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S&P Global Platts - October 14, 2020
Pittsburgh — The Canadian government must strengthen the country's position as an electric vehicle manufacturer by investing further ...
for the upstream portion of the EV battery supply chain will also grant Canadian metal and mining companies an ...

The Canadian government must strengthen the country's position as an electric vehicle manufacturer by investing further upstream in the industry's battery supply chain…"The midstream investments don't make the headline news as does funding for automobile assembly plants but are absolutely critical if we want to connect our raw mineral resources to future domestic production of new generation automobiles," Mell said in a statement…"The most expensive component of an electric vehicle is the battery, which is made up of raw materials that are readily available in Canada," Mell said. "We see firsthand how other countries are securing a competitive advantage with integrated and streamlined domestic supply chain investments."…The critical upstream infrastructure needed to convert Canada's mining output for the domestic EV industry includes mineral refining, precursor and cathode production, and battery cell manufacturing…The development of a cathode plant costs a fraction of the cost of an automotive assembly plant, he added…"Without these critical components of the next generation auto supply chain there is little incentive to keep auto manufacturing plants in Canada over the long term," the executive said…Government support for the upstream portion of the EV battery supply chain will also grant Canadian metal and mining companies an advantage when competing for necessary investments...

EVs & Energy Storage
Unknown - October 15, 2020
Fisker Inc, which is going public through a merger with a so-called blank check company, said on Thursday auto supplier Magna International Inc will supply the vehicle platform and build the electric carmaker's Ocean SUV.

As part of the deal, Magna will receive warrants to purchase a stake of up to 6% in Fisker, giving the EV maker an overall valuation of about $3 billion, Fisker Chief Executive Henrik Fisker told Reuters…Fisker, which is merging with Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp SPAQ.N, said it had finalized a deal with Canada's Magna to build the Ocean in Europe, marking the Canadian supplier's first entry into contract manufacturing for an EV startup…While Magna has built vehicles for traditional automakers for years, analysts and investors have speculated it could eventually build for technology companies like Apple Inc…Magna retrofits vehicles for Alphabet's Waymo and builds vehicles for BMW AG, Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz and Tata Motors Ltd's Jaguar Land Rover at its plant in Graz, Austria…Magna also has a tentative deal to build vehicles for EV startup Canoo Holdings Ltd , which is also going public later this year through a reverse merger with a special-purpose acquisition company, or SPAC…Use of Magna’s aluminum-intensive vehicle platform will allow the Ocean to have an electric driving range of more than 300 miles (483 km) and enable Fisker to offer buyers the option of a third row of seating, Henrik Fisker said…The vehicle will have a starting price of $37,499.

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