VW plans to be battery juggernaut in $29 billion answer to Tesla

Mining News Pro - Volkswagen AG is stepping up efforts to unseat Tesla Inc. as the dominant electric-car maker with a plan to build six battery factories in Europe and invest globally in charging stations.

New Caledonia agrees to Vale nickel mine sale, Tesla to be partner

Mining News Pro - Political leaders in New Caledonia have agreed new terms for the sale of Vale’s nickel business, including a majority stakeholding for local interests, seeking to resolve unrest over the planned sale.

Tesla gets involved in New Caledonia mine to secure nickel supply

Mining News Pro - Electric cars maker Tesla will become a technical adviser at the conflict-ridden New Caledonia nickel mine, as part of the company’s attempt to secure enough supply of the key battery metal, which CEO Elon Musk has singled out as the his biggest concern.

Tesla boss flags nickel supply as ‘biggest concern’

Mining News Pro - Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has declared nickel supply as a major concern for the company’s battery production, which could impact future deals with Australian nickel miners.

Tesla deployed more EV battery materials than its four closest competitors combined in 2020

Mining News Pro - A report by market researcher Adamas Intelligence states that Tesla deployed more passenger EV battery capacity and battery materials, namely lithium, nickel and graphite, than its four closest competitors combined in 2020.

The possible Chinese coal link in Tesla’s Bitcoin binge

Mining News Pro - There’s a pretty good chance that any new Bitcoin generated after the cryptocurrency’s Elon Musk-aided surge toward $50,000 will be sourced using cheap coal power in China’s Xinjiang.

Tesla hit by battery shortage amid rallying lithium, cobalt, nickel prices

Mining News Pro - In a call to investors following disappointing financial results released Wednesday, CEO Elon Musk says Tesla doesn’t have enough cells to put new products like Semi truck into production.

All the mines Tesla needs to build 20 million cars a year

Mining News Pro - Elon Musk and his merry band of executive vice presidents had plenty of advice for the mining and metals industry at the company’s Battery Day event in September, where the road map to a $25,000 Tesla was laid out.

Tesla teams to visit Indonesia to check on investment in EV components

Mining News Pro - Tesla will send delegations to Indonesia next month to discuss potential investment in a supply chain for its electric vehicles, the government said on Saturday in a statement.

Albemarle, Tesla and Uber to jointly push electric car use

Mining News Pro - The world’s top lithium producer Albemarle has joined forces with 27 companies, including electric vehicles maker Tesla and ride share company Uber, forming a group that will push for 100% EV sales in the US by 2030.

BHP Nickel West ponders Tesla partnership

Mining News Pro - BHP is positioning its Nickel West operations, including this year’s Honeymoon Well acquisition, to benefit from the evolving electric vehicle and battery storage revolution.

Vale in talks with Tesla, EV sector for Canada nickel

Mining News Pro - Brazilian miner Vale SA is in talks with Tesla and others in the electric vehicle (EV) supply chain about securing nickel from its Canadian operations, the head of the miner’s base metals unit said on Friday.

Tesla taps into Piedmont lithium supply

Mining News Pro - Piedmont Lithium has inked an agreement to supply spodumene concentrate to Tesla for five years.

Manganese market fundamentals reaffirmed at Tesla Battery Day

Mining News Pro - Giyani Metals Corporation says it is encouraged by the endorsement of high-purity manganese as a critical component of cathode chemistries, as discussed during the Tesla Battery Day event on September 22.

Tesla’s lithium plan faces stark obstacles

Mining News Pro - Tesla’s plan to produce lithium for electric vehicle batteries close to its Nevada Gigafactory faces stark challenges from the outset, including an onerous permitting process, uncertain access to water and questions about unproven methodologies.

Tesla bets on mining with Nevada lithium claim

Mining News Pro - Tesla revealed its new ‘4680 cell’ at the company’s Battery Day, promising five times more energy capacity and six times more power than previous cells, key factors to fulfill its long-term objective to sell a low cost mass-market electric vehicle.

Tesla joins cobalt group supporting artisanal Congo miners

Mining News Pro - Tesla Inc. is backing a new initiative to support informal cobalt miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo as carmakers and miners seek to reassure customers about ethically mined supplies of the battery metal.

Tesla joins cobalt group that supports artisanal Congo miners

Mining News Pro - Tesla is backing a new initiative to support informal cobalt miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo as carmakers and miners seek to reassure customers about ethically mined supplies of the battery metal.

Tesla seeks sustainable nickel miners for EV battery production

Mining News Pro - Tesla chief executive Elon Musk is pushing miners to produce more nickel as an ingredient of lithium-ion batteries used in its electronic vehicles (EVs) with the incentive of a “giant” contract.

Tesla Congo cobalt deal means millions for sanctioned Gertler

Mining News Pro - Elon Musk may help sanctioned Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler get a little richer.

Tesla kills three birds with one Congolese stone

Mining News Pro - Elon Musk is giving his rivals the heavy metal blues.

Glencore agrees deal to sell cobalt to Tesla for new car plants

Mining News Pro - Glencore will sell cobalt to Tesla for use in vehicles being produced at new car plants in China and Germany, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

How China bent over backward to help Tesla when the virus hit

Mining News Pro - After the coronavirus outbreak caused a nationwide shortage of face masks in January, Chinese officials were quick to ensure that Tesla Inc. wouldn’t be left without.

After dismal 2019, could Tesla-Glencore deal spark turnaround?

Mining News Pro - Annual cobalt production is only around 130,000 tonnes, mostly as a byproduct of nickel and copper mining. Some two-thirds of supply comes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where fears about political instability and the challenges of ethical sourcing combine to supercharge supply concerns.

Tesla, Apple among firms accused of aiding child labor in Africa

Mining News Pro - Five of the world’s largest tech companies have been accused of being complicit in the death of children in Africa forced to mine cobalt, a metal used to make telephones and computers, in a landmark lawsuit.

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