CATL to Supply Batteries for Daimler’s Electric Trucks, Buses

CATL to Supply Batteries for Daimler’s Electric Trucks, Buses

Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology, the world’s largest and better known as CATL, has penned a global purchase order to put its cells in Daimler trucks and buses as the firm furthers its supplies to Europe, a key market...

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EU May Get Its First Chinese NEV Next Year From This Tencent-Backed Startu

EU May Get Its First Chinese NEV Next Year From This Tencent-Backed Startu

The first China-made new energy vehicle(NEV) to be sold in the European Union may come from Aiways, a less than three-year-old Tencent-backed startup. TUV Rheinland gave the Aiways U5 sport-utility vehicle the European Framework Directive for...

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CATL Europe Chief Says Company Eyes Plant in North America

CATL Europe Chief Says Company Eyes Plant in North America

Chinese battery cell maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co (CATL) <300750.SZ> is considering expanding to North America, one of its senior executives said on Tuesday. CATL is currently preparing to start construction on its first...

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Ramu sends nickel price to 5-year high amid tightest market in decade

Ramu sends nickel price to 5-year high amid tightest market in decade

Expectations of booming demand for electric vehicles have bolstered the longer term bull case for nickel, and a supply crunch, following threats of a shutdown of a major Asian supplier only added fuel to the fire on Friday. Nickel is now up 65%...

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Tianqi Lithium’s Australia Unit Secures LG Chem Supply Deal

Tianqi Lithium’s Australia Unit Secures LG Chem Supply Deal

Tianqi Lithium Kwinana, a subsidiary of China’s Tianqi Lithium, has landed a five-year contract selling lithium hydroxide to LG Chem. The Western Australia-based unit will sell at least 15 percent of annual output at its new production...

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EV sector will need 250% more copper by 2030 just for charging stations

EV sector will need 250% more copper by 2030 just for charging stations

While it is a known fact that electric vehicles (EVs) use about four times more copper than gasoline-powered vehicles, short-term demand for the metal won’t come from the car industry, but from the charging stations and related infrastructure...

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Rio Tinto’s Resolution copper project in Arizona moves a step closer

Rio Tinto’s Resolution copper project in Arizona moves a step closer

Rio Tinto on Friday said it had moved a step closer to the development of a new copper project in Arizona, one of the few known major deposits of the metal, with the potential to meet around a quarter of U.S. demand. Miners have been scouring the...

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Glencore to shutter giant cobalt and copper mine in Congo

Glencore to shutter giant cobalt and copper mine in Congo

Glencore Plc is planning to halt production at one of the world’s biggest cobalt mines after prices for the battery metal collapsed and costs at the project increased, according to a person familiar with the situation. The announcement that...

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Codelco, Salar Blanco to develop lithium project in Chile’s north

Codelco, Salar Blanco to develop lithium project in Chile’s north

Chile’s Codelco, the world’s top copper miner, has signed a non-binding agreement with foreign-backed miner Salar Blanco to develop a joint lithium project at the little-known Salar de Maricunga salt flat, in the country’s north. The move, said...

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China’s Didi partners up with BP to build an electric vehicle-charging network

China’s Didi partners up with BP to build an electric vehicle-charging network

Didi says it will form a joint venture with BP aimed at providing charging services to Didi and non-Didi car owners. The aim is to scale up the charging network “significantly” in China after the joint venture with BP is established. China is the...

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Cobalt, nickel, other battery metals face supply crunch by 2020s — report

Cobalt, nickel, other battery metals face supply crunch by 2020s — report

Growing global demand for batteries that power electric vehicles (EVs) and high tech devices is set to cause a supply crunch of lithium, cobalt and nickel by the mid-2020s, global consultancy Wood Mackenzie predicts. The firm’s latest research...

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