Electric mobility

Lithium-ion batteries have transformed our world. They are both light and energy dense, making portable electronic devices like phones, laptops and tablets more practical.

Yet as we seek to decarbonise the global economy – the role of batteries is about to be supercharged.

Around the world, governments are planning to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars, many by as soon as 2030. Manufacturers are rushing to produce vehicles that can do ever-longer ranges on shorter charges, with batteries that work and last for a long period of time.

Cobalt is an essential part of these batteries, which give electric vehicles the range and durability that consumers need. Major modern electric vehicles use these cobalt-containing battery chemistries.

If we are to move towards a zero-carbon world, cobalt will be essential.