Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Ford could join to manufacture batteries


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The next decade could be presided over by the electric mobility. Every time we see more models that adopt this technology now. We know that the production costs of these vehicles are superior to those of combustion and therefore, it could be launched a partnership. With the aim of reducing costs Jaguar Land Rover could be speaking with BMW and Ford to manufacture batteries.

moments are just rumors, but the new battery plant could be built in the Uk. volume of production would be high and therefore could provide “several hundreds of thousands of vehicles”. The three brands are planning to increase their range of electric cars in the coming years. Jaguar Land Rover, which is who supposedly has initiated talks plan SUV electric based on the F-Pace.

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Currently the british do not have a supplier of batteries, so I would be interested to develop this plan. Ford currently works with the batteries of LG for their hybrids. Plan a 100% electric vehicle that would receive the name of Model E, that would come in 2019, taking as a base the next generation of the Focus. BMW is the one that has the electric range more developed now thanks to your subbrand “i”, which receives battery from Samsung.

As we said, these information will match, but no one has wanted to confirm them. A spokesman for Jaguar Land Rover said that were only speculations and refused to give more details. From Ford said that it was talking with several brands of other themes, but not revealed anything more. In BMW directly denied these negotiations. Only time will tell if it is true that these three have come to an agreement and create a new factory battery.

Source – Automotive News