MINING INDABA: Ford eyes EV collaboration, not offtake, mine stakes

By IM Staff
Published: Tuesday, 05 February 2019

Automaker Ford Motor Co has no current plans to take stakes in mining assets or secure direct offtake agreements with mining firms in order to produce batteries for electric vehicles, although it hasn’t ruled it out entirely.

By Andrea Hotter

Ted Miller, senior manager for energy storage strategy and research at the Michigan, US-based company, said Ford had "considered all options" and ultimately opted for a more collaborative approach.

"We historically have tended to be buyers of technology - our first-tier supplier is a cell producer. That’s...

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