Renault Group Partners with Airbus to Make Better BatteriesJanuary 4, 2023
Airbus and Renault Group have signed a research and development agreement aimed at accelerating both companies’ electrification roadmaps. As part of the partnership, the companies’ engineering teams will join forces to mature technologies related to energy storage and aid in the development of long-range electric vehicles. On the table: energy-management optimization and battery-weight improvement and developing pathways to move from current cell chemistries (advanced lithium-ion) to all solid-state designs, which could double the energy density of batteries in the 2030 timeframe, say Renault Group officials.
The joint work also will study the full lifecycle of future batteries, from production to recyclability, assessing their carbon footprint across their entire lifecycle.