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Big Automakers Are Underplaying Surprising News: LFP Batteries Are Back

In a much-overlooked shift, Ford, VW and Tesla have rushed to an old chemistry

In 2007, A123 shows a hybrid electric containing its LFP battery to then-President George W. Bush. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

Last week, Ford CEO Jim Farley made a big splash with his plans to go digital, mine data, and leverage connectivity. Ford was going to “lead the electric revolution” with an “ion boost” and reduce its battery…

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