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September 2, 2022

Why join us?

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Verkor was founded in July 2020 by six people from the energy, automotive and mobility industries, with one goal in mind: to create more environmentally sustainable mobility by manufacturing low-carbon batteries. Strength in our values  Working…

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August 30, 2022

Verkor and 11 partners launch the ‘École de la Batterie’

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Grenoble, 30 August 2022 – Together with over a dozen specialists in technologies and industries of the future including the European Battery Alliance (EBA) supported by EIT InnoEnergy and Grenoble INP - UGA, Verkor is launching…

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July 29, 2022

Verkor turns 2!

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After another year packed with bold milestones and outstanding achievements — new partnerships, announcements, progress in the construction of the Verkor Innovation Centre, a fast-expanding team — all of us at Verkor are proud to celebrate…

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July 5, 2022

Startec Energy to produce battery packs with Verkor cells

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Verkor and Startec Energy have signed a partnership agreement to industrialise high-performance batteries for electric mobility. Startec Energy is joining Verkor as its newest industrial partner. Dedicated to industrial excellence, the two companies will combine forces…

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April 19, 2022

Using electric vehicles for energy storage

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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…

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March 29, 2022

Verkor signs strategic partnership with Plastic Omnium

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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,…

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March 17, 2022

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

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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…

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March 7, 2022

Verkor officially announces the location of its Verkor Innovation Centre – VIC

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Verkor officially announces the location of its Verkor Innovation Centre in Grenoble. This is an important, concrete first step in the production of low carbon battery cells for electric vehicles and energy storage for the French…

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March 3, 2022

Verkor welcomes international mining and metal processing group Sibanye-Stillwater as a new strategic investor

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French industrial company Verkor is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Sibanye-Stillwater, through an initial investment in Verkor, ensuring joint participation in the development of low carbon electric vehicle batteries for French and European markets. The…

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February 28, 2022

Gigafactory in Dunkirk: an ideal location for Verkor’s ambition

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Verkor was born of a shared ambition to develop the mobility of tomorrow with a strong conviction that Europe has the key assets to meet the challenge. To achieve its goal, Verkor will build the world’s…

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February 1, 2022

Verkor selects Dunkirk for its first Gigafactory

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French industrial company Verkor announces the selection of the port city of Dunkirk (Hauts de France) for the construction of its first Gigafactory for the development of low-carbon battery cells designed to support Europe’s net-zero goals.…

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January 26, 2022

Energy transition: The challenge of clean and sustainable raw materials

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Given its centrality to the energy transition, the expansion of the electric vehicle market will require significant use of raw materials, particularly in the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries. This growth must be accompanied by special attention…

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December 14, 2021

Everything you need to know about Lithium-Ion Batteries

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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.…

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November 8, 2021

Training: a key element of e-mobility

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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…

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October 19, 2021

We are Verkor

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At Verkor, we truly believe that human capital is our most valuable asset. Our team consists of over 100 professionals from 19 different countries who are uniting their interdisciplinary skills to power tomorrow’s mobility solutions. Learn…

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October 7, 2021

Going the distance

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Vehicle electrification is going mainstream. The roll-out of charging networks needs to keep pace with the growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market to meet both primary and long-distance charging needs. What will it take to…

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September 9, 2021

The Name Game: Piecing Together Verkor’s Identity

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  Verkor has struck a chord in Europe given the current context where local, economic, and environmental concerns are more intertwined than they have ever been. Let’s look at how this aspirational, revolutionary and flagship identity came to be. In a global context of…

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August 23, 2021

Hurdle or springboard? Access to technology and battery manufacturing in Europe

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Could European battery manufacturers be held up by access to technology?  There is no denying that when it comes to Li-ion battery cells Asia is the dominant market, with lead manufacturers hailing from China, Japan, and…

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July 29, 2021

Verkor celebrates its one-year anniversary

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Verkor, the battery-cell manufacturer founded to ramp up and fast-track the production of batteries for electric vehicles and stationary storage in Europe, is celebrating its one-year anniversary. Our goal is manufacturing excellence, drawing on our digital-native processes and data architecture to achieve ultra-efficiency, and optimal profitability and reliability.   Origins In July 2020, amidst a global pandemic that slowed down the economy and society, and urged by the growing climate issues facing the transport industry, six industry and battery experts and entrepreneurs, driven by the European Battery Alliance (EBA), came together to create Verkor. On 29 July 2020, the first…

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July 6, 2021

Verkor brings five new partners on board, raising €100m to develop high-performance sustainable battery cells in France

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Co-led by EQT Ventures and Renault Group, the fundraise allows Verkor to break ground on an advanced R&D facility and pilot line for high-performance battery cells and intelligent manufacturing – a leap forward in its roadmap…

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June 28, 2021

Verkor partners with Renault Group to gear up its battery manufacturing in France

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Renault Group and Verkor will develop and manufacture new high-performance battery cells, bringing manufacturing excellence and a competitive, sustainable, and local battery cell value chain to Europe. Part of the initial output of Verkor’s first Gigafactory…

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June 14, 2021

Batteries: supercharging decarbonisation

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In 2019, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to the pioneers of the lithium‑ion battery (Li-ion). Since Sony introduced it to the market in the early 1990s, this core component of the energy transition has…

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April 26, 2021

Volkswagen’s Power Day creates an electric atmosphere

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“Our transformation will be fast, unprecedented, and bigger than anything the industry has seen in the past century”, announced Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen at its Power Day event on 15 March during which the group presented…

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April 7, 2021

User preference is driving the shift to EVs

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e‑Mobility has won the race”. It was with this statement that CEO Herbert Diess opened Volkswagen’s Power Day on 15 March, following close in the tracks of Tesla’s Battery Day. The German group also presented its…

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March 3, 2021

Verkor and AURA AERO join forces to develop a battery for electric aviation

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Grenoble, March 3, 2021 — Verkor and AURA AERO have signed a memorandum of understanding and a partnership to develop and manufacture batteries for electric aviation.

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March 1, 2021

Battery recycling: a beacon for change

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Much has been said and written about lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries and their recycling, to the point of taking this industrial and technical topic into the political and public arena. In this article we take a step…

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February 4, 2021

Capgemini joins Verkor venture to reinforce the European low-carbon battery value chain

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Paris, February 4, 2021 – Capgemini and Verkor announced today that Capgemini has joined the venture created by Verkor, the French industrial company with a mission to accelerate the production capacity of low-carbon batteries in Southern…

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