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Ford will use LG Chem/CPI lithium-ion batteries in 2011 Focus Electric

by Sebastian Blanco (RSS feed) on Jul 13th, 2010 at 12:55PM

LG Chem is now solidly the battery supplier of choice for big American automakers. Last year, General Motors announced it would use LG Chem's lithium-ion cells in its homemade packs in the Chevrolet Volt. Today, Ford revealed that Compact Power, Inc. (CPI), a wholly owned subsidiary of LG Chem, will supply li-ion packs for the 2011 Ford Focus Electric for the U.S. market. Looks like the rumors were true. LG Chem is a Korean company, and CPI is based in Troy, MI. LG Chem announced in March it would spend $303 million to build a li-ion cell plant in Holland, MI. The first Focus Electrics... Read More

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