According to a report by French newspaper LeFigaro, the French carmaker Renault and industrial holding group Bollore will partner in order to boost the presence on the electric car market.
Renault, which alongside group partner Nissan are among the first to bring to mass market production (rather) affordable electric cars, wants to up his game on the matter and it looks it has turned its attention to the French group Bollore.
Bollore is interested in the electric car industry, even producing its own small electric vehicle, the Bluecar – made in order to showcase the potential of the company’s lithium-ion battery technology.
The Bollore family firm is also behind Autolib, the electric car-sharing scheme that has won 100,000 clients since it was launched in Paris in late 2011.
Without revealing any sources, the paper said the partnership would apply to the use of charging stations and batteries. This means Renault, which currently buys lithium batteries from South Korea’s LG Chem, might also design a vehicle using Bollore’s lithium-metal-polymer technology.