Bolloré to Expand Battery Production Capacity to 5,000 Packs Annually
According to the French press, Bolloré is expanding its Ergué-Gabéric battery plant in north-western France.
After adding a second production line, which will require an investment of €250 million, production capacity of lithium-metal-polymer batteries will double to approximately 5,000 packs annually.
The number of employees should gradually increase from 160 currently to 250. The factory in Ergué-Gabéric is one of two for Bolloré – with the other being in Canada.
Bolloré batteries are used in Bluecars (range of up to 150 miles) and the Bluebuses that belong to Blue Solutions business, a firm that soon will go on the stock market.
With a growing number of carsharing businesses cloned from Autolib and a new agreement with Renault, Bolloré seems to be deeply involved in EVs.