Chinese cathode and anode producer, BTR, this week listed on the National Equities Exchange as the company looked to raise capital to fund its latest expansions plans. In June, the company had announced its intentions to pursue an IPO to raise $204 million (RMB 1.4 billion) to fund the construction … Read more
In Tesla’s Q2 2020 earnings call, Elon Musk pleaded for the mining industry to deliver more nickel as he responded to questions on the biggest supply chain constraints currently facing Tesla.
Discussing Tesla’s nickel needs, Musk said “I'd just like to reemphasise, any mining companies out there, please mine more … Read more
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has this month announced a promotional push to increase new energy vehicle (NEV) sales in rural areas through the second half of 2020. The notice will require all local governments to coordinate and publish their own promotional policies, with ten Chinese NEV … Read more
This July, BMW has provided more colour to its battery cell sourcing strategy with the announcement of a €100 million, 5-year cobalt supply deal with Morocco’s Managem Group, and a €2 billion supply contract for battery cells from the Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt.
The company has placed emphasis on the … Read more
Another week, another auto-battery alliance. This time Honda has taken a 1% share in Chinese battery producer CATL as the relationship between the two companies continues to develop.
The companies already had a strategic partnership and supply agreement in place — in Q1 2019, the companies had struck a deal … Read more
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is pleased to be the independent advisor for Luis Arce, a candidate to become the next president of Bolivia, to develop a Lithium First Industrial Strategy.
Benchmark is the world’s leading independent advisory firm for the lithium ion battery to electric vehicle supply chain, and as part … Read more
Highlights from Benchmark’s World Tour East & West and Benchmark Briefing: Graphite Anodes: Building a 21st Century Supply Chain in Europe are now available to stream for free below.
The World Tour East & West lithium specials had industry presentations from Pilbara Minerals, Lake Resources, ioneer, Galan Lithium and … Read more
Benchmark is pleased to confirm the following charitable organisations it has donated to this quarter.
Benchmark‘s charitable giving to date has been internal but we have now decided to make this pubic, explain the rationale behind our decisions and give some profile to the causes we select.
Below are … Read more
Mercedes-Benz has purchased a 3% equity stake in China-based Tier Two lithium ion battery cell producer, Farasis Energy as part of an expected investment for the battery makers $480m IPO later this year.
Mercedes Benz said it was "investing a multi-million euro amount" which Benchmark estimates to be €13m into … Read more
The UK Government has ramped up its efforts to attract a lithium ion battery megafactory / gigafactory in a bid to build a new domestic lithium ion economy with £1bn of funding to kick start the initiative.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson today outlined a UK economic recovery plan, in an … Read more