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’
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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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