As the work grows, so do the learnings
Work with Ford dealers, external suppliers, technology leaders and the CX Charging Group has helped evolve early strategies to become much more efficient and viable. New use cases are being thought of every day with the knowledge that these second life batteries can be used with minimal degradation, can save money and potentially support electrical grid resiliency via a wide array of energy storage applications. Additionally, these initiatives can help support Ford’s own customer service and operational needs.
“We are moving beyond research and development to work directly with business leaders and partners who are in critical need for the energy storage and recharging solutions our EV batteries can confidently supply,” said Marc Liskey, EV Customer Service Engineering Manager at Ford. “Our in-depth technical testing and research shows incredibly strong resiliency in EV battery functionality, providing us with essentially limitless potential to help provide energy solutions to businesses, communities and consumers.”
The potential for EV battery reuse is not only exciting, but necessary. Ford is already identifying and applying real-world use cases that have the potential to help businesses, utilities, government and even everyday consumers. The future for electric vehicles is incredibly bright, but the power behind them has potential to shine well beyond the automotive industry, and Ford will be leading that charge.