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  • Tesla to become adviser on nickel project in bid to secure key metal

    FT's H. Sanderson: 'Tesla has agreed to buy nickel from a mine in New Caledonia in a move to secure its supply of the battery metal...The move comes amid growing concerns about future supplies of nickel...Nickel is needed for the most powerful lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles.'

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  • DeepGreen to go public via $2.9 billion SPAC deal

    Reuters: DeepGreen Metals, a Canadian EV battery metals maker, will be acquired by Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corp (a SPAC that raised $300m in an IPO in 2020) in a $2.9 billion deal. DeepGreen intends to produce metals from rocks found in deep oceans, for use in batteries that will power electric vehicles. The company’s partners include Danish shipping company Maersk and Swiss offshore drilling company Allseas Group SA.

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  • The $1 Trillion Electric Vehicle Boom Is Just Getting Started

    The Electrobat, the world’s first electric vehicle, could only run for 25 miles on one charge, at just 20 MPH…The EVs of 2021 are expected to have a range of over 500 miles...Many companies struggled throughout 2020 as businesses were shuttered for months during government lockdowns. But two industries have taken off since the pandemic began: EVs and the tech/biotech solutions focused on tackling COVID-19.

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  • Rising EV-grade nickel demand fuels interest in risky HPAL process

    HPAL is the process used to recover nickel...from low-grade, Class II nickel into Class I material that suits lithium-ion batteries for electronic goods, electric vehicles (EV) and energy storage systems...Chinese companies have been ahead of the investment in a number of new HPAL facilities that are under construction, especially in Indonesia. "The health of the Class I nickel market will be reliant...therefore, on the success of HPAL projects coming online in Indonesia and Australia over the next few years," says StoneX's senior metals analyst.

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  • Mining Review Webinar 1 April 2021: Nickel – The forgotten battery metal

    On 1 April 2021, MR are running a webinar that will cover the following: 1) nickel’s role in the EV/battery market; 2) discuss how Africa can participate in mining and delivering nickel to global markets; 3) look at nickel – price forecasts; and 4) examine African case studies – a closer look at juniors already in the nickel sector and finally; 5) nickel processing and beneficiation.

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  • Not just Tesla: Tech analyst says electric vehicle stocks could soar 50% this year

    “In my opinion EV stocks could be up another 40- 50% this year, given what we’re seeing in terms of a green tidal wave globally...This is one of the most transformational growth trends in the last 20 or 30 years in terms of EV, and many are going to play and win in this sector over the coming years,” Ives told CNBC’s “Street Signs Europe” Monday.

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  • Electric vehicles (Singapore) — is the long-awaited future finally here?

    “The only way where EVs would fail is when people don’t see a need to switch over. But in the automotive world, the EV happened to lie at the heart of four megatrends – efficiency, connectivity, autonomous driving, shared mobility,” said Mr Terence Siew, president of the Electric Vehicle Association of Singapore.

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  • Teslas and other EVs could enter a golden decade with newly-introduced US bill (Electric Cars Act 2021?)

    With the Electric CARS Act in effect, companies like Tesla could reach an even bigger consumer market, bringing EVs further into mainstream buyers. Ultimately, the newly-proposed bill has the potential to usher in a golden age of electric cars in the United States. 

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  • Apple supplier Foxconn to build first electric vehicle with Fisker

    Foxconn (the Apple smartphone supplier) has no experience in making cars but is moving to start building Fisker cars in the U.S...It will build on its recent joint venture with Yulon Group, Taiwan's second-biggest automaker, while American President Joe Biden is set to sign an executive order to review critical supply chains from semiconductors and batteries to vital materials for automobiles and weapons.

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  • Blackstone Minerals hits new nickel discovery at its Tu Cuong prospect in Vietnam

    A significant new nickel sulphide mineralisation has been discovered by Blackstone Minerals at its Ta Cuong prospect, part of its Ta Khoa project in Vietnam...the company said that Ta Cuong (and the Taipan Discovery Zone) has the potential to add significantly to its massive sulphide mining inventory.

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