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Nickel v cobalt: The secret EV battle for the lithium ion battery

There is a low profile battle occurring between raw material miners and chemical manufacturers for the future of the lithium ion battery.
There is battery tug of war between nickel and cobalt that is being driven by electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers’ desire to cut battery cell costs and increase energy density.
But the push to high nickel 811 cathode chemistry is dogged by bad analysis and guess work that spells the end for cobalt and a new era of nickel.
The truth is a little more complicated as Benchmark Mineral Intelligence explains.
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