TodayApril 16, 2022

Ford’s Advanced Battery Technology

Sustainable Mobility Technologies

Ted J. Miller, Technical Leader, Advanced Battery Technology, Research, and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company, Sustainable Mobility Technologies Lab I explains and demonstrates current nickel-metal hydride, and developing lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technologies versus the challenges of a plug-in electric vehicle.

Ford’s goal is a 10-12 kilowatt hours battery equaling 25-30 miles of electric driving range. 10-12 kilowatt-hours is the energy amount used in a US household daily.

Packaging of a Li-on battery module must be out of vehicle crush zones.
Reducing the size and boosting power of Li-ion batteries will reduce production costs, unlike Plug-in electric vehicles which need 50% more power and eight times the energy content than the current Escape nickel-metal battery gasoline hybrid vehicle.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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