Lithium – In an article published this morning, Industrial Minerals' Simon Moores states that Tesla Motors Inc.'s (NASDAQ:TSLA) planned $5-billion lithium-ion battery "gigafactory" could increase natural graphite demand by 37 percent by 2020.
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Cobalt – Global Cobalt Corp. (TSXV:GCO) reported that Tesla Motors Inc.'s (NASDAQ:TSLA) planned GigaFactory, which is set to be the biggest battery factory in the world, will be positive for cobalt demand.
Lithium – Bloomberg reported that according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS), the battery factory that Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) is planning may require up to 17 percent of current lithium output. That's good news for the lithium market, which is currently facing oversupply.
Lithium – When you find yourself in the driver's seat of cutting edge innovation, the motivation to take it one step further will undoubtedly call your name'
Lithium – Boeing’s Dreamliner battery woes are casting a dark shadow on both lithium batteries and the electric car industry. However, most electric car makers use lithium-manganese batteries, which are considered much safer in terms of thermal stability.
Lithium – The question is not one of absolute feasibility; the question is one of economics and performance in the sense that how much more might it cost you to avoid lithium and REEs, and how much poorer performance will the resulting vehicle have.
Lithium – FMC recently announced that Umicore will be acquiring a series of product and process patents covering “high end active cathode materials." The market responded strongly to the news release sending FMC share prices climbing on relatively large trading volumes.
Nickel – Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) announced that it has launched a program through which their battery packs can be recycled.