Verkor will build the lithium-ion batteries at its gigafactory in Dunkirk, which will be operational in 2025. Renault will use the batteries in the upper segment vehicles from 2025, starting with the future Alpine 100% electric C-Crossover GT. It will be manufactured in Dieppe, France.
France’s Renault took a stake in Verkor in 2021 and together they have approved the technical quality of the product, its economic competitiveness, and its industrialisation process, from the Verkor Innovation Centre in Grenoble.
Verkor said its gigafactory production capacity should reach 50 GWh by 2030.
Benoit Lemaignan, co-founder and chair of the management board of Verkor, said: “The trust that Renault Group has shown in us since the beginning is now materialised in this long-term commercial partnership. This is further evidence of the attractiveness and credibility of our project as we raise the necessary funds to build our gigafactory in Dunkirk.”