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Cobalt
 
Quartz India - October 5, 2017
This year, Tesla’s stock price has surged 66%. And buying shares in Elon Musk’s company is far from the only way to cash in on the future...
version (nickel, manganese, and cobalt). As the price of cobalt rises to astronomical heights, battery makers are working to increase the
Investors are sending the prices of the raw materials used to make lithium-ion batteries rapidly higher on hopes that demand for electric cars surges. The rise comes amid fears that the supply of the metals needed for batteries might not meet the new demand….More than any other product used to make lithium-ion batteries there are real concerns about the limited supply of cobalt, which has pushed the price up 80% this year. The problem: 60% of the world’s cobalt reserves are in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where political instability and violence have created a serious moral dilemma for miners and companies such as Tesla and Apple.
 
 
EVs
 
Yahoo! News - October 6, 2017
PARIS (AP) — French carmaker Renault says half of its models will be electric or hybrid by 2022 and it's investing heavily in...
Renault wants half its cars to be electric or hybrid in 2022
The company pledged to offer eight purely electric vehicle models and 12 hybrid models by 2022, compared with its 19 diesel or gasoline models sold worldwide, Ghosn said.
 
Reuters India - October 6, 2017
PARIS (Reuters) - French carmaker Renault expects a first-mover edge in electric cars and a wider vehicle line-up for emerging markets to...
in electric cars and a wider vehicle line-up for emerging markets to help it deliver a 44 percent sales increase by 2022. Electric cars are
Renault plans to increase annual sales to 5 million vehicles by 2022….Pure electric cars may rise to about 5 percent of global sales, Ghosn said, adding that the forecast was “probably conservative” and almost certainly wrong.
 
Tech-On! (Nikkei) - October 5, 2017
The drive range of the new Leaf electric vehicle (EV) is 400km (approx 249 miles) per change (under the JC08 test mode), which is about 40%......
Though Nissan did not disclose the details of the battery materials, it uses a lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt-oxide-based material (ternary
 
Technology News - Economic Times - October 6, 2017
The company was also considering to house its deep-learning centre of excellence in Bangalore
an easy task.Next question is about (battery) recycling and resources, whether it is rare earths or cobalt. So there are lots of issues we
At the same time, for the world, we need to ultimately come to emission-free driving, and at Daimler, we are 100% committed to that…... Next question is about (battery) recycling and resources, whether it is rare earths or cobalt. So there are lots of issues we have to address.
 
The Conversation - October 5, 2017
China, the world’s largest car market, is working on a timetable to stop the production and sale of vehicles powered by fossil fuels. India......
geopolitics of lithium, which along with nickel, cobalt and cadmium, is key to electric vehicles, are entirely different from oil politics.
Stanford economist Tony Seba and his team push the vision of an electric vehicle revolution a step further, and predict that the disruption will come earlier, during the 2020s…..They also claim that the geopolitics of lithium, which along with nickel, cobalt and cadmium, is key to electric vehicles, are entirely different from oil politics.
 
 
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