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Friday, 13 November 2020 23:51

Tesla’s Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials is Inspiring Others to Do the Same

Written by Joey Klender, Teslarati

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...what materials will be included in future cells. Cobalt, which is among the most controversial of materials, is expected to be omitted from Tesla’s cells in the future.

 

Because of cobalt’s ability to offer cell stability and increase the available range, it is an appealing metal to include in EV batteries. However, it is most commonly found in the mines where child labor and harsh work conditions are used for cheap costs.

 

Mercedes also plans to get rid of cobalt in its cells in the future to eliminate the possibility of obtaining any of the metal from immorally-obtained sources.

 

Mercedes has failed to gain much momentum in the EV sector with its EQC, which had less than favorable sales figures earlier this year. However, the EQS was spotted testing against the Model S and Model 3 recently, perhaps hinting that the automaker has admitted Tesla’s industry-leading tech is worth gaining inspiration from.

 

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