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Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Ford could unite to manufacture batteries


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The next decade could be predominant by the mobility electric. Every time we see more models that adopt this technology at present. We know that the costs of production of these vehicles are superior to the combustion and therefore could be brewing an Alliance. For the purpose of reducing costs Jaguar Land Rover could be talking with BMW and Ford to manufacture batteries.

Of moments are only rumors, but it new plant of battery could be built in United Kingdom. Its production volume would be high and therefore could provide “several hundreds of thousands of vehicles”. The three brands have planned increase its range of cars electric in them next years. Jaguar Land Rover, which is who allegedly initiated the talks planned an electric SUV based on the F-Pace.

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Currently the British do not have battery supplier, by what they would like to develop this plan. Ford currently works with the batteries from LG for their hybrid. Plans to a vehicle 100% electric that would receive the name of Model and, that would arrive in 2019 taking as base the next generation of the Focus. BMW is that currently has the most developed electric range thanks to its submarca ‘i’, which receives Samsung batteries.

As we said, this information we add up, but no one has wanted to confirm them. A Jaguar Land Rover spokesman said that they were just speculations and refused to give more details. From Ford said that is was talking with several brands of others themes but not be revealed nothing more. BMW directly denied these negotiations. Only time will tell if it is true that these three come to an agreement and create a new battery factory.

Source-Automotive News

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