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Climate Change

Nissan on path to cobalt-free EV batteries by mid-2020s

Automaker looks to remove traditional material as prices soar

Nissan says it will reduce cobalt's composition ratio to about 10% for an Ariya electric vehicle to be introduced later this year.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Nissan Motor intends to start using cobalt-free EV batteries by the mid-2020s, Nikkei has learned, as the rare metal element falls into short supply and concern rises about further price increases now that global demand for electric vehicles is swelling.

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