Ford will spend $185 million on a new 200,000-square-foot “battery center of excellence” called Ion Park in Michigan. It will join Ford’s new Battery Benchmarking and Test Laboratory in Allen Park, Michigan, seen here. [credit: Ford ]
The Ford Motor Company announced on Tuesday that it is creating a new “global battery center of excellence,” called Ion Park, in southeast Michigan. Ford says the new facility will work on all aspects of battery technology development, including manufacturing, mining, and recycling, as the automaker looks to a future in which its electric vehicle battery packs are more vertically integrated.