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US automakers increase EV investments

23 March 2019 - 18:34
US automakers this week announced more than $1.1bn in investments into electric vehicle (EV) production plants, expanding on the recent trend.

Amnesty accuses electric vehicles makers of using unethically sourced minerals

21 March 2019 - 21:27
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.

Chinese electric vehicle makers are gorging on nickel

21 March 2019 - 21:15
Battery metals tracker Adamas Intelligence says Chinese electric vehicle manufacturers deployed 253% more nickel in passenger EV batteries in January this year compared to 2018.

Indian Domestic HRC Trades Slow down; Automobile Sales Disappoint

18 March 2019 - 15:26
This week Indian HRC prices witnessed slight increase in traders market after announcement of sharp price hike by INR 1000-1500/MT by major Indian steel mills last week for March deliveries.However dull trades restricted surge in prices in trade segment this week.

Renault to Return to Iran: Deputy Minister

15 March 2019 - 21:54
An Iranian deputy minister said French carmaker Renault SA will return to Iran after it halted cooperation with Iranian companies under the US sanctions.

Classic Cars on Show in Shiraz

14 March 2019 - 20:10
Avintage car show will be held at Pars Stadium in the southern city of Shiraz, Fars Province, on Friday and more than 200 vintage cars from across the country will be on display.

Tianqi Lithium to name three directors to SQM board next month

9 March 2019 - 20:48
China’s Tianqi Lithium, the world’s No.3 producer of the metal used in electric vehicle batteries, will appoint three members to the board of Chile’s Chemical and Mining Society (SQM), as it recently acquired almost a quarter of the company.

How the cobalt market fell victim to allure of electric cars

2 March 2019 - 22:41
Cobalt prices were surging so much last year that thieves were carrying out elaborate heists at warehouses in Europe’s busiest port. Now, prices are in free fall and mining companies are taking the financial hit.

Copper price surges as stocks hit 12-year lows

24 February 2019 - 19:58
The price of copper surged nearly 3% on Friday after stocks held in global warehouses operated by the LME fell to the lowest since 2005.

Europe’s push for EVs a boon to Savannah’s Portugal lithium project

24 February 2019 - 19:43
Lithium miners have set their eyes on Portugal, a country that doesn’t scream “mining” like other jurisdictions, but which already is Europe's biggest producer of the commodity, thanks to the surge in popularity of electric vehicles (EVs).
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