Tesla Battery Day: A Travel Diary — Day #3: A Bunch Of Crazy Engineers *Update* Video Added

Credit to Author: Alex Voigt| Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 18:20:53 +0000

To hold an event with a large number of people in the time of the most severe pandemic the world has seen may not sound like a good idea, and some have been asking why do it at all. But it was a great idea

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The Secret of Tesla Battery Day

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 05:21:21 +0000

For years, in discussions about future batteries, fanboys have touted the big breakthrough that would make batteries better, cheaper, safer, lighter, etc. — as if touched by a magic want. That is not how progress in science or engineering is made. It is always the dwarf standing on the giant’s shoulders that sees new possibilities beyond the old horizons

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Tesla May Buy Low-Carbon Nickel From Canada’s Giga Metals, Reuters Reports

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 03:27:08 +0000

It’s been reported in the past few days that Canadian miner Giga Metals may supply Tesla with low-carbon nickel, and that Tesla could even help with the development of a mine in some way (which could simply mean helping to finance the project)

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Lithium & Nickel & Tesla, Oh My!

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 14:50:38 +0000

Last week, I sat down with Rodney Hooper and Howard Klein for another chat about nickel and lithium mining, electric vehicle batteries, Tesla, the electric vehicle transition, and a few other matters

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Is Nickel The New Gold? Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Comments Inspire Interest In Nickel

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 02:11:48 +0000

In the popular imagination, lithium is the element that powers EVs. However, as Elon Musk has pointed out, the term “lithium-ion batteries” is something of a misnomer, because they don’t really contain that much lithium. However, meeting the expected surge in demand for element #28 may not be so easy, because of various supply-side issues. In a recent interview with Kitco News, Michael Beck, Managing Director at Regent Advisors, said he sees something of a “perfect storm” brewing in the nickel trade

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CEO Of DeepGreen Metals Talks Mining Nickel From The Seafloor — CleanTechnica Interview

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2020 16:53:08 +0000

DeepGreen is a deep-sea mining company with a vision of a zero-carbon, circular economy. Its goal is to source metals with the least environmental and societal impact

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Dear Mr. Elon Musk: A Letter From Russian Indigenous Peoples About Nickel Mining Pollution

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 01:24:01 +0000

A network of independent experts, activists, leaders, and organizations of Russian indigenous peoples has called on Tesla CEO Elon Musk to boycott a Russian mining company until it meets specific ecologically-sound conditions. The letter to Musk acknowledges that Nornickel is an international leader in nickel production but is “also a global leader in environmental pollution.”

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The EV Battery Metal Index

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 22:34:21 +0000

While many may think of lithium, cobalt, and maybe now nickel when they think of Tesla batteries, there are a lot more components that go into the creation of an electric vehicle’s battery. Mining.com earlier this year launched its EV Battery Metals Index to specifically measure the value of metals that are used in batteries

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The Battery & Mining Catch-22 Threatening The EV Revolution

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 06:16:05 +0000

Electric vehicles need batteries, and it takes one or two years to get a battery production plant up and running. However, something that is often forgotten is that you don’t make batteries out of thin air

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Tesla’s Lithium & Nickel Sourcing — Australia? Bolivia? China?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2020 11:10:37 +0000

Following some of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s comments regarding battery production during the quarterly Tesla conference call for shareholders last week, I decided to have two long conversations with Howard Klein and Rodney Hooper of RK Equity about the EV battery production and mining industries

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