One of the growing considerations with the rise of electric vehicles is what happens once the batteries run out of juice. Ford is teaming up with battery materials experts Redwood Materials to offer smarter EV battery recycling solutions and help make future electric vehicles more affordable.
The partnership with Redwood Materials will help Ford recover as much as 95 percent of elements for used batteries. This allows Redwood Materials and Ford to create a closed-loop system where batteries become more affordable, less waste is produced, and fewer raw materials are used.
The team-up with Redwood Materials is part of the plan to make battery production simpler and smarter. Ford also recently announced an $11.4 billion investment across Tennessee and Kentucky to create three state-of-the-art battery plants, which will also result in 11,000 American jobs.
Ford has big plans ahead if you’re looking to go electric. Perhaps most excitingly, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning will launch next spring, bringing Built Ford Tough® power and capability into an all-electric age.
If you’re ready to make the leap, you can reserve your 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning now through Shults Ford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. By being one of the first on your block styling in a powerful, all-electric F-150, you can help lead the charge (literally and figuratively) toward a better tomorrow.