Tesla Mining News

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.

Bacanora Lithium changes its mind on how to fund flagship Sonora mine

It has decided not to go ahead with a proposed $100-million share sale to help it fund the Mexican project.

Tesla to open Shanghai plant with capacity of 500,000 cars a year

Chinese electric vehicle ecosystem continues to expand.

Northvolt begins building Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery plant

The battery cell maker is working on the first section of the factory, in Skellefteå in the north of Sweden, which will be completed in 2020 and produce eight gigawatt cell capacity per year.

Australia's Kidman Resources to supply lithium hydroxide to Tesla Inc

The deal is for an initial three-year term on a "fixed-price take-or-pay basis."

Tesla delivers bad news for cobalt price, boost for rare earths

Electric vehicle manufacturer has reduced cobalt usage in its batteries by 59%.

VW just gave Tesla a $25 billion battery shock

The world’s largest carmaker will equip 16 factories to produce electric vehicles by the end of 2022, compared with three currently.

Chile open to increasing SQM lithium quota to satisfy Tesla -Corfo

Tesla and SQM were exploring opportunities after Tesla expressed interest in buying "important volumes" of lithium hydroxide from SQM.

Bacanora seeks expansion of German lithium project with newly acquired exploration licence

The Falkenhain deposit, in the German state of Saxony, is located about 5 km from another Bacanora asset in Germany — the 50%-owned Zinnwald lithium project.