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Ford Adds Iron Phosphate Battery Option for Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning

Ford Adds Iron Phosphate Battery Option for Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning

Admin | Post Thursday, 21 July 2022 - 09:46 PM | 117

?radicalThe future of electric vehicles A new segment called Model EFord Discussing details About battery production capacity and procurement of basic raw materials to power all these EVs. Up to late 2023, it will support production of 270,000 Mustang Mach-Es, 150,000 Transit EVs, 150,000 F-150 Lightnings, and 30,000 all-new medium-sized SUVs to be launched in Europe. need to do it.

But what it didn?t mention was Bloomberg On Wednesday, the company announced that it plans to dismiss as many as 8,000 people from the Ford Blue segment, which is currently in charge of its legacy internal combustion engine-powered business.

Ford 2023 EV production plan
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Some of the plans announced today include Mustang Mach-E When F-150 Lightning EV.. In 2023, we will add a lithium iron phosphate battery (LFP) made by Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) for Mach-E, and in 2024 we will add F-150 Lightning.

Ford states that these will be available with batteries with existing nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) chemistry, which is a similar approach to Tesla.of Tesla?s Earnings Report for the First Quarter Earlier This YearAccording to the company, ?almost half of the Tesla cars produced in the first quarter were equipped with nickel- and cobalt-free lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries,? according to the company. included. Ford takes the same approach by using them in standard range battery packs and takes advantage of LFP batteries, which tend to be cheaper but have lower energy densities.

Ford now has 100% of the battery cell production capacity needed to manufacture 600,000 electric vehicles and trucks annually by ?late 2023?, adding to the LG Energy Solution?s Polish Vrotslaw production facility. The cell states that it has twice the production capacity. Production capacity from SK on.

Looking further towards the goal of producing 2 million EVs worldwide by the second half of 2026, Ford is ?seeking cooperation? to manufacture batteries in China, Europe and North America. Announcing another non-binding MOU with battery giant CATL.It?s in addition to Previously announced battery factories in Kentucky and TennesseeAnd an agreement with a mining company to directly procure the necessary raw materials, including ?most of the nickel needed after 2026?.