Nio intends to mix cell chemistries

Chinese electric vehicles manufacturer NIO has announced a so called "hybrid battery" to replace their current standard 70 kWh battery. While the 70 kWh battery is based on an Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt (NMC) chemistry, the new 75 kWh battery will use a combination of NMC and Lithium-Iron-Phosphate (LFP). The idea is to combine the benefits of NMC (high energy density) and LFP (high cost-efficiency) into one system. This hybrid solution could be an interesting step in the transition towards more cost-efficient NMP-systems.