“Solid-state battery technology is important to the future of electric vehicles, and that’s why we’re investing in it directly as well as accelerating Ford’s in-house R&D on next-generation battery technology,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief product platform and operations officer. “Leveraging the speed of a startup and the expertise of some of the most seasoned battery experts in the world at Ford, we’re exploring different ways to power tomorrow’s fun-to-drive all-electric vehicles, using proven development and manufacturing processes.”
This technology improves upon existing lithium-ion batteries because solid-state units do not require liquid electrolytes. Solid-state batteries are lighter, more energy-dense, and can deliver improved range and performance at a lower cost. Solid Power has already delivered hundreds of production line-produced battery cells, validated by the BMW Group and Ford.