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Renault, Airbus to Develop Battery Tech for Cars and Airplanes

  • Pact to help Airbus on technology for hybrid-electric aircraft
  • Companies will try to advance energy storage solutions

Renault SA and Airbus SE are partnering to advance battery technology for next-generation cars and planes.

Engineering teams from the companies will jointly research and develop solutions on energy storage, one of the roadblocks to longer-range electric vehicles, Renault and Airbus said Wednesday. The partnership also will help Airbus develop tech linked to hybrid-electric aircraft.