News Release - Magna Helps Ford Electrify the Future With Battery Enclosures for F-150 Lightning
- Magna’s battery enclosures protect power source
- Key technology to enable electric vehicles
- Lightweight aluminum enclosure helps minimize battery mass
Battery enclosures, which all electric vehicles require, house high-voltage batteries, electrical components, sensors and connectors, contributing to the structural and safety aspects of a vehicle’s frame and protecting critical components from potential impact, heat and water. Additionally, the lightweight aluminum enclosure helps minimize added mass from the truck’s battery.
“Magna is proud to play a role in the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning,” said
The F-150 Lightning battery enclosures will be the first built by Magna for
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.
Ford F-150 Lightning, Electrification, Battery Enclosures
Magna is more than one of the world’s largest suppliers in the automotive space. We are a mobility technology company with a global, entrepreneurial-minded team of 154,000 employees and an organizational structure designed to innovate like a startup. With 60+ years of expertise, and a systems approach to design, engineering and manufacturing that touches nearly every aspect of the vehicle, we are positioned to support advancing mobility in a transforming industry. Our global network includes 347 manufacturing operations and 90 product development, engineering and sales centres spanning 28 countries.
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