(AGENPARL) – THE HAGUE (THE NETHERLANDS), gio 20 maggio 2021 By Ben Klayman and Heekyong Yang
DETROIT/SEOUL (Reuters) -Ford Motor Co and South Korean battery maker SK Innovation are set to launch a battery joint venture in the United States to support the ramp-up of the No. 2 U.S. automaker’s electric vehicle rollout, two people familiar with the matter said.
A memorandum of understanding about the joint venture will be announced on Thursday, the sources, who asked not to be identified, told Reuters. The deal may eventually include a jointly owned plant to make battery cells for use in rechargeable EV batteries, the sources said.
Ford declined to comment other than to say SK is a valued supplier, but scheduled a conference call for 9 a.m. ET on Thursday to provide “an update on Ford batteries.” SK Innovation said in a statement it does not comment on specific projects for reasons of client confidentiality.