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21 May 2018
How nickel helps to power the global electric car fleet
There are predictions the global fleet of electric vehicles will hit 16 million by 2025 and nickel is a key metal in the manufacture of the cars batteries. And, as the price of nickel rises, that could put Australia's miners in the driver's seat.
18 May 2018
Electric vehicle rush fuels optimism at LME Asia Week
Rising demand for battery materials cobalt and lithium infused some optimism into an otherwise cautious London Metal Exchange (LME) Asia Week, amid a backdrop of slowing growth in China and escalating trade tensions between it and the United States.
17 May 2018
London Metal Exchange takes aim at booming electric car market with new contracts for battery metals
The London Metal Exchange will begin offering contracts in metals used in batteries within 18 months to capture the huge opportunities created by the rise of the electric car
09 May 2018
Elon Musk Needs More Cobalt - And So Do We
Despite what Elon Musk claims, the importance of the metal cobalt in the growing electric vehicle market and beyond will continue. Cobalt is a key ingredient used in the lithium-ion batteries that continue to proliferate across a variety of markets.
03 May 2018
Panasonic Reduces Tesla's Cobalt Consumption by 60% in 6 Years
Tesla has given a rare indication of the relative proportions of the raw materials used in the new format 2170 cylindrical lithium ion battery cells for Model 3.
02 May 2018
As Musk Berates Analysts, VW Unleashes Massive Counterpunch
Volkswagen AG said it was writing a check for batteries that almost match Tesla Inc.’s entire market value. VW has awarded 40 billion euros ($48 billion) in contracts to battery producers, double from just a few weeks ago.
25 Apr 2018
Raw material suppliers join Finland battery factory project
Five companies that can supply essential raw materials for an emerging battery industry in Finland have joined a cooperation network that aims to obtain international investment in the battery cluster.
18 Apr 2018
China's electric car boom recharges BHP nickel business
BHP Billiton says China's booming electric vehicle market is fuelling higher-than-expected demand for nickel as it advances plans to build the world's largest nickel sulphate plant in Western Australia.
11 Apr 2018
LG Chem/Huayou Cobalt Deal Reshapes Cathode Landscape for Electric Vehicle Batteries
Korean battery major LG Chem and China’s Huayou Cobalt have announced a huge deal to launch two plants that will have a significant bearing on the lithium ion battery industry’s cathode direction.
27 Mar 2018
Automakers Need A Global Timetable For Phasing Out Internal-Combustion Engines
One thing is clear: A transition to electric vehicles is inevitable, and the best thing that could happen to the industry is exactly what is starting to happen—governments are beginning to set timetables, deadlines against which car companies can plan a smooth conversion to an EV world.