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Engadget: Ford to use new battery tech in F-150 lightnings in early 2024.

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What other major improvements do you expect will come along in subsequent model years that early always might miss out on. This improved battery technology seems like a painful pill to swallow of being an early adopter.

"Ford is refining its plans to expand EV production, and it will partly lean on new battery materials to achieve those goals. The automaker now expects to hit a global production rate of 600,000 EVs per year by late 2023 thanks in part to lithium iron phosphate battery packs in some of its vehicles, starting with Mustang Mach-Es sold in North America (in 2023) and F-150 Lightnings (in early 2024). The chemistry will expand Ford's capacity, allow for "many years" of use with little range loss, cut manufacturing costs and reduce the dependence on shortage-prone materials like nickel."
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You don’t want the lithium iron phosphate batteries.
Well, actually I do. There's a huge market for a $50,000 rolling 9.6 kW generator commercial work truck with idiot proof batteries that charge all night with a year-round worst day range of 125 miles or so. Most days, 200+. When these trucks are available, and small business owners start plugging in Lightning Pro and eTransit numbers into their spreadsheets, they'll sell millions of them. If they can ever build enough of them, I think that the trades will be the first market to de-ICE.

It ain't the range, it's the chargers.
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