02 Jan '13, 11am

@WideRangeMarket Why Ford Chose Lithium-Ion for 2013 Hybrids - Design News: Why Ford Chose Lithium-Ion ... #Lithium

The key to Ford's testing effort is a lab that was part of a $135 million company investment in engineering and electric vehicle battery testing. Using a so-called Key Life Test at the battery test lab, Ford engineers believe they are able to accurately forecast the 10-year, 150,000-mile life performance of lithium-ion. To do so, they cycle batteries at the cell-level, pack-level, and vehicle-level. They cycle them in hot and cold chambers and run them on powertrain dynamometers. Using 10 months of testing, they believe they can understand how the batteries will behave at a wide range of temperatures, under various acceleration conditions, in multiple locations within the vehicle.

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