Tag: Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP)

Tesla seeks China approval to build Model 3 vehicles with lithium iron phosphate batteries

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Tesla Inc is seeking Chinese government approval to build model 3 vehicles in the country equipped with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, a document on the website of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology showed.

Reuters exclusively reported in February that Tesla is in advanced talks to use LFP batteries from CATL that contain no cobalt – one of the most expensive metals in electric vehicle (EV) batteries – in cars made at its China plant…

Korean website thelec.kr previously reported that on May 13 CATL announced that it will supply lithium iron phosphate batteries to Shanghai Tesla Giga Factory from the second half of the year.

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CATL confirms it will supply Tesla in China with Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) batteries from H2 of 2020

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On May 13, during an annual investors conference, CATL announced that it will supply lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries to Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory. This is the first tie CATL discloses in public any partnership with Tesla. CATL Chairman Cheung Yu-chin also said that cooperation with Tesla is not limited to its China operations.

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