Take a look at Tesla’s first battery pass proof of concept

Tesla and Audi are the first two automakers to participate in the Global Battery Alliance’s battery pass proof-of-concept. You can see what that looks like here.

As we recently reported, the Global Battery Alliance (GAB) is pushing for a new solution called “Battery Passport” to the problem of tracking battery materials.

GAB is an industrial group consisting of over 100 companies involved in the electric vehicle battery supply chain, from mining companies like Glencore to automakers like Tesla and battery cell manufacturers like LG. The aim of the group is to “contribute to the development of a sustainable battery value chain by 2030”.

One of the first steps towards a sustainable battery value chain is to understand where all the materials in a battery cell come from, which is harder than you might think. A battery cell mainly consists of a cathode, anode, separator and electrolyte, and each of these parts consists of several different materials that need to be processed.

From mining to processing to assembly, it can be difficult to know where each part of a battery cell comes from, which is important to know to ensure the entire value chain is sustainable.

We reported on this in November a Tesla manager and a director from Investissement Québec are leading the project.

Now GAB has announced that it has published the first proof of concept:

The Global Battery Alliance (GBA), the world’s largest multi-stakeholder organization dedicated to building a sustainable battery value chain by 2030, today presented the Proof of Concept for its Battery Passport at the World Economic Forum annual conference in Davos.

Tesla and Audi are the first two automakers to participate in the proof of concept.

For now, Tesla has only done it for cobalt in a long-range battery pack built in China. It looks like this:

Tesla has been able to confirm that 100% of the cobalt in the battery cells comes from Glencore’s Kamoto Copper Company in the Democratic Republic of the Congo:

As you can see, the report accounts for only about 1% of the battery materials in the battery pack, but the goal is to ultimately account for everything.

you can check Tesla’s full proof of concept report here.

Audi also participated in the proof of concept but went a bit deeper by adding lithium and making up about 10% of the packaging material.

you can check Audi’s full proof of concept report here.

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