Ford and University of Michigan launch new lab to fasten making electric car batteries

Ford and University of Michigan launch new lab to fasten making electric car bat

Ford Motor Co. In collaboration with the University of Michigan are together launching a new laboratory for the research and manufacturing of a new battery which will hopefully speed up the making of batteries for electric and hybrid cars.

The center located inside the university's campus in Ann Arbor aims at getting battery makers, car companies and researchers to work for the same project aiming at developing and then testing new batteries for electric vehicles.

Battery manager for research at Ford, Ted Millers, said that the laboratory will be one of a kind in the country.

He added that laboratories which present already for the testing of batteries are not able to meet the demand to produce them in the required amount or format which is need by the motor industry.

He said that the companies making electric car batteries are not always confident that the automotive industry will find their innovations useful.

Several automakers like Ford have their own laboratories where newer batteries are developed and tested but the process is not fast enough and the launch of this new lab will ensure that all these limitations are met with.

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