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By Shane Lasley
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Tesla buying low-carbon nickel from Vale

Battery-grade nickel to come from Canadian mines, refineries Metal Tech News - May 6, 2022


Last updated 7/12/2022 at 2:04pm

Workers in an underground nickel mine in Ontario, Canada.


Underground miners at Vale's Sudbury operations, a complex in Ontario that includes five mines, mill, smelter, and refinery.

The rumors are true, Tesla Inc. will be buying nickel for the lithium-ion batteries powering its vehicles from Vale's Canada operations.

"We are pleased to have the leading electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla among our customers," said Vale Executive Vice President of Base Metals Deshnee Naidoo.

A Brazil-based mining company with operations around the globe, Vale is the world's largest nickel p...

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