The Critical Ingredients Needed To Fuel #Tesla’s #Battery Boom

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#Lithium isn’t the only metal that goes into the cathode – other metals like #Cobalt, #Manganese, #Aluminum, and #Nickel are also used in different formulations. Here’s four cathode chemistries, the metal proportions (excluding lithium), and an example of what they are used for:

Cathode Type Chemistry Metals needed Example Use
NCA LiNiCoAlO2 80% Nickel, 15% Cobalt, 5% Aluminum Tesla Model S
LCO LiCoO2 100% Cobalt Apple iPhone
LMO LiMn2O4 100% Manganese Nissan Leaf
NMC LiNiMnCoO2 Nickel 33.3%, Manganese 33.3%, Cobalt 33.3% Tesla Powerwall

Read more at: http://www.valuewalk.com/2016/10/tesla-motors-inc-tsla-battery-boom/

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