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19 April 2022

Using electric vehicles for energy storage

Electric vehicles (EV) are now a reality in the European automotive market with a share expected to reach 50% by 2030. The storage capacity of their batteries, the EV's core component, will play an important role in stabilising the electrical grid. Batteries are also at the heart of what is known as vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.  We take a deep dive into this fascinating technology, including its opportunities and challenges.    Photo credit: DREEV The big picture: a grid under pressure  All day, every day, the electrical grid must be kept in balance, and at the right frequency. This means matching…

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29 March 2022

Verkor signs strategic partnership with Plastic Omnium

With the arrival of Plastic Omnium, Verkor has a new strategic partner to develop its product range and expand its presence on the low-carbon mobility and stationary storage markets. The partnership will focus on the development, manufacture and commercialisation of battery modules and parts using Verkor cells The partnership is focused on private and commercial mobility solutions and stationary storage solutions Plastic Omnium announces investment of €20million in Verkor Plastic Omnium becomes a new strategic industrial partner for Verkor. The two companies will work together on the development, manufacture and commercialisation of battery modules and parts using Verkor’s cells. Starting in…

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17 March 2022

EU Battery Regulation: the top 4 European battery players take a common position on an ambitious framework for low-carbon batteries

By EIT InnoEnergy, Northvolt, ACC and Verkor   We take note of the progress on battery regulation in both the EU Parliament last week and the Council of the EU today. We call for speedy adoption of the final regulation and delegated acts.   The two institutions have demonstrated a real ambition to foster low carbon batteries manufacturing in Europe. Even though, in accordance with the last report by Institut Montaigne on the automotive industry, we would have welcomed an even more ambitious target regarding the application date of the maximum product footprint threshold for EV batteries, before January 2027.   Massive transition to electric vehicles…

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Batteries. Now. For the future.

Mobility I Industry

Major Partners

Major Partners

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demeter
drawv

Our DNA

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.

Find out more The Verkor team
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

Christophe-Mille-Verkor

“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

Sylvain

“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

Gilles-Moreau-Verkor

“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

Olivier-Dufour-Verkor

“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 4.0, which can produce the low-carbon batteries of the future, combining performance with respect for the environment.

Expertise

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.

Ambition

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.

80

employees

+ 400

years of combined battery experience

300,000

cars powered per year (for a 16 GWh plant)

Our Supporters

French and European institutions are supporting our growth

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