Ford Motor’s battery Source says The defect that caused a fire in an electric F-150 Lightning And halted production earlier in this month is Not a major flaw in Design of The power source.
SK On, The Automotive battery Unit of South Korea’s SK Innovation Co. Ltd, worked with Ford to identify the problem and is Monday, company officials announced that they were implementing a solution. in An emailed copy of the statement. This is the fire in Near the property is a lot for holding. Lightning’s Dearborn, Michigan, factory spread to two other trucks on February 4 and has shut down the plant into a fourth week.
“We believe this was a rare occurrence, not a fundamental issue with the technology of the battery cells or our overall manufacturing systems,” SK in This statement. “Working with Ford, SK On identified the root cause of the issue and implemented measures of improvement in our processes to address the issue.”
SK stated that it had resumed battery The factory is in production in Georgia. SK and Ford both spend $11.4 billion To build 3 more battery Plants and an F-Series electric assembly plant in Tennessee Kentucky. Ford announced also this month it is Construction of a $3.5 billion battery • Plant in Michigan that will utilize technology from China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd, the world’s largest EV battery maker.
The Lightning is Ford’s signature plug-in The automaker is investing in vehicle to upgrade its product line $50 billion To develop and to build 2 million battery A year of powered cars by 2026. The Dearborn factory where it’s made had been running seven days a week as it aims to boost production to 150,000 vehicles a year by this fall.
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