Mysterious electric car manufacturer Faraday Future announced on Monday that it is partnering with LG Chem, one of the largest lithium-ion battery makers in the world. This means that Faraday Future, unlike its competitor Tesla, won’t be solely making the batteries that power its state of the art cars.
“LG Chem worked closely with Faraday Future to develop a tailored cell chemistry to optimize the range and safety of our mass production battery hardware,” said Faraday Future’s vice president of global supply chain, Tom Wessner, in a press release. “At FF, we are working with world-class suppliers to advance our technological innovations, and we look forward to our relationship with LG Chem as we push towards our vision of future mobility.”
According to the release, the new collaborative battery is “the world’s highest energy density for a production automotive battery,” and is compatible with the company’s Variable Platform Architecture manufacturing technique, an adaptable building block-style method of easily constructing different sized cars.
“As a leading supplier of automotive cells and batteries, we are proud to work alongside Faraday Future as we work together to create the next generation of electric vehicles,” said UB Lee, LG Chem’s president of energy solution company. “Our progress so far represents a major step forward in battery technology, and we look forward to growing our partnership and co-developing hardware into the future.”
Faraday Future has not explicitly stated when it will be releasing the first production vehicles.