Ford announced today that it’s planning to build a new battery development centre in Michigan.
The automaker will deploy a team of 150 experts to develop new ways that Ford can build batteries and EVs.
The new facility is called Ford Ion Park, and it’s slated to open up late next year, reports The Verge. It’s not going to be used to mass-produce batteries, but rather serve as a place for research and development. Once it develops a battery, Ford will build or convert another factory to manufacture them at scale.
So far, Ford is banking on its Mustang Mach-E as its main EV right now, and we’re expecting to see an electric F-150 pickup truck coming out in the middle of 2022.
Source: The Verge