Renault Plans To Push Cobalt-free Solid-state Batteries In 2025

- Nov 23, 2019-

Recently, Renault's senior vice president Gilles Normand publicly stated that by 2025, Renault's electric vehicles may use solid-state batteries with zero cobalt content.

According to foreign media reports, a new generation of solid-state battery products will be supported by battery company IonicMaterials.

As early as the beginning of 2018, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance set up a $1 billion venture capital fund, the first investment in IonicMaterials' cobalt-free solid-state battery research and development.

In March 2018, Toyota and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance respectively said that it is planned to introduce electric vehicles equipped with solid-state batteries between 2022 and 2025.

According to Ionic's official website, the company will manufacture solid-state batteries at the Romulus battery plant in Michigan, USA, and plans to conduct OEM testing by the end of this year.

At present, mainstream automakers and battery companies, including Renault, are vying to deploy solid-state batteries. For example, Volkswagen announced that it will produce solid-state batteries by 2025; new domestic automakers such as Skyline Auto, Weilai Auto and Ai Chi Auto will continue to Solid-state battery companies have reached a cooperation to complete solid-state battery loading as soon as possible.