Boost for silicon, nickel as Tesla turns battery maker, lithium miner

By IM Staff
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...

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