• Why Elon Musk and Tesla are banking on a Minnesota nickel mine0

    As automakers around the world set bold targets for vehicle electrification, many in the industry are looking to nickel — an integral component of most lithium ion batteries — as a major hurdle. While there’s enough nickel in the ground to support a major EV ramp up, there are not enough planned mining projects or

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  • Tesla inks deal to get key battery component outside China0

    Tesla fast charging stations (Superchargers) are located in a parking lot. Philipp Schulze | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Tesla is turning to Mozambique for a key component in its electric car batteries in what analysts believe is a first-of-its-kind deal designed to reduce its dependence on China for graphite. Elon Musk’s company signed an agreement last

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  • Why a coup in Guinea was felt around the world0

    A coup in mineral-rich Guinea has rattled markets and disrupted mining operations beyond West Africa. The coastal country boasts some of the world’s largest reserves of many minerals, including bauxite and iron ore. The military’s overthrow of Guinea’s long-serving president, Alpha Conde, has added further pressure to already strained supply chains. A coup that took

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