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Bolloré Group Introduces BlueCar Lithium-Metal-Polymer EV Concept


The Bolloré Group, through its subsidiary BatScap, introduced an electric vehicle (EV) concept car using new its Lithium-Metal-Polymer batteries at the Geneva Motor Show.

The Bolloré group is not trying to become an automaker, but is eager to have its battery technology used in a vehicle.

The new BlueCar with its LMP batteries offers an operating range of 200–250 kilometers (124–155 miles) and a top speed of 135 kmh (84 mph).

A full recharge requires 6 hours; a two-hour rapid charge will recover 50% capacity.

BlueCar has three front seats, and an 810-liter (28.6 cubic feet) storage area in the rear. The vehicle is a mere 3.05 metres long, or exactly the same length as the old Mini. Two fold-up jump seats can also be installed in this area, making the BlueCar a five-seater.


The lithium-metal-polymer cell is a laminate of four ultra-thin materials:

  • A metallic lithium foil anode that acts as both a lithium source and a current collector.

  • A solid polymeric electrolyte created by dissolving a lithium salt in a solvating co-polymer (polyoxyethylene).

  • A cathode composed of vanadium oxide, carbon and polymer to form a plastic composite.

  • An aluminum foil current collector.

The ultra-thin films are layered, coiled, then compressed into a prismatic shape and assembled into cells, which are then assembled into modules.

LMP batteries offer advantages such as a much higher energy capacity per unit volume and unit weight, and a very predictable and stable charge/discharge characteristics over varying environmental conditions—all very good qualities for an electric vehicle battery.

BatScap is not alone in providing LMP technology for vehicles or in looking for automakers as partners. Avestor, a subsidiary of a Hydro-Québec, has put its LMP modules into the prototype CleanNova II delivery van for the French Post Office (earlier post).

Electric Vehicle Battery Technology
Technology Specific Energy(Wh/Kg) Energy Density (Wh/l) Specific Power (W/kg) Cycle Life (Cycles)
BatScap LMP 110 110 320  
Avestor Prototype LMP 121 143 241 300
Li-ion 138 210 430 550
NiMH 63 150 200 800
Ni-Cad 50 90 120 800
Lead-Acid 36 86 180 600


John Norris

Also worth looking at Valence batteries (Texas) who are doing work with Energy CS on a plug-in Prius Hybrid:


-- John


Too bad that someone forgot to mention Jean-Luc Thuliez one of the best engineer in the field HI TECH ELECTRIC VEHICLE. He designed the most efficient vehicle ever. Have a look at CREE http://wwww.cree.ch and send us an email to [email protected]
We are able to design an electric vehicle in less than 12 months and get it industrialised

Bernd Banz

Bitte teilen Sie mir mit, wo kann ich Lithium-Metal-Polymer-Plastik-Batteries kaufen für mein Elektrofahrzeug.

Bernd Banz Magdeburg/Germany

kar foo

i m doing my assignment, serach data for polymeric body car, well suprisely, i ahve found this polymer cell


Respected Sir/Madam,
I had seen ur car in the website.I like to supply this car to India.Can I do that favour for my country with ur cooperation.Please reply me with all the details about the car with its profile.Waiting for ur reply.
D.Roopa.Msc(S/W Engg).

Marina Santorelli

Great idea from Bolloré but they are unable to supply batteries.Typically French, they have the best ideas, but after for the product roll-out and quality, it's better to go to Germany or Switzerland.
By the way, I know a top notch company in Switzerland, they have an outstanding credentials in electic vehicles, hybrid and low consumption flex fuel ones.
Endeavour Development Ltd

Frank Poisson

oh please stop it with the German quality (not sure of Swiss products here in Europe). The German engines are the biggest (CCs), the most polluting, and the most expensive in Europe. The only real flop we have had here in Europe in the last decades was the class A Mercedes which toppled over during standard "Moose" tests....


what about siemens mobile quality, or dornier jet quality? if you talk about Japanese quality in cars thats OK. There are proven facts and figures. But this ranting has to stop....


elbil fra chi


New technology from south african inventors..tests show 130% more efficiency as apposed to any other battery, and alows for simultanious charge and discharge.. Named energy x. Saves 20% fuel in normal cars proven by third party indipendant tests..as utilities saves up to 30% of total consuption.. So u can charge ur battery with any source whilst discharging, and heres the catch..the battery uses less 2 charge than what ur currently discharging! Seems like they have bended the rule that energy cannot b created. Its almost cold fusion but its not.. They have test reports by the south african burau of standards (SABS)

Timothy Cavanaugh

Good afternoon, I want to bring your attention to a small company in Vidalia called Wilts Clean Energy, Inc. This company has built, and patented a true magnetic motor. The motor is scheduled for independent testing at GA Tech within the next couple of weeks. The motor is designed to work in conjunction with other electric motors/engines to supply a constant source of energy that is not reliant on any other outside power source. The motor is capable of powering a generator that could replace or enhance the power currently being used in electric cars (making it a closed loop power source), and electric power for businesses, residences, etc. It could also be used to power other alternative energy sources including windmills and solar panels when those sources lose effectiveness due to weather conditions. It is a closed end energy source. To see more about the motor and company, please visit our website at www.wiltscleanenergy.com.
Thank you!
Timothy Cavanaugh
Wilts Clean Energy, Inc.

Thierry Cipière

To Frank Poisson
Pauvre con, votre commentaire est d'une nullité crasse pétrie de clichés et de poncifs. Vous n'apportez rien au débat. On se moque de vos idées franchouillardes. Avec des présidents comme Chirac et Sarkozy, et des gens imbus d'eux mêmes et élastiques sur l'honnêteté comme les corses, les parisiens et les gens du midi de la France, ne vous étonnez pas que la France soit à la traine.
Quant à la Suisse, elle vous emmerde, et elle a de quoi vous en montrer en matière de véhicules électriques. La preuve, le centre ultra secret de recherche Michelin sur les véhicules électriques est en Suisse près de Fribourg

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