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
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 … Read more
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.… Read more
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New York, 1897.
The first taxi cabs of New York City were put into service – pure electric vehicles that were manufactured by Pope Manufacturing Company of Boston, Massachusetts.
By the end of the year, 12 all electric … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
Eye of the storm: VW may pin hopes on electric vehicles and new battery pack design to revitalise embattled brand ///
By Simon Rees in Toronto ///
Ships threatened by storms are positioned to face the wind as the captain down to the lowliest rating brace themselves for impact. The … Read more
- Leading investment bank publishes The Low Carbon Economy //
- Benchmark advises on the lithium and battery supply chains //
- Solar and wind “the new shale gas” //
- Albemarle and Tesla identified as investment targets //
Goldman Sachs has declared wind and solar power industries the “new shale gas” in … Read more
Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk has admitted the company is pursuing lithium deals in Nevada.
Tesla is looking to add to the conditional deal it struck with Bacanora Minerals / Rare Earth Minerals and Musk was forced to admit last night on Twitter that Nevada projects are being considered.
Last … Read more