Like all the other auto manufacturers, American giant Ford is looking at better material to make batteries more available and more reliable for its EVs. Consequently, Ford is choosing lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) batteries for the foreseeable future.

LFP batteries offer mostly advantages when compared to the lithium-ion units actually used by the majority of EVs nowadays. They don’t require nickel or cobalt in their construction. What’s more, they are generally cheaper, safer, and can be charged to 100 percent without worrying about faster degradation even if they are not as energy dense as lithium-ion batteries.

Ford Authority recently reported that the Ford Mustang Mach-E should get LFP battery packs starting in 2023. The Ford F-150 Lightning is set to follow in 2024. Yet, Ford’s other EV—the E-Transit—will continue to be built with a lithium-ion battery pack for the next future, however. The automotive giant expects to produce 270,000 Mach-E crossovers and 150,000 F-150 Lightning pickups in 2023, a goal likely to be met thanks to the use of LFP batteries.

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