Tierr@_de_N@die: The low cobalt levels in Tesla's Model 3 batteries show mainly two things: first, Tesla is far ahead of his competitors in terms of battery technology. Secondly, the main EV haters' argument about the cobalt social impacts it is not longer meaningful.
Frank Blome, Head of the Center of Excellence for Battery Cells at Volkswagen, noted to the publication that the batteries for the Volkswagen I.D.3 (a car formerly dubbed the ID Neo) contain 12-14% cobalt. In comparison, Tesla has succeeded in reducing the cobalt content of the Model 3’s batteries to just 2.8% as of last year. Tesla has continued its battery research since then, hinting at even lower cobalt levels in the present iterations of its electric sedan.
Source (www.teslarati.com): Tesla Model 3 #batteries have 75% less #cobalt than Volkswagen’s current cells