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Tesla secures Texas Terafactory lithium

Will source NC spodumene for battery factory near Austin Metal Tech News – September 30, 2020

 

Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:50pm

Lithium spodumene refinery to hydroxide for lithium-ion batteries

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Tesla has entered into a five-year deal to acquire lithium from a mine being built in North Carolina for its Texas Terafactory.

Just a week after Tesla Battery Day 2020, where CEO Elon Musk unveiled the electric automaker's massive lithium-ion battery ambitions, the iconic electric automaker has cut a deal to buy some of the lithium it will require for this plan from a mine in North Carolina and has begun moving ahead with a Texas refinery to transform the raw lithium concentrates into the form needed for its batteries....



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