GLOSSAIRE

Lithium-ion battery

The lithium-ion battery is used to store the energy that powers the electric car’s engine. This technology basically relies on the back-and-forth exchange of lithium ions between a positive electrode (the cathode) and a negative electrode (the anode), both located on either side of a separator immersed in liquid (the electrolyte). The circulation of these ions generates an electric current, used to power the engine. Lithium-ion technology is safe and proven, and does not need to be kept warm when in parked mode, unlike other technologies. All electric cars from the Groupe Renault come equipped with it.

On the same subject

Vehicles

Spring Electric

+

Vehicles

Spring Electric
A versatile 4-seater city car, Spring Electric is Dacia's first electric model which, after democratizing the new [...]

10.15.2020 - 1 min

+

Expert view

“New Renault Arkana, the 100% hybrid SUV coupe”

+

Expert view

“New Renault Arkana, the 100% hybrid SUV coupe”
Resolutely hybrid, New Renault Arkana is the first SUV coupe to make its appearance among the generalist [...]

09.28.2020 - 3 min

+

Technology

The circular economy applied to electric vehicles

+

Technology

The circular economy applied to electric vehicles
The preservation of our natural resources is one of the major environmental issues of our time. Maximizing the [...]

06.19.2020 - 7 min

+

Markets

Buying a used electric car

+

Markets

Buying a used electric car
In France, used electric vehicle sales increased by nearly 60% in 2018. The second-hand market now includes [...]

06.13.2020 - 4 min

+

Consumption

How does the Renault ZOE battery’s warranty work?

+

Consumption

How does the Renault ZOE battery’s warranty work?
A free insurance contract between the car manufacturer and the customer, a vehicle warranty is a major element to [...]

05.19.2020 - 3 min

+

Consumption

Twingo Electric: the city is its playground

+

Consumption

Twingo Electric: the city is its playground
Maneuverability, speed, charging, connected services and now, zero emissions in use*: the 100% electric model of [...]

02.24.2020 - 2 min

+

Expert view

“Twingo Electric puts its native electric platform to good use”

+

Expert view

“Twingo Electric puts its native electric platform to good use”
With New Twingo Electric, Renault’s star small city car goes electric without compromising on maneuverability or [...]

02.24.2020 - 3 min

+

Markets

Captur E-TECH Plug-in: Renault’s rechargeable hybrid car

+

Markets

Captur E-TECH Plug-in: Renault’s rechargeable hybrid car
Launching in 2020, the Renault Captur E-TECH Plug-in will be the first rechargeable hybrid vehicle for everyone in [...]

01.21.2020 - 10 min

+

Range

The range of an electric car

+

Range

The range of an electric car
“Range” refers to the distance an electric vehicle can travel before the battery needs to be recharged. What [...]

12.12.2019 - 7 min

+

Charging

What is the lifespan of an electric car battery?

+

Charging

What is the lifespan of an electric car battery?
The rechargeable battery uses very different technology than the traditional battery, hiding its secrets under the [...]

11.27.2019 - 5 min

+

Technology

How can a car with a combustion engine be converted into an electric vehicle?

+

Technology

How can a car with a combustion engine be converted into an electric vehicle?
What if you could have all the joys of going electric while keeping your gas or diesel car? That’s what [...]

11.18.2019 - 4 min

+

Markets

How does a hydrogen-powered vehicle work?

+

Markets

How does a hydrogen-powered vehicle work?
The secret of the hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle lies in its battery, which is able to generate electricity [...]

10.22.2019 - 4 min

+

Technology

The different types of electric car batteries

+

Technology

The different types of electric car batteries
Even if the lithium-ion battery has established itself today as the preferred choice for the electric car, [...]

10.18.2019 - 5 min

+

Technology

Understanding the capacity of an electric car battery

+

Technology

Understanding the capacity of an electric car battery
The energy output of an electric car battery depends on the capacity and number of lithium-ion cells it [...]

10.18.2019 - 5 min

+

Technology

How will the solid-state battery change the future of the electric car?

+

Technology

How will the solid-state battery change the future of the electric car?
After the lithium-ion battery, will the solid electrolyte battery one day become the new standard technology for [...]

10.18.2019 - 3 min

+

Technology

The electric car: how does its lithium-ion battery work?

+

Technology

The electric car: how does its lithium-ion battery work?
The lithium-ion battery has established itself as the technology of reference in the world of electric cars. How [...]

10.18.2019 - 3 min

+

Expert view

“New ZOE, an energy efficiency champion”

+

Expert view

“New ZOE, an energy efficiency champion”
With up to 395 km of range on the WLTP*, New ZOE offers one of the best ratios on the market [...]

09.13.2019 - 3 min

+

Consumption

New ZOE innovations that benefit the environment

+

Consumption

New ZOE innovations that benefit the environment
New ZOE renews Groupe Renault’s strong commitment to protect the environment throughout the vehicle’s entire life [...]

09.13.2019 - 3 min

+

Technology

The challenges of recycling electric car batteries

+

Technology

The challenges of recycling electric car batteries
Once they reach the end of their lives, electric car batteries go through a crucial last step: recycling. The goal [...]

09.13.2019 - 3 min

+

Technology

The circular economy of the electric vehicle battery

+

Technology

The circular economy of the electric vehicle battery
The large-scale development of electric vehicles is predicated on the establishment of a circular economy that [...]

05.30.2019 - 5 min

+

Energy

A European agreement for a circular economy of the battery

+

Energy

A European agreement for a circular economy of the battery
In the face of the large-scale growth of electric vehicles, Brussels wants to create a suitable framework for the [...]

06.27.2018 - 5 min

+