Category Archives: EV

DOWNLOAD: Lithium, cobalt prices enter new period of volatility as era of EV begins; vanadium awaits lithium ion moment

Lithium and cobalt prices are experiencing a new period of volatility as prices crest from post-2010 highs. Both speciality minerals that are key components in an electric vehicle’s lithium ion battery began to see a downward turn in 2018. The Benchmark World Tour 2018 – the world’s leading investor forum for lithium ion supply chain … Continue reading DOWNLOAD: Lithium, cobalt prices enter new period of volatility as era of EV begins; vanadium awaits lithium ion moment

Benchmark Minerals addresses Zero Emission Vehicle Summit

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s Head of Forecasting, Andy Leyland, addressed the world’s first international Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in Birmingham yesterday. The summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, brought together policy makers, leading electric vehicle manufacturers and lithium ion battery companies, thought leaders and academics. It was also an opportunity for the … Continue reading Benchmark Minerals addresses Zero Emission Vehicle Summit

General Motors to keynote Benchmark’s annual lithium ion battery supply chain conference

We are delighted to announce that General Motors, one of the world’s leading auto OEMs, will speak at Graphite + Anodes 2018 on Monday 22 October 2018 in Newport Beach, CA. Dr Saad Hasan, Advanced Technology Engineer at General Motors, will present on developments in EV battery technologies and the future for lithium-ion anode materials. … Continue reading General Motors to keynote Benchmark’s annual lithium ion battery supply chain conference

A new era for commodities as sustained lithium price run marks onset of EV demand – Benchmark Minerals

Prices of lithium carbonate, a key lithium ion battery raw material, have increased nearly 40% in the last 12 months as a wave of global electric vehicle (EV) production begins to have a sustained impact on the industry. Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s Lithium Carbonate South America (99%, FOB) price – a region which accounts for 68% … Continue reading A new era for commodities as sustained lithium price run marks onset of EV demand – Benchmark Minerals

Plight of the PRA and how Benchmark became the lithium industry’s reference price

Since its inception in 2014, the rise of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence as the lithium industry’s reference price has been the ideal case study for how the commodities publishing industry is changing. Scandals such as libor and credit ratings fixes have brought scrutiny (and with it a police raid) on commodity price publishers. This has resulted … Continue reading Plight of the PRA and how Benchmark became the lithium industry’s reference price

Mining Journal’s Top 20 Most Influential People in Mining 2017; Benchmark Mineral Intelligence gets honorable mention

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence received an honorable mention in Mining Journal’s annual ranking of the most influential people in the mining industry for 2017. China’s premier, Xi Jinping, claimed to top spot with US president Donald Trump, second. Meanwhile Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, made his first appearance in the top 10 placing 7th. … Continue reading Mining Journal’s Top 20 Most Influential People in Mining 2017; Benchmark Mineral Intelligence gets honorable mention

Al Gore’s fund releases EV, batteries and sustainability report using Benchmark Mineral Intelligence data

Al Gore’s fund, Generation Investment Management, has released a new report outlining the opportunities in sustainability trends such as electric vehicles (EVs), lithium ion batteries, and renewable energy. The report uses Benchmark Mineral Intelligence data on lithium ion battery megafactories being built around the world and trading activities in Asia. “The past few years has … Continue reading Al Gore’s fund releases EV, batteries and sustainability report using Benchmark Mineral Intelligence data

Graphite demand from lithium ion batteries to more than treble in 4 years

Demand for graphite (carbon) used as anode material in lithium ion batteries is set to increase by over 200% in the next four years as global cell production surges on the back of maturing pure electric vehicle demand and the inception of the utility storage market. New data from Benchmark Mineral Intelligence forecasts the anode … Continue reading Graphite demand from lithium ion batteries to more than treble in 4 years

Faraday’s Future begins with $1bn EV plant in Nevada

Tesla Motors’ mysterious rival to come out of the shadows in 2016, but what does this mean for lithium-ion batteries at a time when the Gigafactory is set for launch // 31 December 2015 // This article is taken from Benchmark Magazine, a quarertly publication as part of a Benchmark Membership. To subscribe contact info@benchmarkminerals.com  ——— … Continue reading Faraday’s Future begins with $1bn EV plant in Nevada