Ford Electric Ka Demonstrates New Battery Technology

Prototype car uses water-cooled, dedicated soft lithium ion batteries giving car 150km range.

Published: 22-Nov-2000

Ford has produced the prototype electric Ka small car, powered by a new generation of lithium ion hi-tech batteries.

The e-Ka was developed at Ford's Research Centre in Aachen, Germany, to demonstrate the capabilities of the new "dedicated soft lithium ion" water-cooled battery technology.

Ford is the first manufacturer to produce an electric vehicle using this type of battery propulsion.

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