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Firm uses software to reduce the development time and cost of electric car batteries

Ex-JLR boss Thierry Bolloré has been named board director of UK-based battery software start-up About:Energy.

In his first role since stepping down from the British car maker – formerly known as Jaguar Land Roverat the end of last year, Bolloré will lead the 18-month-old firm's automotive strategy, which claims to be able to “unlock the potential of battery technology”.

It does this through its unique software algorithm, called the Voltt, which reduces battery development time and costs through optimising battery design and parts supply. 

Currently, the firm works across aerospace, manufacturing and automotive sectors, but Bolloré’s appointment shows a push to become more present in automotive.

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