Ford is launching a new battery development center called Ford Ion Park in Southeast Michigan. The center’s purpose is to conduct research on building battery cells for electric cars that are long lasting, quick to charge, and sustainable for the environment.
By preparing to make the batteries in-house, Ford will be less dependent on overseas suppliers and stay competitive with other car makers such as Tesla, Volkswagen, and General Motors.
- Ford Electric Car Battery Manufacturing (Apr 27, 2021, DPCcars)
- Ford Opening $185 Million Battery Development Park (Apr 27, 2021, Bloomberg Technology)
This post is based on The Verge article, Ford takes its first step toward producing its own electric car batteries, by Andrew J. Hawkins, April 27, 2021; the Battery Technology article, Ford Launches $185 Million Ion Park Battery R&D Center of Excellence, by Dan Carney, May 11, 2021; the Ford press release, Ford Commits to Manufacturing Batteries, to Form New Joint Venture with SK Innovation to Scale NA Battery Deliveries, May 20, 2021; and the YouTube videos in the Spotlight. Image source: Jenson/Shutterstock
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