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FoMoCo’s iron will

A Canadian battery startup is striking while the iron is hot.

When Ford Motor Co. announced last month that its new Michigan plant would be part of its work with Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL), it was confirmation of some long-awaited news. 

As my colleague Jesse exclusively reported last year, the deal will likely support Ford’s investments to build EVs in Canada.

But amid growing geopolitical tensions with China, politicians and commentators reacted with surprise. 

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