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Ford ev charging problems Ford is reportedly partnering with the world’s largest supplier of EV battery cells, China’s CATL, for a Michigan plant that will produce them for future Ford electric vehicles, according to Friday afternoon reports from the Detroit EVguide and Bloomberg Ford ev charging problems.
Outside of Ford’s $11.4 billion electric truck manufacturing facilities in Tennessee and Kentucky and its BlueOvalSK venture with South Korea’s SK On, the site reportedly chosen around Marshall, Michigan could prove to be the most important industrial operation yet as the automaker seeks greater profitability from its electric cars Ford ev charging problems.
BlueOvalSK Battery Park – rendering, September 2021 Ford ev charging problems
According to the Detroit EVguiden report, the project could create roughly 2,500 jobs and attract at least $2.5 billion in investment. Under an arrangement that appears to depart from existing joint ventures, Ford would own the land and plant, manage the workforce and receive government incentives Ford ev charging problems.
The facility will reportedly make lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) batteries, which tend to be cheaper. Due to a more stable supply of the critical materials they require, the materials that comprise them are less subject to price volatility. But the trade-off has been that these cells are slightly heavier for the amount of energy they store, and charging in cold weather can slow dramatically Ford ev charging problems.
CATL third generation cell-to-pack technology Ford ev charging problems
These may no longer be such drawbacks when the vehicles reach the market. CATL has already demonstrated that LFP cells, combined with its latest cell-to-pack technology, can achieve energy densities close to that of current lithium-ion batteries Ford ev charging problems.
Ford said last year that LFP batteries are intended for the Mustang Mach-E, Ford F-150 Lightning and perhaps other products as they ramp up, perhaps allowing Ford to lower prices due to an ongoing EV price war and/or achieve greater profitability Ford ev charging problems.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Ford ev charging problems
CEO Jim Farley said last week that Ford’s future electric cars will be radically simplified, as it seeks to use the smallest possible battery packs, minimize parts and streamline the assembly process for future electric cars Ford ev charging problems.
According to reports, an announcement about the facility is due on Monday.