Will Tesla’s $1B Investment In Australian Minerals Inspire Australia To Start Refining Its Own Lithium With Renewables

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 03:59:24 +0000

Recently, Tesla announced that it was going to spend $1 billion or more on Australian minerals, and Tesla’s Chair Robyn Denholm shared some interesting information about how her home country processes lithium. It doesn’t. It sends the lithium over to China to be refined, which isn’t good for the environment since China’s grid is still […]

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Tesla Consumed More Lithium Than BYD, VW, Renault, & Audi Combined In 2020

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 04:32:11 +0000

According to data from Adamas Intelligence, Tesla went Pac-Man on lithium in 2020. This is actually to be expected, as Tesla was the leading seller of electric vehicles by a wide margin. The email noted that in 2020, Tesla deployed 18,700 tonnes of LCE (lithium carbonate equivalent) onto roads globally in the batteries of its […]

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The EV Battery Supply Chain & Pricing — Nickel, Cobalt, & Lithium Trends (Part 2)

Credit to Author: Winter Wilson| Date: Sat, 06 Feb 2021 19:49:37 +0000

In the second half of this CleanTech Talk podcast interview, CleanTechnica CEO Zach Shahan continues his talk with Caspar Rawles, Head of Price Assessments at Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, to delve into the battery supply chain. You can listen to the full conversation in the embedded player below. Below that embedded SoundCloud player is a brief summarization […]

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The EV Battery Supply Chain & Pricing — Lithium, Nickel, & Cobalt Trends (Part 1)

Credit to Author: Winter Wilson| Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 11:30:17 +0000

In the first half of this CleanTech Talk podcast interview, CleanTechnica CEO Zach Shahan sits down with Caspar Rawles, Head of Price Assessments at Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, to discuss the battery supply chain.

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Tesla Gets 5-Year Lithium Hydroxide Deal With China’s Yahua

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2020 18:22:03 +0000

We’ve written at length about the vast need for lithium if the electric vehicle market is going to keep growing at the pace it’s been growing at. Lithium is abundant on Earth, but it takes years to set up lithium mines and manufacturing facilities to get that lithium ready for use in a battery, so it’s not a resource issue, but rather a business and investment issue

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Tesla Officially Enters The Mining Business

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:27:43 +0000

One of the many details revealed at Tesla’s Battery Day event yesterday was that it’s planning to build its own cathode factory here in North America

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Lithium For Tesla Battery Uses Less Water Than 11 Avocados

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2020 06:00:33 +0000

Let’s talk about lithium production. Lithium is the first member of the alkali metal family — elements that make up Group 1 (IA) of the periodic table. Lithium is also the least dense of all of the metals in its group, with a density of about half that of water. It has many uses, including in batteries

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