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Ford Patent Filed For Solid State Battery Cells

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for solid state battery cells, Ford Authority has learned.

The patent was filed on August 30th, 2021, published on March 2nd, 2023, and assigned serial number 0063636.

Ford Patent Solid State Battery Cells

The Ford Authority Take

Aside from switching to lithium-iron phosphate batteries that will power standard range versions of the Ford Mustang Mach-E this spring and the Ford F-150 Lighting next year, FoMoCo has also invested heavily in solid state battery technology in recent years, chiefly through a company called Solid Power, which has also received infusions of cash from BMW, EV battery manufacturer SK On, and the Department of Energy (DOE). Though it already has a pilot production line up and running, however, solid state batteries aren’t expected to be viable for automotive use before 2030. Regardless, this new Ford patent is clearly taking a look at the road ahead by securing intellectual property regarding this type of EV battery.

Ford Patent Solid State Battery Cells

The newly filed Ford patent pertains specifically to solid state battery cells, which could be used in a larger traction battery. It outlines how such batteries are expected to function once they’re viable, which could ultimately vary in a number of ways. The patent mentions that these cells could be sandwiched together in a case, stacked on top of each other and bookended by plates, or arranged in various other manners, giving the automaker a few different options in that regard.

Ford Patent Solid State Battery Cells

This filing is certainly notable given the fact that solid-state batteries don’t use the liquid electrolyte found in conventional lithium-ion batteries, can be lighter, offer greater energy density, and provide more range at a lower cost, making them an attractive alternative to the batteries used in EVs today.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. RWFA

    This kind of work shows the way toward a future where Ford will have its own chemistry and cell design as well as the option to license or cross license competing solutions instead of where presently it is dependent upon licensing outside IP.

    Good to see Ford’s investment into inside battery research is starting to bear fruit.

  2. Mike

    It became obvious that “RWFA” is Artificial Intelligence project by some high school kid, which ran amok. Go back to the drawing board, Kiddo!

    1. RWFA

      Oh man, K-street Mike, himself trying to get back to the drawing board to restore the bad-faith tag team troll farm’s malicious business model is trying with an attempt at some soft marginalization of my person.

      My Magic 8-ball random chance generator, says of these attempts: “outlook not so good.”

      1. Mike

        Your person cannot be marginalized, because you are a word salad spitted out by A.I.

        1. RWFA

          Too bad you have English comprehension limitations.

          But don’t fret, you have the side benefit of not understanding the full import of our retorts either.


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