Headline: Solid Power aims to ship solid-state batteries to BMW, Ford this year
A manufacturing partner could begin producing its cells as early as 2026
Solid Power, a developer of solid-state batteries for electric vehicles, aims to begin shipping pre-production battery cells by year-end for validation testing by partners BMW and Ford, the company said on Monday.
In an interview, Doug Campbell, Solid Power’s chief executive and co-founder, said the Colorado company has set up a pilot production line to provide validation samples to automakers while looking for a manufacturing partner to begin producing its cells as early as 2026.
One prospective partner, he said, is Korea’s SK Innovation, which is building joint-venture battery plants with Ford in Tennessee and Kentucky.