Renault Inks Battery Deal With LG Chem

MAY 23 2014 BY MARK KANE 12

Renaulot ZOE cutaway

Renault ZOE cutaway

Renault Samsung Motors announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Renault and LG Chem to jointly develop next generation lithium-ion battery for electric cars.

The main goal is to increase energy density and enable Renault’s EVs to have longer range.

Sadly, there are not details on timeframe, range or parameters of the new battery tech.

Thierry Bollore, Chief Competitive Officer of Renault Group, stated:

“We will get one step closer to realizing our electric vehicle business objectives through the joint battery development project with LG Chem. Through Renault Samsung, we will keep making important contributions to the Korean automobile industry.”

LG Chem already is a supplier of lithium-ion batteries for Renault ZOE and Twizy.

Categories: Battery Tech, Renault


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Always wise to hedge your bet.


Interesting, sorry… An edit feature would rock. 🙁

I don’t think this is the same company as Renault-Nissan as we normally think of them. It is more of a Samsung Motors that has been owned by Renault since 2000. Seems to be a Korean only manufacturer that has all but died and trying to revive itself with electric vehicles.

What happens in France to Renault is echoed in Japan to Nissan by their common CEO.

This is not only a samsung/ Lg deal, I’m pretty sure this is all about next gen zoe. In 2016 the french supermini’s range will grow about 50% (300 km NEDC) approximatively 150+ miles in real life.

Where do you get that information?

The good thing is, ne new battery will fit in old ZOEs. The integrated AC charger with up to 43kw is already ready für even larger capacitys. And the best: included in the monthly battery rental rate ist the possibility to “upgrade”. I love the battery rental.

It’s good that at least someone likes the battery rental. 😛

He’s not alone. I like the idea of owning my whole car a lot, but I also like the battery rental scheme. But it should be optional.

Battery rentals are not a good idea; if you rent the battery, you are in effect renting the whole car. If you don’t think so, don’t pay the rental bill and see what happens.