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Chinese batteries under the bonnet of Fords

by on01 June 2020

You can have any type of battery so long as it is made in China

Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD will supply EV batteries to US automaker Ford according to a document on the website of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Ford’s China venture with Changan Automobile is seeking government approval to build a plug-in hybrid model equipped with BYD’s batteries, according to the document.

This is BYD’s first-known battery supply deal with a major global automaker. Shenzhen-based BYD, is backed by US investor Warren Buffett, said it would supply EV components including batteries and power management devices.

 The Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker said last year it planned to launch more than 30 new or significantly redesigned models in China by the end of 2021, of which over a third will be electric vehicles.
Last modified on 01 June 2020
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