Honda has described “unprecedented changes” in the automotive industry – also known as the rise of electric vehicles (EV) – as the decisive factor behind closing its UK manufacturing plant in Swindon, together with its operation in Turkey by 2021.
While the Honda closure has been seen as symbolic amidst … Read more
By Adam Panayi, Managing Director of Rho Motion.
The topic of electrification for truck and buses comes up more and more frequently when we talk with people interested in the electric vehicle (EV) supply chain; while the prospects for battery powered passenger cars and light duty vehicles are by … Read more
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has welcomed the overwhelming reaction to the US Senate hearing on Tuesday 5 February in Washington, DC, which focused on electric vehicle and energy storage supply chains.
Led by Chairman Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), the hearing was the first of the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural … Read more
The rise of electric vehicles (EVs) has caused upheaval in the lithium ion battery industry.
Before Elon Musk announced Tesla’s intention to build the world’s biggest lithium ion battery plant, The Gigafactory 1, lithium ion batteries were somewhat of a cottage industry geared to supplying a mobile consumer market for … Read more
The news that Toyota, the world’s second largest car manufacturer, and Panasonic, the world’s fourth (or second largest lithium ion battery manufacturer depending on how you look at it) are forming a joint-venture is about as significant as the electric vehicle (EV) industry could have hoped to start the year … Read more
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The year is off to a grandstand start for the Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Team.
Two subscriber only events in New York this week kicks off what will be a defining year for the … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more