Ford to open new electric vehicle battery facility in Michigan

Ford will refurbish an existing 270,000-square-foot facility, which will house up to 200 engineers, researchers, purchasing and finance leaders. The facility will feature “world-class pilot-scale equipment for electrode, cell and array design and manufacturing engineering and innovation.”

The new collaborative learning lab, dubbed Ford Ion Park, represents $100 million of the automaker’s total $185 million investment in developing, testing and building electric vehicle battery cells and cell arrays. It is also part of the company’s $30 billion investment in electrification by 2025.