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Energy: Cobalt-free batteries delayed for at least another 3 years
  • Panasonic aims to make cobalt-free batteries available for Tesla's electric vehicles in two to three years, as the Japanese electronics manufacturer tries to keep pace with the U.S. automaker's ambitious mission to bring EVs into the mainstream quickly.

    "Two or three years from now, we will be able to introduce a cobalt-free high energy-density cell," said Shawn Watanabe, head of energy technology and manufacturing at Panasonic of Japan, during an online session at CES, the world's biggest consumer electronics and technology expo, on Wednesday.

    Can be also never.