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Tesla’s quest for battery cell superiority continues

Tesla’s battery cell journey continues after Elon Musk confirmed Tesla’s new 4680 cylindrical cell format at Tesla’s Battery Day, also confirming that in-house production was already underway at the company’s pilot plant in Fremont.

This marks a significant point in Tesla’s battery strategy as it moves into direct battery production, … Read more

Benchmark launches upgraded Graphite Price Index

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, the lithium-ion supply chain’s leading Price Reporting Agency (PRA), is pleased to announce that it has launched an upgraded flake graphite price index on the back of the addition of new domestic Chinese prices which were launched in February 2020.

Prices now included in the graphite … Read more

China’s SRB reignites cobalt stockpiling

China’s State Reserve Bureau (SRB) is undertaking a significant purchase of cobalt as the Chinese government establishes a stockpile ahead of an expected uptick in cobalt prices, according to Benchmark sources.

While there has been no official confirmation, Benchmark understands that the tender process is ongoing and we expect purchase … Read more