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.