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Tesla Hopes to Use 'Close to Zero' Cobalt for Its Batteries in the Near Future

Tony Owusu

Tesla sidesteps an issue for a change, maybe. Model 3 ramp has had some bumps in the road, but Panasonic's decision to suspend ties with its cobalt supplier won't be one of them, according to a Tesla spokesperson. Panasonic produces the battery cells that Tesla uses to make battery packs for its Model S and Model X vehicles.