News JVTech Electric cars with enormous autonomy: Airbus and Renault will revolutionize the market
Published on 02/12/2022 at 06:40
Nobody expected it and yet, Renault did it! The French car manufacturer has just announced a partnership with Airbus, to bring the French electric car into a new dimension.
The 100% French electric car has a bright future ahead of it
When we talk about electric cars made in France, the two names that come directly to mind are Peugeot and Renault. Thanks to their vehicle, which regularly monopolizes the first places in the ranking of electric cars that sell best in France (e-208, Renault Zoé, Megane E-Tech), the two brands do not hesitate to redouble their innovations to stay on top!
And the least we can say is that the firm headed by Luca de Meo is particularly active. Recently, we talked to you a lot about Renault, whether with
the end of rare earths announced on their next cars, the creation of the Ampère sub-entity or the partnership with IONITY to facilitate recharging on motorways. Well, obviously, the diamond does not intend to stop there, since the group announced yesterday its partnership with the number 1 in aeronautics: Airbus.
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The objective of this association : “strengthen cross-functionalities and synergies to meet the electrification needs of both companies, by improving their respective product ranges. »
Airbus/Renault: the 100% French alliance that will revolutionize electric car batteries
In the introduction to the press release published by Renault Group, mention is made of “new generation batteries”. And it doesn’t stop there, as Airbus Engineering Director Sabine Klauke says: “This cross-industry partnership with Renault Group will help us bring out the next generation of batteries as part of Airbus’ roadmap in matter of electrification. » But then, what are these famous batteries?
In fact, these new generation batteries would actually be solid batteries, which are simply far superior to traditional lithium-ion batteries that we find in our current electric cars. With better energy density, less weight, the latter would make it possible to increase the autonomy of these vehicles by approximately 30 to 40%. It should also be noted that this partnership will allow Airbus to “mature the technologies associated with future hybrid-electric aircraft. Electricity would be particularly useful during the take-off phases, which require a large amount of energy.
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If these solid batteries represent a real option for the future of the electric car and that of hybrid-electric aviation, we should not, however, not see real results before 2030, or even 2035. While waiting for this date, Airbus and Renault Group engineering teams will work hand in hand to develop current technologiesand who knows, maybe one day announce the creation of a 100% electric plane and/or an electric car with a range that defies our current standards.