In an interesting development for the lithium ion battery industry, Reuters publicly revealed the use of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode cells in Tesla vehicles made in China.
There were a number of different reactions on the back of the commonly mistaken trend that LFP was on the way out and nickel cobalt manganese (NCM) — especially the 811 chemistry — was here to take its market share.
The reality is more nuanced, especially in China.
What Tesla’s LFP . . .