Tesla will supply Mercedes with lithium ion batteries
After confirming yesterday the future sedan, today there are rumors saying that Tesla will supply Mercedes’ future electric cars with lithium ion batteries.
It seems that Tesla is much farther ahead in the development of long-lasting and durable lithium ion batteries than Mercedes is, which is why they opted to purchasing the batteries, instead of making them.
Mercedes will launch its first electric cars in 2010. One will be based on the A-Class and one will come from Smart.