Tesla transitions to LFP in its Megapacks

June 30, 2021
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Though Tesla has consistently used nickel-based cathodes in its products – NCA cathodes in its vehicles and NMC in its stationary storage products – the company announced it would begin using LFP-type cathodes in its stationary storage line of products. The move was probably motivated by several factors, but costs and supply chain concerns are likely at the top of the list. Prices for LFP-type cathodes dropped faster than those of Ni-based counterparts in recent years, with the chemistry now cheaper on a $/kWh basis, while concerns over the availability of Ni-based cathodes have pushed Tesla to use LFP in some of its vehicles. Clients should expect LFP to play a significant role in stationary storage moving forward.

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