#Reuters: #VW to start using high-#Nickel batteries for #ElectricCar

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) will raise the amount of nickel used in it electric car battery cells to 80% in the next year from 65% at present, Frank Blome, head of battery cells at the carmaker said on Tuesday.

Volkswagen’s current electric car battery cell contains 65% nickel, 15% cobalt and 20% manganese. Next generation batteries will have 80% nickel, 10% cobalt and 10% manganese, Blome told analysts on a call.

Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-volkswagen-electric-batteries/vw-to-start-using-high-nickel-batteries-for-electric-car-idUSKBN2142HW

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