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Tesla cuts deal for Minnesota nickel

Talon's commitment to responsible mining attracts EV maker Metal Tech News – January 12, 2022


Last updated 7/12/2022 at 1:48pm

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Tesla, which sold nearly 1 million electric vehicles during 2021, is securing supplies of nickel and other critical battery metals as it continues to expand future production.

As the competition for supplies of the minerals and metals needed to build electric vehicles heats up, Tesla Inc. has cut a deal to secure the nickel for the lithium-ion batteries to power its future EVs from Talon Metals Corp.'s Tamarack project in Minnesota.

Located 54 miles west of Duluth, the Tamarack project is slated to produce roughly 28 million pounds of nickel, plus 17 million lb of c...

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