Panasonic seeks to boost Tesla's batteries with 20 percent energy density

The group also aims to remove the contentious mineral cobalt from its batteries over the next two to three years.

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Panasonic has plans to boost the energy density of Tesla's electric car batteries by 20 percent of the next five years.

At the same time, Panasonic wants to develop batteries completely free of cobalt within the next two to three years, says Yasuaki Takamoto, who heads the company's battery unit in the US, to Reuters.

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