Electric Vehicles Mining News

5 early-stage lithium plays to capitalize on exploding EV growth

For the past two years the silvery-white metal has been a darling of the junior mining investment space, and for good reason.

Battery production more than a Tesla nightmare

Ron Struthers of Struthers Resource Stock Report surveys the battery metals field and profiles one company he believes could be a new LIB anode supplier.

Move over, Tesla! China holds the keys to electric vehicles

As the world’s largest auto market, China was responsible for about half of the sales as the crackdown on polluting industries has propelled renewable alternatives from power generation to consumer products.

‘Miner's revenge’ is coming with electric cars, Friedland says

Surging demand for metals like copper, and cobalt for use in EVs promises to overturn balance of power between mining companies and their customers.

South Africa's Tharisa sets out 2020 growth vision

Miner announced record output of chrome and platinum group metals, also said it was seeking to diversify into EV materials.

Volkswagen's talks with cobalt producers end without deal

Meetings last week between major cobalt producers including mining giant Glencore to supply world’s largest automaker Volkswagen ended without a deal.

Nickel rally stalls, electric car boost some years away

Slowing demand from China's stainless steel mills and rising supplies have halted a frenzied price rally and are likely to keep weighing on prices.

Glencore sees nickel in best shape in decade before EVs take off

Miner has one of biggest deficit outlooks on back of steel use; firm doesn’t expect material EV impact on nickel until 2020.

Mike Beck: nickel, cobalt, and lithium to benefit from generational demand shift in commodities

Mike Beck discusses the electric vehicle market, battery metal company investments, and battery metal supplies in interview with Palisade Radio.

Cobalt hedging not mining the route for VW in EV drive, official says

"Hedging by means of long-term (supplier) contracts is [] way to control such new issues (of securing materials supplies)," says VW head of sustainability.

Finnish nickel producer, Trafigura tap electric vehicle boom

Trafigura Group provides $200m in funding to Finland's Terrafame nickel mine, which plans to start producing material for electric vehicle batteries by 2020.

BHP aims for more copper, oil; steers away from EV minerals

BHP CCO Balhuizen says while 2017 marks "tipping point" for EVs entering mainstream of metals demand forecasting, in terms of sales mass move is further off.

The electric car blindsides the automakers

An examination of the lithium market and the one company that Ron Struthers (of Struther's Resource Stock Report) believes is in the right place.

Electric cars prompt consultants CRU to explore cobalt sulphate index

Any cobalt sulphate prices published by CRU would be based on traded prices in China, a cobalt industry source said.

Why lithium, why now?

A global energy transition is underway, with lithium-ion as one of the leading energy storage technologies for both handheld technology and electric cars.

China leading the charge for lithium-ion megafactories

As exciting as Tesla's Gigafactory 1 project is, it’s actually just one of multiple large-scale “megafactories” being built – with many of them being in China.

Galaxy Resources: A new focus to meet the coming lithium demand

Just two years ago, Galaxy Resources Ltd. was overleveraged and unfocused.

Can electric vehicles drive vanadium demand?

Solar and wind can't produce power when there is no sun or turbulence in the air. That is why energy storage will be vital for offsetting and balancing use of traditional baseload power sources during peak and off-peak periods.

Macy's wires up for EVs

May 4, 2011 (Graeme Irvine, Editor www.RareMetalBlog.com) - "Nissan is pleased to report that the first vessel carrying post earthquake-produced Nissan LEAFs is scheduled to arrive to U.S. shores April 27," said Carlos Tavares, Chairman, Nissan Americas, at the keynote address of the New York International Auto Show. As part of the agreement, Macy's and ECOtality will identify six Macy's store locations in the San Diego metropolitan area for the installation of two Blink Level 2 Commercial Pedestal Chargers outside each store. ECOtality will begin installing Blink charging stations at Macy's store locations in Summer 2011.