Report: Panasonic cells for Tesla will get 20% energy boost

Tesla could at that time choose to make packs smaller and lighter with the same power. That could save the company money and vehicle weight—thus boosting performance—and might allow the cells to be used in other products. Panasonic also reportedly plans to commercialize a cobalt-free battery chemistry in two to three years, addressing human-rights concerns over the mining of the material. Working conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo have drawn criticism, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk previously said he wanted to eliminate cobalt from Tesla batteries.

greencarreport Report: Panasonic cells for Tesla will get 20% energy boost