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With the latest announcement of a Lithium Iron Phosphate battery plant in Marshall, Mich., Ford is expanding its EV production network.
February 16, 2023
Ford workers assemble F-150 Lightning pickups at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Mich.Image courtesy of Ford Motor Co.
Ford learned from the pandemic not to trust long supply lines or single sources anymore, so the company is building a network of domestic sites to provide the necessary components to assemble EVs as reliably as possible.
Accordingly, Ford is the first automaker to commit to building both nickel cobalt manganese (NCM) and lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries in the U.S., helping America’s No. 2 EV company in 2022 bring EVs to more customers and diversify its U.S. supply chain.
Ford and its battery tech collaborators have announced $17.6 billion in investment in EV and battery production in the United States since 2019, leading to more than 18,000 direct jobs in the U.S. and more than 100,000 indirect jobs.
Click though our gallery for a look at all of the facilities Ford has dedicated to the electrification of its vehicle fleet.
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