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Ampere teams for Renault EV LFP supply chain

Ampere teams for Renault EV LFP supply chain

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By Nick Flaherty



Ampere has teamed up with four major battery suppliers to create a supply chain for LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) systems for Renault’s electric vehicles.

With its partner LG Energy Solution, Ampere is launching Cell-to-Pack technology (CTP) using pouch-type batteries for the first time. Using LFP can reduce the cost of batteries in its vehicles by 20% from beginning of 2026.

It is also working with Chinese supplier CATL to set up an integrated value chain on the European continent for LFP battery cells from Hungary for several models of Renault and Alpine brands until 2030.

The Cell-to-Pack technology with LG improves the range of vehicles by integrating more cells, and therefore more on-board energy, in a given space and also helps reduce battery costs, even though LFP cells have lower energy density than mainstream NMC lithium ion cells.  

AESC Envision, based in the Ampere ElectriCity hub in Douai, France, will supply NCM batteries, as will Verkor from its gigafactory based in Dunkerque, France.

LGES will supply both NCM and LFP batteries from a plant in Poland.

The batteries are assembled at Ampere ElectriCity, in the Assembly Battery Shop of Douai Manufacture.

The deals will help avoid tariffs on imported battery cells and packs.

“In a fast-changing and competitive environment, our battery strategy is proof of the efficiency of Ampere’s open and horizontal approach with best-in-class partners, ensuring smart capital allocation, flexibility and rapid execution. This plan is in line with Ampere roadmap to reduce costs by 40% before the next generation of vehicles”, said Josep Maria Recasens, Chief Operating Officer of Ampere.

“The work we’ve done with LG Energy Solution has enabled us to localize the entire value chain around LFP technology in Europe, and significantly increase its competitiveness, including with Cell-to-Pack. Innovation in batteries is ongoing, and we are working far upstream – in particular with our Innovation Battery Cell Laboratory to open in Lardy in 2025- to engage our partners early on with us, on the major transformations to come”, said Philippe Brunet, SVP Powertrain and EV engineering, Ampere

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