Ted J. Miller, Advanced Battery Technology, Ford Motor

Ted J. Miller, Advanced Battery Technology, Ford Motor

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 energy amount used in a US household daily.

Packaging of a Li-on battery modules must be out of vehicle crush zones.
Reducing size and boosting power of Li-on 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.

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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 member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.

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