By K. Warner
For Metal Tech News 

Ford strengthens battery partnerships

Albemarle deal secures lithium for ramping up EV production Metal Tech News - June 5, 2023


Last updated 6/13/2023 at 1:05pm

Ford Lightning electric truck under bright lights for final inspection.

Ford Motor Company

Ford is cutting deals with mining and processing companies to ensure it has the materials it needs for the batteries going into its growing line of EVs, like the Ford Lightning electric pickup.

Ford Motor Company has stepped up critical metals acquisition, forging still more relationships with the likes of battery metal miners and developers and bringing the automotive manufacturer closer to its target of producing an annual run rate of two million electric vehicles globally by the end of 2026.

In May, Ford and leading U.S. lithium miner Albemarle formed a partnership for the supply o...

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