga Steel is cost-effective and eco-friendly. Compared to aluminum, it is 3.5 times cheaper and costs 2.1 times less, enabling a dramatic cut in the production cost. It can also help reduce CO2 emissions by over 10 percent, contributing to a cleaner environment.