Ford Motor company recently revealed a plan to build a c-class electric sedan for production in 2012. AllCarsElectric.com also test drove a mule prototype of that vehicle.
Today, Ford announced that it had chosen the lithium-ion battery supplier. Johnson Controls-Saft of France has signed a five-year supply agreement which includes production not only of the cells but the entire pack. It includes the production of at least 5000 units in 2012.
Per Nancy Gioia, Ford director, Sustainable Mobility Technologies and Hybrid Vehicle Programs, "the battery is the critical piece of electrifying vehicles, Johnson Controls-Saft is one of the leaders focused on creating lithium-ion batteries for an affordable new generation of vehicles.”