Ford Busting Batteries With New Testing Program
Electrically powered cars have been around for more than 100 years, but only recently with advancements in battery technology have they become viable alternatives to the internal combustion engine. With new advancements in batteries comes many new question and concerns with consumers. Many consumers and manufacturers are unaware of how these new batteries will perform after years of hard duty at the hands of drivers. With battery reliability becoming one of the largest purchase factors for many Americans, Ford has decided to step forward and ease a few minds. Ford is currently investing $135 million dollars on key pieces for its battery equipped vehicles, including a two-fold increase in battery testing capabilities. Ford has gone so far as to design a new testing program that allows engineers to simulate 10 years of battery wear in as little as ten months.