Magna providing aluminum battery enclosures for 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

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Magna’s the lightweight aluminum enclosure helps minimize added mass from the truck’s battery.

The F-150 Lightning battery enclosures will be the first built by Magna for Ford in the North American market. For the battery enclosure aluminum extrusions and stampings are assembled using a combination of laser hybrid and cold metal transfer (CMT) welding for robustness.

Magna is leveraging its body and chassis expertise, which leads the industry in vehicle structures, to provide a comprehensive range of capabilities and engineering solutions to global customers. Battery enclosures can be developed in steel, aluminum, and multi-material configurations, including lightweight composites, to meet the individual needs of each customer.

Source: GreenCarCongress.com
 
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