Tesla says in talks with BMW over car batteries, parts

November 24, 2016

U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors (TSLA.O) is in talks with Germany’s BMW (BMWG.DE) over a possible collaboration in batteries and lightweight components, Tesla’s Chief Executive Elon Musk told German weekly Der Spiegel.

Germany’s Bundesrat votes to ban the internal combustion engine by 2030

November 10, 2016

The resolution is non-binding, but it’s still a powerful signal. Is the tide turning for the internal combustion engine? In Germany, things are starting to look that way. This is the country that invented the technology, but late last week, the Bundesrat (the federal council of all 16 German states) voted to...

Plans for an electric car charging point in every new home in Europe

October 11, 2016

Every new or refurbished house in Europe will need to be equipped with an electric vehicle recharging point, under a draft EU directive expected to come into effect by 2019. In a further boost to prospects for the electric car market in Europe, the regulations due to be published before...

Samsung SDI to build $358 million car battery plant in Hungary by 2018

August 30, 2016

South Korea’s Samsung SDI Co (006400.KS) plans to invest about 400 billion won (273.62 million pounds) to build a plant to make electric vehicle batteries in Hungary, joining the race to build capacity and tap European demand at a time of disappointing Chinese demand. Samsung SDI, whose customers include BMW...

Tesla cars just got a whole lot better – here’s what’s changing

August 24, 2016

Tesla owners got some great news today with a battery upgrade coming to Model S and X cars with Ludicrous Mode. The battery upgrade will not only give the cars the longest range of any electric vehicle, they also make the Model S the fastest accelerating car you can buy...

Why Electric Cars Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

July 28, 2016

In 2015, about one in every 150 cars sold in the U.S. had a plug and a battery. But mass adoption of electric vehicles is coming, and much sooner than most people realize. In part, this is because electric cars are gadgets, and technological change in gadgets is rapid. One big...

Orocobre CEO discusses latest updates on production

June 7, 2016

Orocobre (ASX:ORE) MD and CEO, Richard Seville, discusses latest updates on production and lithium market environment. Orocobre is dual listed on the ASX and Toronto Stock Exchange. The company is also included in the S&P/ASX 300 Index. As a leading company in Argentina’s “Lithium Triangle”, Orocobre has built the first...

Argentina on the road to change after pro-business Mauricio Macri elected president

November 23, 2015

Buenos Aires: Argentina voted for deep change on Sunday, electing the centre-right opposition leader Mauricio Macri to be president in a decisive end to 12 years of leftist populism, setting the stage for economic liberalisation, a warming of relations with the US and political reverberations across Latin America. With more...

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  • LME shocks market with Fastmarkets choice as lithium partner

    LME shocks market with Fastmarkets choice as lithium partner

    The London Metal Exchange (LME) surprised the lithium market on Monday with its choice of Fastmarkets to provide a reference price for its planned new contract, shunning a rival widely regarded as market leader. Benchmark Minerals Intelligence (BMI) had worked with the LME on developing lithium futures, but the exchange...
  • CEO & MD Martín Pérez De Solay provides a company update

    CEO & MD Martín Pérez De Solay provides a company update

    Mr. Martín Pérez De Solay, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Orocobre Limited has provided a company update to the Morgans network. Mr. Pérez De Solay gives a brief overview of company operations, production, growth projects and current lithium market trends.
  • Toyota to Buy Batteries from China’s CATL and BYD as It Revs Up Electric Car Plans

    Toyota to Buy Batteries from China’s CATL and BYD as It Revs Up Electric Car Plans

    Chinese battery makers Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. (CATL) and BYD Co. have agreed to partner with Toyota Motor Corp. as the Japanese automaker dramatically accelerates its plan to develop and sell green vehicles. Details of the deal have not yet been announced, but the Financial Times said CATL and...

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