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Cobalt is a transition metal between iron and nickel on the periodic table.

Critical cobalt overshadowed by lithium

Replacing this oft-maligned lithium-ion battery metal comes at a cost Traditionally a headline-grabbing metal due to the perceived human rights and monetary costs it adds to lithium-ion batteries... — Updated 9/20/2022 Full story

 
Solid Power’s initial silicon lithium cells to be tested for Ford and BMW EVs.

Critical step for Solid Power EV cells

With the ability to charge faster, store more energy, and be less likely to catch fire than their liquid lithium-ion battery counterparts, solid-state lithium batteries are considered by many in... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Ericsson HERE Technologies 5G mapping Industry 4.0 partner ecosystem network

Ericsson mine mapping partner is HERE

Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company Ericsson, one of the first and leading providers of 5G, and HERE Technologies, a leading location data and technology platform,... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
BMW electric vehicle EV milestone expanding charging network

BMW delivers 1 millionth electric vehicle

Upon exceeding 500,000 electric vehicles – including battery EVs and hybrids – in 2019, BMW Group announced plans to surpass 1 million electrified vehicles within two years. Fast forward,... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
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BMW invests in lithium extraction startup

With its sights set on putting around 10 million fully electric vehicles on global highways over the next decade, the BMW Group is investing in an innovative process to sustainably and... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
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IDTechEx speculates fuel cell EV future

Market and business research firm, IDTechEx, predicts that while battery electric vehicles (BEV) are paving the way for decarbonizing road transport, the hydrogen fuel cell will claim a leading... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
BMW solid-state battery EVs prototype 2030 liquid electrolyte electric vehicle

BMW solid-state battery prototype by 2025

Seeing solid-state batteries as a game-changer for the automotive sector, BMW Group plans to have a prototype of this higher density electric storage technology ready for demonstration in less... — Updated 7/10/2022

 
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BMW secures $335M of lithium from Livent

In a move to secure the lithium needed to power its e-mobility aspirations, BMW Group has entered into a deal with Livent Corp. to supply roughly US$335 million (285 million euros) worth of this... — Updated 7/10/2022

 
Northvolt Volkswagen Group ID.4 lithium-ion battery green e-mobility partnership

VW places $14B Northvolt battery order

As part of a strategy to significantly lower the cost, improve the performance, and minimize the environmental footprint of batteries going into its expanding line-up of electric vehicles in... — Updated 7/10/2022

 
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Northvolt invests $200M in Poland plant

Furthering its ambitions to be a premium and sustainable battery solutions leader, Northvolt is investing US$200 million to build the largest energy storage systems factory in Europe. The first... — Updated 7/10/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
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BMW gets behind 3D metal printing wheel

BMW Group has gotten behind the wheel of the quickly emerging 3D printing technology to hasten vehicle parts development and production to maximize manufacturing capabilities for its automobile in... — Updated 7/10/2022

 
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Quebec invests in battery metals tracing

Quebec has put in motion a plan to establish itself as a leader in the global transition to a green economy – by both lowering the eastern Canadian province's carbon footprint through the... — Updated 7/10/2022

 
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BMW, Northvolt sign 2B Euro battery deal

In what has been series of moves toward expanding its electric vehicle lineup, BMW Group has signed a 2 billion euro (US$2.28 billion) long-term supply contract with Northvolt, a Swedish... — Updated 7/10/2022

 
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BMW sources sustainable Moroccan cobalt

BMW Group has secured a deal for 100 million euros worth of the sustainably sourced cobalt needed for the lithium-ion batteries that are powering its expanding line-up of electric vehicles. This... — Updated 7/10/2022

 
German scientists develop proccess to extract lithium from geothermal

German lithium supply may be in hot water

Scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany have developed a patent-pending process for what may be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to extract lithium from... — Updated 7/10/2022

 
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BMW adds SUV to electric vehicle lineup

The BMW Group July 14 announced the world premiere of its the BMW iX3, a sports utility vehicle that provides drivers with an emission-free option for enjoying the comfort, multi‑faceted... — Updated 7/10/2022

 

BMW unveils Concept i4 electric Gran Coupe

BMW Group has unveiled its Concept i4, a gran coupe that brings fully electric vehicles to the core of the BMW brand. "The design is dynamic, clean and elegant. In short: a perfect BMW that... — Updated 7/2/2022

 
BMW battery e-drive electric vehicle powertrain facility Dingolfing Germany

BMW expands battery plant on EV demand

Growing demand for electric vehicles has prompted the BMW Group to accelerate the expansion of production capacity and staff at its Competence Centre for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing,... — Updated 7/2/2022

 
Tesla CEO Elon Musk Gigafactory lithium-ion battery cobalt mine deal

Tesla heads to the mines for its batteries

Tesla Inc. needs an increasing amount of lithium, graphite, nickel and cobalt for the lithium-ion batteries that power its growing lineup of electric vehicles. With its own rapid expansion,... — Updated 7/1/2022

 
Lithium brine mine lithium-ion battery supply Argentina

Plenty of lithium to go around for now

Half as dense as water, lithium is the lightest of all metals. Because it is highly reactive, however, it would not work to make super buoyant boats. Instead, this metal believed to be one of... — Updated 7/1/2022

 

New all-electric Mini Cooper makes debut

BMW Group is rolling out its new Mini Cooper SE, an all-electric version of this popular urban cruiser that is all about locally emission-free mobility. Powered by a 135-kilowatt, 184-horsepower... — Updated 7/1/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
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BMW batteries electrify Coldplay concerts

Luxury vehicle company BMW Group has turned renewable energy up to 11 by teaming up with legendary band Coldplay as part of their upcoming Music of the Spheres World Tour. This will be the... — Updated 10/26/2021 Full story

 
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Solving the critical cobalt conundrum

The envisioned green future where every North American is driving a battery-powered electric vehicle charged with renewable energy could be undermined by cobalt, a somewhat scarce and controversia... — Updated 9/8/2021 Full story

 
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Is Elon Musk considering Tesla gigamines?

Will gigamines be added to the front of the Tesla supply chain? While Elon Musk's offer of a "giant contract" to mining companies able to supply nickel suggests the Tesla CEO would rather not... — Updated 8/12/2020 Full story

 

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