In 2017, Australia, Chile, and Argentina produced 91% of the world’s lithium

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Some key materials used for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries are lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, and natural graphite, which come from more than 30 different countries. Other lithium-ion battery materials, such as nickel, have a more even distribution of production throughout the world.

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Toyota turns to Argentina

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We’re used to reading stories about carmakers moving into China and other major markets – but now Toyota is looking to tap into Argentina as it bids to expand its green car line-up. Green Fuels Ltd Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Toyota Argentina Green cars lithium lithium sources Toyota Tsusho Corporation

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Balqon Expands Heavy-Duty Electric Truck Distribution into Argentina

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Balqon Corporation, an emerging developer and manufacturer of heavy-duty electric vehicles for Class 7 and Class 8 applications ( earlier post ), has entered into a Dealer Agreement with Autoelevadores Yale, a leading distributor of material handling equipment and electric vehicles in Argentina.

Toyota digs for Lithium

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Toyota Tsusho Corp, a trading house and key Toyota supplier that Toyota owns 22 percent of, just announced that it would be jointly developing a new lithium project in Argentina with the Australian-listed Orocobre Ltd. From the Reuters post: “A sister company to Toyota Motor Corp secured a lithium supply deal in Argentina on Wednesday that could help the world’s largest automaker keep its lead in gasoline-electric hybrid cars.

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Nissan Frontier Sentinel pickup concept unveiled in São Paulo; two LEAF battery packs

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Frontier Sentinel integrates a host of features, including two battery packs from the Nissan LEAF to deliver auxiliary power. In addition to the two all-electric vehicles, the Nissan booth will feature TV screens and lights powered by “second-life” batteries from the LEAF.

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BYD to add another 183 electric buses to Santiago’s fleet

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BYD electric buses are servicing markets in many countries across Latin America, including Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, and Uruguay. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Latin America

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GlobalData: Global lithium production to triple over the next four years

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High growth in demand for lithium batteries is spurring three-fold growth in mine production of lithium over the next four years, with 86kt of new lithium metal capacity coming on stream, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. Identified lithium resources in Argentina are 9.8

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Roskill forecasts increasing dependence of Li market on batteries; switch from portable electronics to hybrids

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Consumption of lithium in rechargeable batteries by end use, 2012-2017, kt LCE. In a forecast of the Lithium market through 2017, Roskill Information Services estimates that rechargeable batteries will, in the base-case growth scenario, contribute 75% of the growth in forecast lithium demand to 2017, when total demand for lithium is expected to reach slightly more than 238,000t lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE). Batteries Forecasts Market Background Materials

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Equipmake begins final testing of electric bus powertrain; APM200 spoke motors

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In-service trials of the vehicle will then begin in Q1 2020 by Brazilian commercial vehicle manufacturer, Agrale, which will launch the electric bus first in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2021. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Motors

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Tesla And Other Tech Giants Scramble For Lithium As Prices Double

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Driven by the rise of battery gigafactories and game-changing Powerwall and energy storage businesses, the world now finds itself at the beginning of a lithium super cycle that is all about securing new supply, much of which is poised to come from lithium superstar Argentina.

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GlobalData: growing global electric vehicle market will more than double lithium demand over the next 5 years

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Data and analytics company GlobalData forecasts that the demand for lithium needed for the production of lithium-ion batteries for use in EVs will more than double from 26.7kt in 2018 to 58.3kt in 2022. Batteries Electric (Battery) Forecasts Materials

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Uruguay launches first BYD battery-electric buses; projecting 500 by 2015

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in partnership with Chinese automaker BYD Ltd, introduced the first battery-electric 12-meter rapid transit bus in Uruguay and the region. The BYD electric bus, powered by two in-wheel electric motors capable of a cruising speed of more than 88 km/h (55 mph) and a Li-ion battery pack has a range of more than 250 km (155 miles)—nearly 24 hours of service daily for most transit applications. The BYD battery technology also allows for a full charge in less than 5 hours.

BYD the recommended company for Argentinian tender for 50 electric buses

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BYD has been officially selected as the recommended company by the evaluation committee in Argentina for the purchase of 50 electric buses on behalf of the Ministry of Environment. BYD begun the promotion of its technologies in Argentina in 2011 through its local subsidiary, especially those related to electric vehicles and public transport. To better satisfy market demands, BYD plans to build a new local manufacturing plant in Argentina.

