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Franco-German programme for electric batteries

The two Ministers for Economy Peter Altmeier and Bruno Le Maire have announced 1.7 billion euros by 2022 to conquer the strategic market for electric batteries: electric batteries account for up to 40% of the value of a car. So far, however, China has dominated the market with 85% of the batteries produced. If Europe wants to be a strong competitor against China, raw material imports (lithium, nickel, le cobalt...) must be secured.