a Chinese company, SVOLT has claimed it is ready to start producing a cobalt-free battery on a large scale.
SVOLT made the announcement at the Chengdu Motor Show, showing off an 82.5 kWh power pack in a vehicle from Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors.
SVOLT said the battery can deliver about 673 miles of range on a single charge at normal temperatures and accelerate a car from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than five seconds.
The company says the battery is “expected” to be introduced in cars for sale in the Chinese market, but did not offer a timeline of when that might happen, nor how many cobalt-free power packs it can manufacture right now.
According to Electrek, most Model 3 units Tesla sells in China have a lithium iron phosphate battery made by Contemporary Amperex Technology. It should be noted that other companies make cobalt-free batteries on a large scale.