July 18, 2017

Beijing's push for electric vehicles is driving investor interest in lithium and lithium miners. The spot price of lithium carbonate - a compound used to create car batteries - has almost trebled since 2015, and a tussle over strategic supplies might be under way. Even...

April 3, 2017

Near the extinct volcano known as Monte Pissis, high in the Andes on the Chile-Argentina border, the air is thin and animal life scarce. It’s also a prime location for lithium, the silvery-white metal used in the production of lithium-ion batteries.

According to Sam Pel...

March 20, 2017


 - Tesla communicated Model 3 ramp to investors ahead of the capital raise has disastrous consequences.

- The small raise means Tesla will run out of money during a bad Model 3 ramp and make it difficult to get future raises on advantageous terms.

 - On the curren...

March 7, 2017

The world's largest electric vehicle maker BYD showcases the eBUS-12 at Seoul Marina, Tuesday. The eBUS-12 is BYD's first commercial electric vehicle bus introduced in Korea. / Korea Times photo.

The world's largest electric vehicle (EV) maker BYD has introduced its fir...

March 2, 2017

Credit: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

A battery that can be charged in seconds, has a large capacity and lasts ten to twelve years? Certainly, many have wanted such a thing. Now the FastStorageBW II project – which includes Fraunhofer – is working on making it a reality. Frau...

February 24, 2017

The Battery Series is a five-part infographic series that explores what investors need to know about modern battery technology, including raw material supply, demand, and future applications.

This is the last installment of the Battery Series. For a recap of what has be...

February 15, 2017

The world is shifting greener.

And while people have always wanted electric cars and inexpensive solar power, the reality is that until recently, battery technology just wasn’t good enough to store energy on an economical or practical basis.

Things have changed, and the...

February 6, 2017

BYD developed this medium-duty step van for UPS. (Photo: BYD)

BYD’s California truck and bus facility isn’t much to look at – an elderly concrete tilt-up in a mostly still unbuilt industrial center in Lancaster, a high-desert community about 70 miles north of downtown...

January 30, 2017

Mining is big business in Arizona. But, it's not all about copper. Increasingly, it's about metals used to support our changing technological needs, and that includes lithium.

Michael Hepworth is a consultant and shareholder of Lithium Energy Products, a company explori...

January 18, 2017

A dusty village on the outskirts of Ningde, a third-tier city in China's southeast, seems an unlikely place for the headquarters of a potential global leader in future automotive technology.

Yet China's top-down industrial policy diktats - move up the value chain, clean...

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