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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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Expect the standard range trucks to come with the LFP batteries in the future. The LFP SR packs will probably be the size of the current ER packs to maintain the current range. The extended range will continue with the current NCM batteries.
I think Coral is right about this. I read an article that Ford is planning to up the number of cells when they use this. I'm curious how this will affect weight.
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