Stellantis and CEA Collaborate on Next-Gen Battery Technology

The joint battery cell program aims to deliver cost-effective, next-gen EV batteries with top technologies to Stellantis and its gigafactory ventures.

Stellantis and CEA Collaborate on Next-Gen Battery Technology

Amsterdam, Netherlands- Stellantis N.V., a Motor Vehicle Manufacturing, and CEA is the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, they announced a new five-year collaboration aims to design next-generation battery cells for electric vehicles. This joint research program focuses on creating advanced technology cells with higher performance, longer lifespan, and lower carbon footprint, ultimately leading to more affordable and sustainable electric vehicles.

Mr. Ned Curic, Stellantis Chief Engineering and Technology Officer, said, “We know that battery technology is poised for change. While we don’t know exactly how it will change, we are committed to be at the forefront of this transformation. Internally, we are working around the clock placing multiple bets and exploring various technologies. At the same time, we are collaborating closely with tech startups, laboratories, universities, and the most prestigious research institutions in the world like CEA. We believe that this collaboration will accelerate the arrival of disruptive battery cell technology, supporting our mission to offer clean, safe and affordable mobility to our customers.”

CEA's Energy Division drives advanced innovations for decarbonization. As a Research and Technological Organization (RTO), CEA aims to support industry through innovation and technological breakthroughs, providing market differentiation and competitive advantages for its partners.

Mr. Philippe Stohr, Head of CEA Energy division, said “CEA is proud to support Stellantis with an ambitious multi-year R&D program on battery cells, which takes place in the frame of CEA/Stellantis global partnership. This exciting project makes the best use of more than 25 years of expertise in the field of Li-ion batteries at CEA to the benefit of one of the major automotive actors in the competitive race for electrical mobility. Our challenge is to speed up design and fabrication and to allow deep understanding of the most advanced cells technologies by sharing our expertise, skills and vision.”

The battery cell design program reinforces a 20-year dynamic collaboration with CEA. Other areas of joint research include disruptive chemistries and CO2 footprint research, battery modeling, fuel cell development, life cycle assessment and connectivity.

The collaboration is the latest example of Stellantis’ continuing drive to achieve the goals of the Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan. Stellantis is on track to become a carbon net zero corporation by 2038, all scopes included, with single-digit percentage compensation of remaining emissions.

The battery cell design program strengthens a 20-year collaboration with CEA, covering disruptive chemistries, CO2 footprint research, battery modeling, fuel cell development, life cycle assessment, and connectivity. This collaboration supports Stellantis' Dare Forward 2030 plan, aiming for carbon net zero by 2038 with minimal remaining emissions.

About CEA

CEA, a French research organization, provides solutions in low-carbon energy, digital tech, future medicine, and security. As the top public research innovator (Clarivate 2024), it boosts French industry competitiveness and innovation. CEA supports local innovation, sustainable value creation, and job growth across France, and develops 250 start-ups to transfer its cutting-edge technology to industry.