Yep. Among many other new battery plants and expansions in the works. Per this article:Don't forget that the LG Chem plant in Wroclaw also just received major EU funding to triple its capacity.
And they may decide to do more in-house if/when the volume justifies it. But 50,000 MMEs is just a scant 1% of Ford's annual vehicle production.We can't know the future. Ford's making their bet, and other companies are making theirs. One of them, none of them, or all of them will be correct. And it's early yet - EVs still represent a small fraction of total vehicle sales.
Moreover, Tesla isn't just developing the batteries; the electric motors are theirs, too. Ford is sourcing its motors from Borg Warner. Is that a mistake? What about software development? Today's OEMs, save Tesla apparently, don't think it's in their best interests to develop everything in house. Both models can work.