Boost for silicon, nickel as Tesla turns battery maker, lithium miner
Published: Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Tesla will mine its own lithium, make its own lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and use more silicon and nickel in these cheaper batteries, the world’s biggest EV maker said on Tuesday September 22.
By Orla O'Sullivan
Tesla will simplify the process of obtaining battery-ready
nickel and lithium, develop alternatives to existing aluminium
alloys and recycle its own EV batteries, it added.
Tesla’s own 4680 lithium-ion cell is "close to
working", chief executive officer Elon Musk said during Battery
Day, a socially-distanced event held...