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Old March 11th, 2020, 17:51   #44
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Originally Posted by turbobrick240 View Post
Cobalt is also becoming less and less critical in the newer battery chemistries. It will probably be eliminated entirely over the next several years.
From an article on the GM Ultium battery.

"To scale up to deliver 1 million EVs annually, the supply chain for batteries, including both the minerals and cell production, are critical. GM will be heavily focused on transitioning to an NMCA (nickel, manganese, cobalt, aluminum) chemistry from NMC, with a goal to reduce the use of cobalt by 70%. A greater use of aluminum is the key to reducing the reliance on cobalt. With a 10-fold increase in demand for batteries, GM is looking to source as many minerals, such as nickel and lithium, as possible from North America.".
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