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Nickel price catches battery, export ban fever. Again

19 July 2019 - 16:06
Nickel is adding shine to the otherwise lacklustre 2019 industrial metals complex, as expectations of booming demand from electric vehicles and renewed supply worries rev prices to a one-year high.

Lithium price: Tesla now sells 22% of world’s battery power

18 July 2019 - 14:14
Adamas Intelligence tracks the battery capacity (and the metals used in them) of electric vehicles sold in more than 80 countries around the world, representing more than 90% of the global EV market.

Daimler renews its confidence in Fives at its Hambach site

16 July 2019 - 14:40
As part of the major project to develop its Hambach plant, which includes the conversion of the existing line for the production of the new Mercedes-Benz vehicle and a new workshop dedicated to the production of the smart fortwo, the Daimler Group continues its collaboration with Fives.

Iranian Knowledge-Based Company Produces Calcium-Based Alloys Used in Car Industry

15 July 2019 - 13:06
Iranian experts working for a knowledge-based company managed to produce calcium-based alloys with applications in auto industry.

Development snapshot: Eight juniors looking to supply the electric vehicle revolution

14 July 2019 - 17:31
While the prices for key battery minerals such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, rare earth elements, graphite and copper have so far been subdued in 2019, the general excitement about the future wide adoption of electric vehicles continues to fuel activity amongst Canada’s battery mineral juniors. Here is a look at eight such companies:

Surge in battery nickel use is more bad news for cobalt price

13 July 2019 - 16:38
Battery metals tracker Adamas Intelligence says electric vehicle manufacturers deployed 57% more nickel in passenger EV batteries in May this year, compared to 2018.

Why the cobalt market needs Congo’s “illegal” miners

13 July 2019 - 16:15
The death last month of 43 artisan miners at the Kamoto Copper Company KOV concession in the Democratic Republic of Congo has refocused attention on the human cost of producing what is a key input into electric vehicle (EV) batteries.

Iran, Syria to Jointly Manufacture Car

12 July 2019 - 22:02
An Iranian sedan, branded as Shaam, the Arabic word for Levant, will be jointly manufactured with Syria, according to a new agreement signed on Wednesday by Iran's Labor Minister Mohammad Shariatmadari and Syrian Social Affairs and Labor Minister Rima al-Qadiri.

Salzgitter AG selects SMS group to build a new hot-dip galvanizing line at its Salzgitter site

12 July 2019 - 21:37
Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH (SZFG), a subsidiary of Salzgitter AG, has launched its “Hot-Dip Galvanizing 3” (FV3) project and one of its largest single investments of the last decade at the Salzgitter location.

Australia govt’s lithium price outlook is bleak

4 July 2019 - 20:06
Despite the lofty expectations for demand from electric vehicles where lithium-ion batteries dominate, prices for the raw material have been in relentless decline for the last 18 months.
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