Mercedes-Benz commits to sustainable cobalt, lithium sourcing

By Dalila Ouerghi
Published: Friday, 13 November 2020

German carmaker Mercedes-Benz will soon transition to sourcing cobalt and lithium for electric vehicles (EV) batteries only from certified mines to reduce the environmental and social impact of its supply chains, it said on Thursday November 12.

The company added it is planning to shift away from cobalt usage in the coming generation of batteries and it is exploring different battery’s chemistries.

Mercedes-Benz AG is taking a leading role in the promotion and application of the cross-industry "Standard for Responsible Mining" of the "Initiative for...

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