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Electric vehicle, battery manufacturers looking to invest in lithium mines

Electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery manufacturers are so concerned about securing supply of the battery material they are casting their eye over proposed mines they could invest in, lithium mining executives told a conference in Western Australia.

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Release date: 7 August 2017
By Tess Ingram

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UK to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in pollution crackdown, reports say

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Britain’s Government is set to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040, when all vehicles must be fully electric as part of a plan to clean up air pollution, reports say.

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Glencore Says Electric Car Boom Is Coming Faster Than Expected

  • An “electric vehicle revolution is happening,” CEO says
  • European sales of alternative-fuel cars jumped 36% in 1Q

Glencore Plc Chief Executive Officer Ivan Glasenberg said the rise of electric cars will significantly boost demand for minerals including copper and lithium in the coming decades.

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Offtake agreement to fund EUR’s Wolfsberg project

In a major development for Austrian based emerging lithium producer, European Lithium Limited (ASX: EUR) has entered into an agreement with Shandong RuiFu Lithium Co., Ltd (Shandong) for the offtake of spodumene concentrates from its Wolfsberg project (Offtake Agreement) pursuant to a binding terms sheet (Terms Sheet).

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An Ex-Tesla Exec’s $4.2 Billion Battery Battle With Musk

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European Lithium aims for fast track production

European Lithium (ASX:EUR) has made significant progress in its aim to fast track production from its Wolfsberg Lithium Project in Austria.

Although the main aim is to produce battery grade lithium carbonate and hydroxide to feed into an integrated lithium to battery supply chain in Europe, management has been cognisant of the potential to supply spodumene concentrate to the European glass-ceramic market.

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This Tesla veteran is building a Swedish gigafactory to make better batteries at half the price – bringing electric cars to the people

After five years at Elon Musk’s side, serving as the CPO of Tesla, Peter Carlsson is back in Sweden to start his own gigafactory, with a venture called SGF Energy. The goal is to produce the next generation lithium ion batteries, at half the current price.

It’s about bringing the electric car to the people and breaking Europe’s carbon dependency.

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Demand for lithium expected to triple

Lithium, or white petrol as it’s becoming known, is a hot commodity. Demand for the metal could triple in the next ten years, driven particularly by a rise in demand for batteries in products like smartphones, laptops and electric cars. Only today a group of leading carmakers including Ford, BMW and Porsche announced they wanted to build a Europe-wide network of charging stations for electric vehicles, and that’s music to the ears of lithium producers like the Canadian firm Wealth Minerals. The BBC’s Jon Bithrey has been talking to its chief executive, Henk Van Alphen.

Release date: 29 November 2016
Duration: 4 minutes

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Electric car rivals plan €1bn ultrafast charging network

Thousands of stations to be installed across Europe by VW, Daimler, BMW and Ford

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