Ampere, the Renault Group’s EV subsidiary, will integrate LFP technology into the NCM batteries currently being used in Renault Group vehicles. The initiative, which is already receiving support from LG Energy Solution (LGES) and CATL, is a response to present market volatility and a change in technologies.

With LG Energy Solution and CATL, Ampere will look to set up an integrated value chain across Europe to maximize the competitiveness of LFP technology for its vehicles manufactured in the region. Together, these partners will provide Ampere with LFP batteries set to feature across several Renault and Alpine-brand models, covering battery needs for this technology until 2030.

Together, Ampere will work closely with LG Energy Solution to develop new Cell-to-Pack technologies for pouch-type batteries. This pairing works to improve EV range by integrating more cells, providing more on-board energy as a result, while also reducing battery costs. Through the integration of LFP and Cell-to-Pack technologies, Ampere is ultimately aiming to reduce the cost of batteries it will equip in its EVs by around 20%, from the beginning of 2026. The first models equipped with LFP are then expected to roll out in early 2026.

In addition to partnering with LGES for NCM and LFP, from its plant in Poland, and CATL for LFP, from its Hungary plant, Ampere announced two further collaborations to aid its new initiative. Here, the Renault subsidiary will also work with AESC Envision (located within the Ampere ElectriCity hub in Douai, France) for NCM batteries, and Verkor for NCM technology from its gigafactory in Dunkerque, France. The batteries at the core of the partnership will, themselves, be assembled at Ampere ElectriCity (France), in the Assembly Battery Shop of Douai Manufacture.