Nanjing team develops solar-powered electrolysis process for extraction of lithium from seawater

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the geographic distribution of land-based lithium resources is uneven, with more than 98% of the total reserves concentrated in Chile, Argentina, China, and Australia. Batteries Materials

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Roskill: Chinese companies step up their pursuit of lithium resources

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China is stepping up its pursuit of control of the lithium supply chain, underpinned by the rapid growth of its lithium-ion battery industry building on agressive policy surrounding electric vehicle sales, according to metals and mining consultancy Roskill. One of China’s largest lithium-ion battery manufacturers, CATL, recently acquired North American Lithium from past owner Jilin Jien Nickel Industry. Batteries China Materials

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JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

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2018 marked a record year for the sale of battery-powered electric vehicles, according to data from JATO Dynamics. Electric (Battery) Market Background SalesPassenger electric cars recorded 1.26 million sales throughout the year, up by 74% (about 1.5% of total global sales).

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Toyota Tsusho to acquire 15% stake in lithium miner Orocobre for US$232 million

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Lithium demand is expected to continue growing with the shift from fossil-fuel powered vehicles to electric vehicles (EV), in addition to the steady growth of lithium-ion batteries for electric devices. Batteries Materials

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Oversold Lithium could be about to rally

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The report put the final nail in the coffin of the decade-long lithium rally—Fastmarkets reckons that prices for battery-grade lithium carbonate in China, by far the world’s largest consumer of high-grade lithium carbonate, tumbled 50.31 Batteries Market Background Materials

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Nissan to launch 3 new EVs and 5 new e-POWER models in Japan by FY2022; 100K LEAFs sold in Japan

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e-POWER technology features a small gasoline engine that charges a high-output battery, eliminating the need for an external charging source. —Daniele Schillaci, Nissan’s executive vice president for global marketing and sales, zero-emission vehicles and the battery business and chairman of the Management Committee for Japan/Asia & Oceania. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Japan

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Opinon: Lithium Market Set To Explode; All Eyes Are On Nevada

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While other commodities are floundering or completely collapsing in this market, lithium—the critical mineral in the emerging battery gigafactory war—is poised to explode, and going forward Nevada is emerging as the front line in this pending American lithium boom. Nevada is about to get a boost first from Tesla’s upcoming battery gigafactory, and then from all of its rivals. Without lithium, there will be no battery gigafactories.

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Volkswagen launches new engineer training program for ID EV family

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Plants in China, Brazil, Argentina, the US and Mexico are also participating in the program, which is supported by Volkswagen’s volunteering initiative and local universities. Electric (Battery) ManufacturingThe Volkswagen brand has launched a program—the “Future Electronic Engineer Program” (FEEP)—to train 100 young engineers and skilled workers throughout the world as top production experts in e-mobility.

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Mercedes-Benz Vans launches new Vito in China; unveiling electric van of future this week

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All global mid-size production sites of Mercedes-Benz Vans—in the USA and Argentina, in addition to China—cooperate closely with the specialists at the plant in Vitoria, Mercedes-Benz Vans’ global competence center for mid-size vehicles in Spain.

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Enel acquires eMotorWerks to provide grid balancing solutions and tap into US e-mobility market

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This acquisition enriches our e-mobility offering and integrates a highly sophisticated smart EV charging solution within our portfolio of grid flexibility services, which includes the world’s largest demand response network, distributed energy management systems and battery storage solutions. Enel has installed around 5,000 charging stations in Italy, Spain, Romania, Greece, Chile, Colombia and Argentina. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Smart charging Smart Grid V2X

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Roskill: predominance of lithium production shifting to mineral vs brine, driven by volume requirements of EVs

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Brine resources have also grown, the result of significant investment in Argentina, the nation that has seen the greatest exploration activity of the three countries covering the lithium triangle in South America. Batteries Manufacturing Materials

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Roskill: predominance of lithium production shifting to mineral vs brine, driven by volume requirements of EVs

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Brine resources have also grown, the result of significant investment in Argentina, the nation that has seen the greatest exploration activity of the three countries covering the lithium triangle in South America. Batteries Manufacturing Materials

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Galaxy notes lithium carbonate prices in China rose 17% over last 12 months

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Lithium producer Galaxy Resources Ltd says prices for both technical and battery grade lithium carbonate in its key market, China, have risen significantly on the back of tight demand and supply fundamentals, with current prices up almost 17% on the same time last year. It is pleasing to see such buoyant battery grade lithium carbonate prices in China, which will ultimately translate into higher revenues from our Jiangsu operations.

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Toyota Group Company to Form JV with Australian Lithium Resource Developer to Secure Access to Competitive Lithium Carbonate Production

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Toyota Tsusho’s interest in the project stems from the desire to increase its exposure to reliable and diversified lithium supplies as global demand for lithium batteries in the automotive sector continues to grow. Tags: Batteries Salar Olaroz project tenaments and infrastructure.

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Cooperation between Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance deepening in 2016

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The battery of the new smart electric drive is produced by the Daimler subsidiary, Deutsche ACCUmotive, in Kamenz, Germany. This means smart is the first brand to offer its entire portfolio with both a combustion engine and also battery-electric drive. Production of the Mercedes-Benz pickup truck will take place at the Renault plant in Cordoba, Argentina, and at Nissan’s Barcelona plant in Spain, where the Nissan NP300 Frontier and the Renault Alaskan will also be produced.

