LG Vitality, Ford, and Koc Holding signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to type a brand new three way partnership to create certainly one of Europe’s largest industrial electrical car battery cell services close to Ankara, topic to closing settlement by all events.
Though the MoU is non-binding, Ford acknowledged that development on the power will start later this 12 months, with manufacturing starting in 2026. The automaker anticipates that the plant may have an annual capability of 25 GWh. Nevertheless, this might probably enhance to 45 GWh over time.
“Ford continues to ramp up our electrical car plans as we scale to be a frontrunner within the electrical car revolution,” mentioned Lisa Drake, the VP of Ford EV industrialization. “We’re delivering on the dedication to provide batteries in the identical area the place we construct electrical automobiles.”
Ford has an extended historical past Koc Holding. It has labored for practically a century with them and the profitable Ford Otosan three way partnership is now practically 60 years outdated.
In the meantime, LG Vitality Options has been in operation for greater than a decade. Most lately, the South Korean agency equipped batteries for Ford’s Polish plant, which went into the Mustang Mach-E and the E-Transit.
Ford intends to promote solely electrical automobiles in Europe by 2035, a objective that this new plant will assist them obtain.