PHOTO CAPTION: Renault's line-up of electric cars.

LG Chem to Supply Renault Electric Car Batteries

Korean company already supplying cells to eight other carmakers.

Published: 04-Oct-2010

LG Chem has been tapped to supply batteries for electric cars to Renault, Europe's third largest carmaker.

The Korean company said Thursday that it will provide lithium-ion batteries for electric cars that Renault plans to begin mass-producing next year.

Renault and its partner Nissan are building plants around the world to be able to produce 500,000 electric vehicles by 2012.


Electric car charging stations will be installed at E. Lecleric stores in France.

Some 500 stations will be installed by 2015.

Renault ZOE concept could be available by 2012.

Car would have fully-charged range of 100 km.

Renault ZOE ZE electric car

Lawsuit brought on behalf of two girls named Zoe Renault, ages 2 and 8, whose parents fear a lifetime of taunts and sexual innuendo.


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