The revolution in electric vehicles is changing mining

Mining News Pro - For decades, communities around the world have too often been betrayed by promises that mining would yield financial prosperity and return to them the landscape as good as it was found. Many have ended up with environmental destruction with very little benefit to show for it.

Electric vehicles surpass phones as top driver of cobalt demand

Mining News Pro - Electric vehicles (EVs) overtook smartphones and other high-tech devices for the first time last year as the main driver of cobalt demand, with the sector consuming 59,000 tonnes of the battery metal, or 34% of the total globally.

Electric vehicles are scarce and expensive as pump prices rise to record highs

Mining News Pro - Spiking gasoline prices have increased Americans’ monthly bills to fuel popular pickups and SUVs by hundreds of dollars, leading more consumers to kick the tires on electric vehicles.

Anglo explores PGMs-based tech to simplify hydrogen storage in electric vehicles

Mining News Pro - Diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American, through its platinum group metals (PGMs) business Anglo American Platinum, is partnering with Umicore to research and develop technology that has the potential to transform the way hydrogen can be stored and used to power fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

Anglo explores PGMs-based tech to simplify hydrogen storage in electric vehicles

Mining News Pro - Diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American, through its platinum group metals (PGMs) business Anglo American Platinum, is partnering with Umicore to research and develop technology that has the potential to transform the way hydrogen can be stored and used to power fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

US looks to Canada for minerals to build electric vehicles

Mining News Pro - The US government is working to help American miners and battery makers expand into Canada, part of a strategy to boost regional production of minerals used to make electric vehicles and counter Chinese dominance.

Platinum group metals take another step closer to use in battery electric vehicles

Mining News Pro - Platinum Group Metals (PTM) and its subsidiary Lion Battery Technologies reports that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a second patent to Florida International University (FIU) related to the use of platinum group metals (PGMs) in lithium batteries.

Battery costs fall, make electric vehicles cheaper

Mining News Pro - The cost of battery cells used for electric vehicles has fallen to an average of $110/kWh, making such cars competitive with those using internal combustion engines (ICE), according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (BMI).

Amnesty accuses electric vehicles makers of using unethically sourced minerals

Mining News Pro - Human rights advocate Amnesty International has accused the electric vehicle (EV) industry of selling itself as environmentally friendly while most of the batteries they produce use polluting fossil fuels and unethically sourced minerals.

BHP introduces light electric vehicles to Olympic Dam

Mining News - BHP is trialling light electric vehicles (LEVs) at the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia.

Graphite to 2026 – concerns over supply due to electric vehicles

Mining News Agency - Roskill notes graphite supply concerns hitting the headlines again.

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