The Renault Group has joined forces with Vulcan Energy to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) production and cut its carbon footprint.
Vulcan Energy will provide the car manufacturer with between 6,000 and 17,000 metric tonnes of battery-grade lithium chemicals per year.
Renault claims the partnership will help it avoid between 300 kilogrammes and 700 kilogrammes of carbon emissions for a 50KWh EV battery.
It has set a target to achieve global carbon-neutrality by 2050 and to have 90% of its sold vehicles fully electric by 2030.
Gianluca De Ficchy, Alliance EVP, Renault Group, said: “We are very proud to partner with a European lithium producer with a net zero greenhouse gas emissions such as Vulcan Energy.
“Our environmental and social responsibility is at the heart of the Renaulution and this must also apply to the providers we partner with if we want to create real value and offer the most sustainable vehicles in the market.”