CEO & MD Martín Pérez De Solay provides a company update

June 10, 2019

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.

Hybrid Pioneer Toyota Finally Unveils Its First EV, The C-HR

June 3, 2019

Some automotive analysts have recently suggested that Toyota missed the boat when it comes to electric vehicles. That could not be farther from the truth. While not the first to mass-market an EV — that honour went to the Nissan Leaf in 2010 — Toyota has been methodically electrifying its...

Volkswagen to invest over $1 billion on a battery production plant in Germany

May 16, 2019

Volkswagen will invest almost 1 billion euros (US$1.1 billion) in battery cell production at a facility in western Germany and is seeking to simplify the group by spinning off or selling units, the automaker said on Monday. Volkswagen said in a statement after a supervisory board meeting it would set...

Tesla expects global shortage of electric vehicle battery minerals

May 3, 2019

Tesla Inc expects global shortages of nickel, copper and other electric-vehicle battery minerals down the road due to underinvestment in the mining sector, the company’s global supply manager for battery metals told an industry conference on Thursday, according to two sources.

Chinese electric car maker BYD’s first-quarter profit up 632 percent

April 29, 2019

Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD Co Ltd, backed by U.S. investor Warren Buffett, reported on Sunday a 632 percent jump in its first-quarter net profit, buoyed by strong demand for its new energy vehicles. The Shenzhen-based car and battery maker, which has a joint venture with Daimler AG in China,...

Orocobre Market Update – Online Briefing

April 17, 2019

To listen to a recording of Orocobre’s latest audio webcast briefing, where Managing Director & CEO Mr. Martín Pérez de Solay discusses the Quarterly Activities Report for the period ended 31 March 2019, click on the media player below.

Sorry, graphene — borophene is the new wonder material that’s got everyone excited

April 9, 2019

Stronger and more flexible than graphene, a single-atom layer of boron could revolutionise sensors, batteries, and catalytic chemistry. Not so long ago, graphene was the great new wonder material. A super-strong, atom-thick sheet of carbon “chicken wire,” it can form tubes, balls, and other curious shapes. And because it conducts...

Orocobre MD/CEO speaks with The Australian

March 25, 2019

The Australian | PAUL GARVEY, RESOURCES REPORTER: Much like the lithium market itself, miner Orocobre has proved to be a volatile beast. The Brisbane-based company was at the forefront of the push to bring new sources of lithium on to the market in anticipation of the electric vehicle revolution. It...

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