Tesla Mining News

Tesla fires sound alarms about safety of electric-car batteries

Recent blazes involving Tesla Inc. and NIO Inc. cars in Greater China are prompting the industry to take steps to alleviate concerns from potential customers.

Tesla is turning rivals into roadkill – even in China

Based on March electric car registrations in over 80 countries Tesla deployed more battery power than its four largest rivals combined.

Tesla warns of coming battery minerals shortage

The electric vehicles pioneer is worried about the effects of booming demand for EVs will have on the supply of minerals needed to manufacture rechargeable batteries.

US has battery problem in race for electric car supremacy

But with demand for lithium set to boom from above 300,000 tons a year to a million tons by 2025, mining companies need to grow fast and they prefer to do so in jurisdictions they know well.

Tesla reports first-quarter losses, more to come

Tesla Inc on Wednesday reported a $700 million loss for the first quarter and said it would also lose money in the second.

Automakers invest heavily in electric vehicles despite still-low demand

Officials said their companies are charging ahead with a flurry of new electric vehicle models, citing rising regulatory requirements globally.

Electric-vehicle tax credits get a bipartisan boost in senate

The legislation would grant automakers a $7,000 tax credit for an additional 400,000 vehicles after they reach the 200,000 vehicle cap.

Bacanora Lithium extends footprint in Germany with new licence

The company has secured a second five-year exploration licence in the Erzgebirge (meaning Ore Mountain) region of Saxony, which completely encloses its Zinnwald project.

Global Energy Metals buys cobalt project near Tesla gigafactory

The Vancouver-based miner is acquiring an 85% interest in the Lovelock cobalt mine and the Treasure Box project.

Berkshire's lithium venture may supply U.S. automakers, including Tesla -FT

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc has signed an agreement to allow extraction of lithium from its geothermal wells in California.

Life-blood of Tesla batteries hits supply limits in Andean mine

As mining activity surges, water tables are falling amid growing environmental concerns.

Bacanora Lithium seeks listing of German unit in 2019

The company plans to move forward with the plan only once the feasibility study at its Zinnwald project is completed, in the second quarter of next year.

Tesla lithium supplier Kidman settles ownership row over Australian mine

The settlement unlocks payments by SQM that had been on ice during the dispute, and paves the way for development to get back on track

You'll need 286 pounds of coal to fuel that electric road trip

As electric vehicles slowly become a bigger part of the global fleet, questions about mileage and fuel efficiency are going to become more apposite.

Panasonic Says Gigafactory Profit in Sight as Tesla Ramps Output

Panasonic already makes money on batteries for the Model S and Model X, which it produces domestically.

Tesla shares jump as Musk delivers quarterly profit, cash

The company reported a profit for the most recent quarter but now must show investors that was not a one-time event

NMC batteries dominating EV – sales to reach 63% of global market

NMC cathodes currently account for nearly 28% of global EV sales, forecast to grow to 63% by 2027.

The electric-vehicle future will run on two wheels: Adam Minter

E-bikes would require compact, lightweight, and reliable lithium-ion batteries similar to those that power everything from iPhones to Teslas.

Tesla's Value Sinks by $10 Billion in a Week as Rout Deepens

Shares extended losses for a fifth straight session Monday, falling 4.3 percent to the lowest in more than 18 months.

Markets to Musk: Stop messing around and settle with the SEC now

Tesla Inc.’s plunging stock price indicates investors want Elon Musk to quickly cut a deal with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

China’s Ganfeng Lithium lands three-year contract to supply Tesla

Deal will see China’s No.1 producer of lithium supplying 20 percent of its production to the electric cars maker.

Mercedes unveils first Tesla rival in $12B attack

Mercedes-Benz, the world’s largest maker of luxury cars, is rolling out its first in a series of battery-powered models.

Dyson moves ahead on $2.6 billion e-car plan with test track

Dyson Ltd., best known for its vacuum cleaners and hand dryers, is charging ahead with a 2-billion-pound effort to start building electric cars.

Why battery miners are swarming Europe’s biggest rock collection

Being home to Europe’s biggest rock collection has finally come in handy for Sweden

Tesla's battery maker suspends cobalt supplier amid sanctions concern

Panasonic said it was unable to determine how much of the cobalt used in batteries it makes for Tesla cars comes from Cuba.