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Renault Partners with Billionaire Vincent Bollore on EV Production - autoevolution

Renault Partners with Billionaire Vincent Bollore on EV Production - autoevolution | All about batteries | Scoop.it
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Last year, blue Solutions, a manufacturer of lithium-metal-polymer car batteries, went public, nearly doubling in value over the course of 2014.
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Will this just be another money wasting exercise or will the new venture take off? only time will tell.

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French automaker Renault can cut off your car battery if you don't ...

French automaker Renault can cut off your car battery if you don't ... | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Last year Tesla dealt with its first real scandal, the so-called “bricking” of batteries that are allowed to run entirely out of charge. But what about a car company that could brick a car's battery on purpose?
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Cutting off your car battery

This is known as “bricking” and stems from Renault keeping an eye on their customers who do not make a payment. This is allegedly in the small print under the French car companies “rented battery” agreement.

Also in the service agreement it is alleged that Renault has the right to halt the possible charging of the battery, when the rental contract comes to an end. Apparently this also includes the same penalties if you fail to make a payment on your car agreement, making the car impossible to drive

I wonder what would happen in the case of say a mess up with paperwork or the payments from the bank may go wrong, would Renault then cut off your battery supply, what a mess that would be to sort out, we all know that these large banks and credit companies do make mistakes, you could be stranded anywhere and it would not be your fault? The mind boggles.

Eric Roberts...www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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Renault, LG partner up for 180-mile EV battery tech - Autoblog (blog)

Renault, LG partner up for 180-mile EV battery tech - Autoblog (blog) | All about batteries | Scoop.it
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That's what Renault and LG Chem might one day find out, since the two giants signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) last week to co-develop battery technology for long-range EVs.
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It seems to be the big thing these days for partnerships to develop. Auto and battery companies especially are teaming up to try to develop batteries that will go further without a charge.

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