Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, seen here at an event in Shanghai on January 7, vowed in 2018 to cut the electric carmaker’s use of cobalt to “almost nothing”. Photo: ReutersTesla chief executive Elon Musk, seen here at an event in Shanghai on January 7, vowed in 2018 to cut the electric carmaker’s use of cobalt to “almost nothing”. Photo: Reuters
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, seen here at an event in Shanghai on January 7, vowed in 2018 to cut the electric carmaker’s use of cobalt to “almost nothing”. Photo: Reuters

Tesla said to be in talks to use CATL’s cobalt-free batteries in China-made cars

  • That move would mark the first time for Tesla to adopt so-called lithium iron phosphate batteries on its electric cars
  • Chief executive Elon Musk promised in 2018 to cut Tesla’s use of cobalt to ‘almost nothing’

Topic |   Tesla
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, seen here at an event in Shanghai on January 7, vowed in 2018 to cut the electric carmaker’s use of cobalt to “almost nothing”. Photo: ReutersTesla chief executive Elon Musk, seen here at an event in Shanghai on January 7, vowed in 2018 to cut the electric carmaker’s use of cobalt to “almost nothing”. Photo: Reuters
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, seen here at an event in Shanghai on January 7, vowed in 2018 to cut the electric carmaker’s use of cobalt to “almost nothing”. Photo: Reuters
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