Los Angeles – Faraday Future (FF) today announced a partnership with LG Chem, a manufacturer of advanced battery systems, to supply lithium-ion cells for FF’s electric vehicles.
The partnership also represents a joint commitment between both companies to collaborate on the development of EV battery technology, resulting in the world’s highest energy density for a production automotive battery.
These cells will be incorporated into Faraday Future’s VPA platform, the company’s universal and scalable modular battery structure. The VPA platform is a critical component to Faraday Future’s future product portfolio.
“LG Chem worked closely with Faraday Future to develop a tailored cell chemistry to optimize the range and safety of our mass production battery hardware,” said Tom Wessner, VP of Global Supply Chain, Faraday Future. “At FF, we are working with world-class suppliers to advance our technological innovations, and we look forward to our relationship with LG Chem as we push towards our vision of future mobility.”
“As a leading supplier of automotive cells and batteries, we are proud to work alongside Faraday Future as we work together to create the next generation of electric vehicles,” said UB Lee, the President of Energy Solution Company, LG Chem. “Our progress so far represents a major step forward in battery technology, and we look forward to growing our partnership and co-developing hardware into the future.”
FF recently released details regarding its manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas. The facility, where the company plans to manufacture it’s electric vehicles, will span 3.2 million square feet, and will be one of the 10 largest building in the world.
The project will mean jobs for 1,500 construction employees working with a fleet of 65 pieces of heavy equipment.
FF design and manufacturing teams will be working with environmentally-conscious engineering firm, AECOM, to develop the architecture, design, and construction underpinning this historic project.