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  • Rechargeable lithium ion cell for electric vehicles nickel from Giga Metals BC

    Tesla in rumored talks with Giga Metals

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Tesla wants low-carbon nickel from a future mine at Giga Metals' Turnagain nickel-cobalt deposit in northern British Columbia, Canada, according to Reuters. Citing three unnamed sources, the global news agency said Tesla is in discussion with the Canadian miner to advance development of a mine that would produce nickel and cobalt, both vital ingredients in the lithium-ion batteries that power its electric vehicles. These reports have not been confirmed by either company....

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    A potential CO2 absorbing nickel mine

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Long before Tesla CEO Elon Musk called on miners to produce more of the nickel needed in the lithium-ion batteries powering a rapidly expanding electric vehicle sector in an environmentally sensitive way, Giga Metals Corp. was working toward that very goal at its Turnagain nickel-cobalt deposit in northern British Columbia, Canada. "Further to Elon Musk's specific call to nickel producers to pursue environmentally friendly nickel in high volume made during Tesla's latest...

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    Is Elon Musk considering Tesla gigamines?

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Aug 12, 2020

    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 start his own mining division, subtle clues indicate that he is willing to, if needed. Musk says any bottlenecks along the entire lithium-ion battery supply chain, from mining and refining the metals that go into the batteries powering its EVs and renewable energy storage products to the... Full story

  • Tesla Gigafactory 1 lithium ion battery cell plant Sparks Nevada

    Keeping pace with the EV revolution

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Aug 4, 2020

    From mines to gigafactories, it is going to take a massive and coordinated effort to scale up the entire North American lithium-ion battery supply chain at a pace that meets the growing demands of the accelerating electric vehicle revolution. "To replace more of the gasoline cars that are on the road, to benefit from the promise of electrification across all vehicle types and all consumer classes, requires the supply chain to be built out in a bigger way and faster way than... Full story

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