Airbus and Renault team up to work on car and plane batteries

Renault Group and aircraft manufacturer Airbus have joined forces to develop new technologies for energy storage. The engineering departments of Renault Group and Airbus will jointly develop new technologies in the field of energy storage. The cooperation should benefit both companies, each operating in a completely separate field.

Renault and Airbus will focus mainly on optimising energy management and reducing the weight of batteries. The collaboration should bring Airbus' future of hybrid aircraft a step closer. In a statement, Airbus states: “This partnership will help Airbus mature technologies associated with future hybrid-electric aircraft.”

Sabine Klauke, Airbus Chief Technical Officer, commented: “Reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is a unique challenge that requires cooperation across sectors, starting today. Bringing together Renault Group’s experience in electric vehicles with our own track record in electric flight demonstrators will allow us to accelerate the development of the disruptive technologies required for future hybrid aircraft architectures in the 2030s and beyond. It will also foster the emergence of common technical and regulatory standards in support of the clean mobility solutions needed to achieve our climate targets.”