The bosses of Engie, Enedis and TotalEnergies sign a forum. They invite their customers to immediately reduce their consumption. Difficulties in gas supply threaten stocks for the winter. The drought puts pressure on hydroelectric production. The best energy remains that which we do not consume, they point out. Soaring prices threaten our social and political cohesion according to the three leaders of the energy giants.
Always on the front lines of soaring energy prices. Bruno Le Maire asks Patrick Pouyanné, boss of TotalEnergies, to increase his discount on the liter of fuel by 10 cents. Or to extend the current one beyond the summer. The effort should not rest on the State according to the Minister of the Economy. In the meantime, the government is still working on a bill for a sustainable system. However, he comes up against opposition, demanding a more substantial gesture than the delivery of 18 cents in force.
Stellantis becomes the second shareholder of Vulcan Energy with 8%, lithium supplier. This new investment helps increase production of the low-emission lithium hydroxide required for Stellantis’ electrified vehicles. Vulcan plans to operate a German mine, with a neutral carbon footprint. It is a question of partly freeing oneself from Chinese production. The supplier is committed to 99,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide between 2026 and 2031 for its Franco-Italian customer.
CATL game changing electric automobile? The world’s leading cell manufacturer of Chinese origin presented its new project. Its Qilin CTP 3.0 battery. It is capable of providing 1000 km of autonomy. With the right equipment, it could recharge in just 10 minutes. To carry out this project, the company raised 6.7 billion dollars, invested in R and D, and the upgrading of some of these factories in China.
Don’t miss the test of the week, the new Citroën C5X. The manufacturer with Chevrons returns with an original proposal on a neglected segment. See you on Tuesday on leblogauto.com.
Finally the novelties of the week. Watch our special video with the designer of the DS7 restyled. Citroën presents the C4X, his new UFO. Hyundai has lifted the veil on the impressive IONIQ 6. Volkswagen gives us a vision of its future electric sedan with theID.aero concept.
The energy crisis continues to make headlines. At the global and national levels, the search for a consensus still does not succeed. In the meantime, market players continue to innovate to precipitate the future.