3beLiEVe project

Delivering the 3b generation of LNMO cells for the xEV market of 2025 and beyond

3beLiEVe aims to strengthen the position of the European battery and automotive industry in the future xEV market by delivering the next generation of battery cells, designed and made in Europe, for the electrified vehicles market of 2025 and beyond.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement no. 875033.

Project Activities

Development of automotive battery cells that are highly performant (target energy density 750wh/l, fast charge capability, long cycle life) and free of critical raw materials such as cobalt and natural graphite.

Development and integration of sensors into and onto the cells to enable smart, adaptive operating strategies and advanced diagnostics in order to extend the useful life of the battery in first and second life applications and improve safety.

A comprehensive manufacturing approach that is designed from the outset for a circular economy and industrial volumes. This encompasses green manufacturing processes for cell, module and pack, as well as recyclability assessment of the components, and a target lifecycle cost of 90 €/kWh at scale.

The project will deliver 250 cells of generation 3b in total and two demonstrator battery packs at TRL 6 / MRL 8.

These aim at demonstrating the 3beLiEVe technology performance for applications in light duty (i.e. passenger cars, freight vehicles) and commercial vehicles (i.e.  city buses and trucks) in fully electric/plug-in hybrid (BEV/PHEV) configurations.

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Recycling cells with LNMO cathodes

June 26, 2023

Producing battery cells on a gigawatt-hour scale

June 26, 2023

3beLiEVE Poster presentation at „Power our Future” conference

July 18, 2022

“Improving chemistry of batteries, improving vehicle performance”

July 5, 2022

3beLiEVe holds its 5th General Assembly

June 22, 2022

EU Green Week: Developing the sustainable Li-ion batteries of the future

June 24, 2021


Digital Approach in Battery Development – Online Workshop

June 17, 2021

SAE WCX Digital Summit was virtually held

April 20, 2021

3beLiEVe holds its 3rd General Assembly meeting

February 23, 2021

3beLiEVe publishes its first peer-reviewed technical paper at SAE WCX

January 27, 2021

Batteries of the Future webinar: experts discuss battery technology trends

November 30, 2020

Webinar: Batteries of the Future

November 2, 2020





European Countries

The strong and complementary consortium of 21 partners from 10 different European countries representing industrial companies, SMEs, RTOs and academia is coordinated by AIT Austrian Institute of Technology.

3beLiEVe is scheduled to run from January 1st, 2020 to June 30th, 2023, for a total duration of 42 months.


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