In brief: Ford has selected Compact Power, Inc. (CPI, owned by LG Chem) to provide lithium-ion battery packs for the Ford Focus Electric in the U.S. market, which debuts next year.
Make/Model: Ford Focus Electric
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CPI is also providing batteries for rival General Motors with the Chevy Volt. The batteries being used will be virtually the same, in fact, using LG Chem's proprietary chemistry and safety-reinforced separator technology.
CPI will begin assembly of battery packs for the Focus Electric next year at its Troy, Michigan plant. Initially, the lithium-ion cells will be sourced from Korea (LG Chem) until CPI's new Holland, Michigan plant is online.