Ampere Targets 20% EV Battery Cost Cut With LFP-CTP Tech


In collaboration with its suppliers LG Energy Solution and CATL, Renault Group’s subsidiary Ampere has introduced Cell-to-Pack technology. The adoption of Lithium Iron Phosphate and Cell-to-Pack technologies is expected to allow Ampere to significantly reduce the cost of EV batteries.

Ampere, a Renault Group company and a key player in the European intelligent EV market has unveiled a comprehensive battery strategy that incorporates LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) technology alongside the existing NCM (Nickel Cobalt Manganese) batteries utilized by the Renault Group.

Originating from Renault Group, Ampere focuses on the design, development, manufacturing, and marketing of fully electric vehicles equipped with advanced software technology. To establish a competitive LFP technology value chain in Europe, Ampere collaborates closely with suppliers LG Energy Solution and CATL. These partners are set to supply LFP batteries that will power various Renault and Alpine models, fulfilling the battery requirements for this technology up to 2030.

Furthermore, Ampere leads the development of Cell-to-Pack technology with LG Energy Solution. This innovative approach, a first for pouch-type batteries, enhances vehicle range by allowing the inclusion of more cells—and thus more energy—within the same space while also aiding in reducing battery costs. By integrating LFP and Cell-to-Pack technologies, Ampere anticipates a reduction of approximately 20% in its battery costs by early 2026.

Ampere has partnered with four leading battery manufacturers to speed up its progress in the rapidly evolving market, showcasing the effectiveness of its horizontal strategy by aligning with top industry experts:

  • AESC Envision for NCM batteries at the Ampere ElectriCity hub in Douai (France).
  • CATL for LFP technology from their plant in Hungary.
  • LGES for both NCM and LFP batteries from their facility in Poland.
  • Verkor for NCM technology from its gigafactory in Dunkerque (France).

Battery assembly occurs at the Ampere ElectriCity in France, within the Battery Assembly Shop of the Douai Manufacture.

The advancements in LFP technology over recent years and the development of a European value chain have positioned it as a viable alternative to NCM. LFP, which is less energy-intensive and suited to specific applications like small and midsize cars, plays a crucial role in making electric vehicles more affordable and widespread across Europe. This technology will start being featured in vehicles from early 2026.

Josep Maria Recasens, Ampere’s Chief Operating Officer, emphasized that in a dynamic and competitive landscape, their battery strategy demonstrates the success of Ampere’s open and collaborative approach with leading partners. This strategy ensures wise capital allocation, adaptability, and rapid implementation, and is designed to align with Ampere’s goal of reducing battery costs by 40% before the introduction of the next generation of vehicles.

Philippe Brunet, Senior Vice President of Powertrain and EV Engineering at Ampere, mentioned that their partnership with LG Energy Solution has made it possible to establish the entire LFP technology value chain in Europe, greatly enhancing its competitiveness, including advancements in ‘Cell-to-Pack’ technology. He highlighted the ongoing nature of battery innovation and noted that with the planned opening of the Innovation Battery Cell Laboratory in Lardy in 2025, Ampere is proactively involving its partners in preparation for significant future advancements.


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