Renault-Airbus partnership to develop new generation of electric batteries




  • In Business
  • 2022-11-30 09:12:32Z
  • By Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus announced on Wednesday a partnership with French carmaker Renault to develop a new generation of electric batteries for cars and planes.

Engineering teams from both companies will join forces to mature technologies related to energy storage, one of the main roadblocks for the development of long-range electric vehicles, Airbus said in a statement.

"For the first time, two European leaders from different industries are sharing engineering knowledge to shape the future of hybrid-electric aircraft", said Gilles Le Borgne, Renault's EVP for engineering. "Aviation is an extremely demanding field in terms of both safety and energy consumption, and so is the car industry."

The collaboration will focus on energy management optimisation and battery weight improvement while also studying the full life cycle of future batteries and assessing their carbon footprint.

(Reporting by Charlotte Van Campenhout)

COMMENTS

More Related News

Nissan keeps annual profit forecasts, cuts unit sales target
Nissan keeps annual profit forecasts, cuts unit sales target

Nissan maintained its full-year profit forecasts on Thursday, saying chip shortages and other Covid disruptions would hit sales volumes but that it would...

Nissan
Nissan's 2022 contribution to Renault results highest in four years

French carmaker Renault, which is revamping its 24-year old alliance with Nissan, said on Thursday the Japanese firm contributed 174 million euros ($187...

Japan
Japan's Nissan reports better profit as chip crunch eases
  • US
  • 2023-02-09 08:59:49Z

Nissan reported a 55% jump in October-December profit Thursday, as the Japanese automaker seeks to embark on a less bumpy journey with its French alliance...

Kenya Power to convert its 2,000 vehicles to electric over 4 years
Kenya Power to convert its 2,000 vehicles to electric over 4 years
  • US
  • 2023-02-07 09:44:05Z

Kenya's sole power distributor Kenya Power aims to convert its 2,000 petrol and diesel-driven vehicles to electric over the next four years, it said on...

Honda, Kia, Volkswagen among 67,000 latest vehicles on recall: Check recent car recalls here
Honda, Kia, Volkswagen among 67,000 latest vehicles on recall: Check recent car recalls here

The NHTSA issued a "do not drive" advisory for older Honda sedans with potentially deadly Takata airbags. See what other cars are recalled.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Business