Tesla will build a lithium hydroxide chemical plant in Texas in what is the first move by an automotive company into lithium chemical production, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence can confirm.
The EV maker will build a spodumene conversion facility adjacent to the Terafactory / Gigafactory 5 in Austin, Texas in what has a typically aggressive start up target of Q4 2022.
This adds to Tesla's plans to build a cathode facility in Texas in what Elon Musk describes as "part of our cell production plan".
It also adds to news from the CEO's Twitter yesterday that: "We are . . .