Ford has to find a new battery supplier after SK Innovation lost a trade case against rival LG Chem. Its to do with trade secret thefts. Delays to F-150 EV deliveries could happen if Ford doesn't find a new supplier soon enough.
"These employees include dozens of engineers involved in the research and development, manufacturing and assembly, and quality assurance testing of Li-ion batteries, including the newest and most advanced generation battery technology. The lawsuits allege that a significant number of these workers engaged in the theft of LG Chem’s trade secrets to benefit SK Innovation in the development and manufacturing of pouch-type Li-ion batteries, of which LG Chem is the world’s leading supplier."
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