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13 April 2023

Renault Group and Verkor: a long-term commercial partnership for high-performance, low-carbon batteries

        Renault Group and Verkor have entered a long-term partnership to supply 12 GWh per year of batteries for electric vehicles. These high-performance, low-carbon batteries will be produced in the future Verkor Gigafactory in Dunkirk, France. Verkor batteries will be used in the upper segment vehicles of the Renault Group brands, starting from 2025 with the future Alpine 100% electric C-Crossover GT which will be manufactured in Dieppe, France. Boulogne-Billancourt and Grenoble (France) – 13 April 2023 – Renault Group and Verkor, the European pioneer in low-carbon batteries, have entered a long-term commercial partnership for the supply…

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17 March 2023

What does the energy crisis mean for the EV battery market?

©Bna55   Never have we experienced an energy crisis of this magnitude. Post-pandemic economic recovery, compounded by the war in Ukraine, has led to energy supply tension around the world. Verkor’s ambition has always been to accelerate the manufacture of low-carbon batteries in Europe as demand for electric vehicles grows. So, what are the stakes for the EV battery market, and what threats does the current crisis pose? Benoit Lemaignan, co-founder and CEO of Verkor, and Margaux Delaune, energy sourcing buyer, give their take on the energy crisis. Margaux, how do you interpret the current energy market? MD: Today's crisis…

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20 February 2023

Verkor named one of the Next 40

      One year after integrating the French Tech 120, Verkor joins the circle of the 40 most promising French companies in 2023. This new edition is even more selective than in previous years. A year after joining FT 120, Verkor becomes part of the Next 40 programme. The French Tech Next 40 brings together the 40 most successful start-ups in the ecosystem to reward their status as spearheads of the French economy. This selection brings together the 26 French unicorns not yet listed on the stock exchange or companies that have raised at least 100 million euros between…

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Batteries. Now. For the future.

Verkor was founded in 2020 with the sole ambition of fast-tracking low‑carbon battery production in France, to serve the European market. With a team of international experts in the battery sector, Verkor strives for manufacturing excellence by optimising proven technology.

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Benoit Lemaignan

“Verkor is a unique human and industrial endeavour at the heart of a current and future challenge: reshoring the value chains of tomorrow’s industry.”

Benoit Lemaignan, Co‑Founder & Chief Executive Officer


“I’m keen to put my expertise and industrial background in batteries to work for the energy transition in Europe, and especially in France.”

Christophe Mille, Co‑Founder & Chief Technology Officer


“Verkor is the confluence of everything that has kept me working in the industry and striving to innovate for the past 25 years: an entrepreneurial initiative and a major industrial priority to keep France competitive and drive the ecological transition.”

Sylvain Paineau, Co‑Founder and Chief Strategy & Partnerships Officer

Philippe Chain-Verkor

“For me, Verkor’s creation is the logical outcome of a commitment to decarbonising mobility.”

Philippe Chain, Co‑Founder & Chief Customer Officer


“I’ve been obsessed with stationary energy storage for more than 20 years and, for me, Verkor is my chance to have a real impact. This is a key issue for renewable energy and the energy transition.”

Gilles Moreau, Co‑Founder & Chief Innovation Officer


“Verkor is a terrific adventure: creating a French industrial champion that’s deeply committed to the 21st century’s societal challenges of digitalisation, sustainability and humanity.”

Olivier Dufour, Co‑Founder & Stakeholder Engagement

Our ambition. Now. For the future.

01. Strategy and Innovation

Building on the major innovations digital has brought about, to develop Industry 5.0, which can produce the low-carbon batteries of the future, combining performance with respect for the environment.


Our ambition. Now. For the future.

02. Innovation Centre

The company’s showcase is the Verkor Innovation Centre — a prominent centre of excellence dedicated to digital manufacturing and production. It will host the first pilot lines of Verkor cells and modules, as well as a training centre aimed at strengthening skills in the battery sector in France.


Our ambition. Now. For the future.

03. Gigafactory

Drawing on the technological innovations by the Verkor Innovation Centre, the first Gigafactory will help the company make the leap to an industrial-scale operation. Large-scale manufacturing will meet European demand for electric transport and stationary storage.





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What about tomorrow?

Promoting greener electric mobility

Designing and manufacturing greener batteries. Contributing to the roll-out of renewable energy. Our ambitious vision of electric mobility — one that is more respectful of the planet — is based on local manufacturing and an open innovation model.

This model was designed in response to major environmental challenges to build a low-carbon, circular and inclusive economy.



+ 1200

years of combined battery experience


cars powered per year (for a 16 GWh plant)

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French and European institutions are supporting our growth