Tesla is already using cobalt-free LFP batteries in almost half of its new cars produced  - In Detail

DYNABEAST 24 April 2022

Tesla confirmed that they are using cobalt-free LFP batteries in its half of electric vehicles over the last quarter.

Tesla tries to prevent production interruption because of the continuous cobalt and nickel supply issue.

LFP batteries are a type of battery using lithium-ion phosphate as the cathode material, and graphitic carbon electrode with metallic backing as the node. 

Tesla has still produced the lithium-ion battery cell with nickel cathode in the model 3 standard range. 

Last year, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk said that LFP batteries also frees up more battery supply of lithium-ion chemistry cells using nickel cathode for Tesla EV. 

Elon Musk believes that the density of LFP batteries has improved more and it makes sense to use the cheaper, cobalt-free batteries in its lower-end vehicles. 

About LFP Batteries LFP batteries are less expensive than other lithium-ion chemistry cell-like NCA, NCM that does not use cobalt, provide high cell life, more secure, fast charging.

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