According to ICCSINO, Volkswagen will use NCM 811 batteries that replace its current NCM 6 series batteries for its next generation EVs.
Frank Blome heads Volkswagen’s Center of Excellence for Battery Cells, said “VW’s current electric car batteries would be transformed from containing 65% nickel, 15% cobalt and 20% manganese to 80% nickel, 10% cobalt and 10% manganese.
As the battery supplier of Volkswagen in China, CATL’s prismatic NCM 811 battery proportion is increasing with CAGR of 152.17% from 2019-2020 and its high nickel proportion is further increasing. Tesla, as the benchmarking OEMs of Volkswagen, has been applying NCA & NCM 811 batteries respectively supplied by Panasonic and LG Chem. Moreover, Tesla discussed with CATL on non-cobalt free battery issues and Tesla probably use batteries supplied by CATL in near future.
Comparing battery performance of CATL’s prismatic NCM 811, LG Chem’s cylindrical NCM 811 and Panasonic’s cylindrical NCA, battery pack energy density of CATL is 166.1Wh/ Kg which is higher than that of both LG Chem and Panasonic, whose pack energy densities are respectively 150Wh/ Kg and 153Wh/ Kg. Whereas for cell energy density, CATL’s prismatic NCM 811 density is lower than LG Chem and Panasonic.
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