Amperes Revolutionary Battery Strategy

Ampere’s Revolutionary Battery Strategy: Lower Costs and Enhanced Electric Mobility

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Ampere’s Strategic Vision for Transforming Electric Mobility in Record TimeA Strategic Plan Driving Major Transformations: Proof of Ampere’s Commitment to Reducing Vehicle Costs and Democratizing Electric Mobility in Europe Ampere is at the forefront of innovation with its strategic integration of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) technology alongside Nickel Cobalt Manganese (NCM) batteries, aiming to establish…

Amperes Revolutionary Battery Strategy

Ampere’s Strategic Vision for Transforming Electric Mobility in Record Time
A Strategic Plan Driving Major Transformations: Proof of Ampere’s Commitment to Reducing Vehicle Costs and Democratizing Electric Mobility in Europe

Ampere is at the forefront of innovation with its strategic integration of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) technology alongside Nickel Cobalt Manganese (NCM) batteries, aiming to establish a robust European value chain for enhanced efficiency and competitive pricing.

In partnership with LG Energy Solution, Ampere is pioneering Cell-to-Pack (CTP) technology, a global first for pouch-type batteries. This cutting-edge technology increases vehicle range by incorporating more cells, thus maximizing onboard energy within a given space and reducing battery costs.

With these advancements, Ampere aims to reduce battery costs by approximately 20% starting in 2026. This aligns with Ampere’s roadmap to reduce costs and improve margins, underscoring its capability to spearhead significant transformations swiftly.

On July 1, 2024, in Boulogne-Billancourt, Ampere, a leading European electric vehicle (EV) innovator, announced an ambitious battery plan integrating LFP technology with the current NCM batteries used by Renault Group. This strategic decision addresses market volatility and technological changes effectively.

Ampere collaborates closely with suppliers LG Energy Solution and CATL to establish an integrated European value chain, ensuring the highest competitiveness of LFP technology for its European-manufactured vehicles. These partnerships will supply LFP batteries for various Renault and Alpine models, meeting battery needs until 2030.

Leading the development of Cell-to-Pack technology with LG Energy Solution, Ampere introduces a groundbreaking innovation for pouch-type batteries, enhancing vehicle range and reducing costs. The integration of LFP and Cell-to-Pack technologies will enable Ampere to reduce battery costs by around 20% from early 2026.

Ampere’s acceleration in a rapidly evolving environment is demonstrated through its collaboration with four leading battery partners, showcasing the effectiveness of its horizontal approach:

AESC Envision at Ampere ElectriCity hub, Douai, France, for NCM batteries.
CATL for LFP technology from their Hungary plant.
LG Energy Solution for both NCM and LFP batteries from their Poland plant.
Verkor for NCM technology from its gigafactory in Dunkerque, France.
Batteries are assembled at Ampere ElectriCity, France, in the Assembly Battery Shop of Douai Manufacture. Recent advancements in LFP technology and the development of a European value chain position LFP as a viable alternative to NCM, particularly for small and midsize cars. LFP technology, being less energy-intensive and more cost-effective, plays a crucial role in making electric vehicles more affordable and widespread in Europe.

The rollout of this technology is set to be swift, with the first models equipped with LFP technology expected by early 2026.

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

“The collaboration with LG Energy Solution has localized the entire LFP value chain in Europe, significantly boosting its competitiveness, especially with ‘Cell-to-Pack’. Battery innovation continues, and we are engaging our partners early on major future transformations, particularly through our Innovation Battery Cell Laboratory opening in Lardy in 2025,” added Philippe Brunet, SVP Powertrain and EV engineering, Ampere.


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