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Mercedes-Benz to introduce new Citan urban delivery van; electric drive version being planned

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Mercedes-Benz has greatly expanded its vans business in recent years; the brand is not only manufacturing vans in Düsseldorf (Sprinters), Ludwigsfelde (Sprinters and Varios), and Vitoria, Spain (Vitos), but also in the US, Argentina, and China. Electric (Battery) FleetsSketch of the Citan. Click to enlarge. Mercedes-Benz will introduce a new urban delivery van called Citan later this year.

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Iveco Electric Daily Prototype Begins Testing in Brazil

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The prototype, based on a crew cab Daily 55C, is equipped with three sealed Zebra Z5 sodium nickel chloride batteries. These batteries do not produce gaseous emissions and are maintenance free and totally recyclable. . Tags: Brazil Electric (Battery The Electric Daily in Brazil.

Opinion: Why Lithium Will See Another Price Spike This Fall

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Previous announcements of billion-dollar investments in battery factories by Volkswagen were largely brushed off by investors as deflections from their “Dieselgate” scandal. Grid-scale storage battery demand can easily eclipse the need for automotive batteries.

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Eaton signs long-term agreement with Argentine bus manufacturer TATSA to design and supply hybrid systems

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with a hybrid electric power system for use in buses in Argentina and throughout South America. Eaton matches the system to an automated six-speed Eaton transmission and stores energy in a lithium-ion battery pack. Eaton Corporation has signed a long-term agreement to design and supply Argentine bus manufacturer Tecnología Avanzada en Transporte S. TATSA), a company wholly owned by Consorcio Metropolitano de Transporte S.A.,

Study outlines supply chain challenges for lithium

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However, there are issues associated with the present supply chain of raw materials for battery production, particularly the security and supply of lithium. The majority of known lithium reserves are located in China, Chile, Argentina and Australia. As China has demonstrated in recent years with rare-earth elements, a major raw material for nickel-metal hydride batteries, a country that supplies a resource can greatly affect the country that receives the resource.

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Cooperation of Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance accelerates, strengthens in 2015

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The truck will be built by Nissan in the Renault plant in Cordoba, Argentina, along with the Nissan NP300 and a Renault 1-ton truck, for Latin America. The battery of the new smart electric drive will be produced by the Daimler subsidiary, “Deutsche ACCUmotive,” in Kamenz, Germany.

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Balqon Receives Initial $490,000 Purchase Order for Heavy-Duty Electric Drive Systems From New China-Based Distributor

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In addition, we believe that our relationship with DynaProTech will also allow us to showcase our flux vector motor controllers and battery management systems to manufacturers of electric buses, trucks and automobiles in China. This includes Argentina-based Autoelevadores Yale, Colombia-based Industrias IVOR, Electric Cars of Costa Rica, Mol Transportation Solutions in Europe and, most recently, Km.

Balqon Expands Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Distribution Into Europe With Mol Transport Solutions

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In addition to Balqon’s current combined product line, Balqon and Mol plan to jointly develop an all electric product configuration for on-road applications in Europe that will incorporate Balqon’s proprietary drive system and high-capacity lithium-ion battery packs. In February, Balqon entered into an agreement with Autoelevadores Yale, a leading distributor of material handling equipment and electric vehicles in Argentina.

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DNV GL paper suggests near-term success for LNG in shipping; alternative fuel mix to diversify over time

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While LNG is expected to be an early success, the picture becomes more diversified over time, as more than 20% of shipping could adopt hybrid propulsion solutions featuring batteries or other energy storage technologies, according to the paper.

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Korean consortium forming JV with Bolivian miner Comibol for lithium production in Salar de Uyuni

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KORES ) and steelmaker POSCO has entered an agreement with Bolivia’s state-run miner Comibol (Corporación Minera de Bolivia) to set up a joint venture to produce lithium intended for lithium-ion batteries. The deal makes Korea the first country to do battery business with Bolivia.About 10 countries including the US, Japan, France and Brazil competed to partner with the Latin American nation, the state-run mineral developer said. China and Argentina total 5.4

Iveco brings electric prototype to Brazil

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It is based on a crew cab Daily 55C and features three sealed Zebra Z5 sodium, nickel and chloride batteries which do not produce gaseous emissions and are maintenance free. The project has already attracted interest from large companies across both Brazil and Argentina with the first 10 Electric Dailys to be supplied to Itaipu Binacional and its associated companies. Could the first zero emission light commercial vehicle ever produced in Latin America be the Iveco Electric Daily?

Stanford, UC Santa Cruz study explores ramifications of demand-driven peak to conventional oil

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This highlights the need for policies to direct the transition toward lower-emission substitutes for conventional oil, as is already happening in countries such as Argentina.

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