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14 December 2021

Everything you need to know about Lithium-Ion Batteries

Historically, electric vehicles were equipped with lead-acid batteries.1 In the 1990s, nickel-cadmium (NiCd) batteries dominated the market, but these were phased out due to the toxicity of cadmium, giving way to nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) batteries in the 2000s. Today the lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery is the leading technology for electric mobility and consumer electronics.   The world of electric batteries is complex, but it also holds the key to tomorrow’s mobility solutions.   Verkor invites you on this deep dive to explain everything you need to know about the extremely important lithium-ion battery.   What is a lithium-ion battery?   Why lithium-ion? Lithium is a metal made up of electrons and protons. What makes this metal unique is its easy release of electrons…

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8 November 2021

Training: a key element of e-mobility

Electric batteries constitute the core technology for decarbonising transport and powering the growth of the electric vehicle market. The European Commission estimates that over the next four years battery industries in the European Union could employ up to 800,000 people, with 150,000 of those in France.  Skills availability and access is vital if businesses in the industry are to be competitive. So how do we meet the growing need for skills and a qualified workforce for the sector?   Gilles Moreau, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Verkor, tells us more about the training challenges facing the sector, and the solutions to overcome them.  What is the current situation in terms of training for the battery sector in 2021? …

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19 October 2021

We are Verkor

At Verkor, we truly believe that human capital is our most valuable asset. Our team consists of over 60 professionals from 16 different countries who are uniting their interdisciplinary skills to power tomorrow’s mobility solutions. Learn more about our endeavour directly from our world class team by watching our brand manifesto film. [embed][/embed] Climate change is our generation’s greatest challenge: and, when it comes to mobility, going for all-electric is the immediate solution to reducing carbon emissions. Thanks to political momentum, industry transformation and user awareness, the movement towards electric vehicles is now in full force, creating an unprecedented demand for battery cells in Europe where supply has yet to keep up. Verkor is a…

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Batteries. Now. For the future.

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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 4.0, 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.



+ 400

years of combined battery experience


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