LME copper prices hit 7-year high

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On 4 December 2020, the LME cash price hit its highest level since March 2013, closing at US$7,742/t. (By Copper prices since 1 Jan 2020. Copper prices since 1 Jan 2000. By 10 December, that dropped back to $7,712/t.)

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Volvo Penta, TICO complete build of prototype electric terminal tractor

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Volvo Penta and TICO have completed the build of the first terminal tractor prototypes powered by Volvo Penta’s electric driveline. TICO will build a series of prototypes in close collaboration with Volvo Penta.

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EIA forecasts crude oil prices will decline through 2023

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Global oil consumption outpaced oil production for the six consecutive quarters ending with the fourth quarter of 2021 (4Q21), which has led to persistent withdrawals from global oil inventories and significant increases in crude oil prices. In 1Q22, however, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that global oil markets will be balanced and that rising production will contribute to inventory builds in 2Q22 and continuing through 2023.

2022 Ford E-Transit electric van gets $43,295 base price, build configuration details

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The 2022 Ford E-Transit electric van will start at $43,295 when order books open in July, Ford confirmed Tuesday in a press release that also included more details about build configurations and the ordering process.

Canada-based ElectraMeccanica to build SOLO EVs in Arizona

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The SOLO features an accessible price point of $18,500 and is currently available for pre-orders. ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. , a Canada-based designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, has selected Mesa, AZ, for its US assembly facility and engineering technical center.

Roskill: graphite prices still rising on high Chinese electricity costs

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Roskill reports that prices for Chinese graphite continue to rise as producers contend with increasing electricity costs and supply disruption caused by limits on energy consumption. For raw material flake from China, this was the fifth month of price rises for many grades, with FastMarkets IM reporting 94% C grades to have increased by 12% and 11% between May and October for fine and large flake sizes respectively.

Fisker and Foxconn confirm Fisker PEAR production in Ohio; expected base price below $29,900

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Both the Fisker and Foxconn teams are fully engaged and expect to build a minimum of 250,000 Fisker PEAR units a year at the plant after a ramp-up period. The Fisker PEAR will have an expected base price below $29,900 before incentives.

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EIA forecasts rising global oil production will limit price increases

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EIA forecasts production will increase more rapidly than consumption, ending the large global stock draws seen in the first two quarters of 2021 and limiting upward crude oil price movement. EIA then expects petroleum inventories to build in 2022 as production outpaces consumption.

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Rivian has received 10,000 more reservations, at an average $93,000, since its March price hike

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The electric truck maker Rivian confirmed Wednesday that the line of people waiting for its trucks has been getting longer, far faster than it’s been building them.

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Ford F-150 Lightning Pricing Announced


Build and pricing info is now online at Ford.com. Fleet ordering begins tomorrow, while retail ordering opens on January 6

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BNEF annual Li-ion battery price survey finds prices fell 13% from 2018 to average $156/kWh in 2019

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Battery prices, which were above $1,100 per kilowatt-hour in 2010, have fallen 87% in real terms to $156/kWh in 2019. By 2023, average prices will be close to $100/kWh, according to the latest forecast from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF).

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Glencore and Britishvolt to build battery recycling ecosystem in the UK

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It will also allow Britishvolt to assist its OEM customers on their path to sustainability, by offering hedging opportunities against swings in raw materials prices. Glencore has entered a battery recycling joint venture with strategic partner Britishvolt, the UK’s foremost investor in battery cell technologies and R&D. The joint venture will develop an ecosystem for battery recycling in the UK.

Plug Power to build largest green hydrogen production facility on US west coast; 30 tonnes of LH2 per day

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When fully built, the network of plants in the US will offer transportation fuel to customers that is price-competitive with diesel, the company said. Plug Power is expanding its green hydrogen ecosystem to the US west coast with the construction of a new production facility in Fresno County, California. Green hydrogen is produced through the electrolysis of water with electricity generated from zero-carbon sources; only oxygen is emitted during the process.

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence: The west needs to build LFP battery capacity for the technology to go global

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In addition, rising lithium carbonate prices are adding to the costs of LFP batteries. Benchmark’s Lithium Carbonate, Battery Grade, EXW China price exceeded $40/kg or $40,000/tonne for first time last month. Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s latest Lithium Price Assessment on 31 December 2021 saw the high point of its lithium carbonate price range within China reach $41,925/tonne. on prices a year prior.

Stora Enso building €10M pilot plant to produce hard carbon from lignin; electrode materials

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Stora Enso is investing €10 million to build a pilot facility for producing bio-based carbon materials based on lignin. Lignin is one of the main building blocks of a tree. With the pilot facility we will continue to build on our long-term work in extracting lignin from biomass to create more value from it. We will target the rapidly growing battery market in which companies are looking for high-quality, attractively priced and sustainable materials.

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GM, Honda announce new partnership to build affordable electric vehicles


By 2027, GM and Honda plan to launch low-priced and affordable electric options, including compact crossover vehicles, officials said. Honda is developing in-house EV technology and plans to begin building electric cars after the GM-produced models are released in 2024.

Phillips 66 taking 16% stake in synthetic graphite supplier NOVONIX; building US-based battery supply chain

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Under the terms of the agreement, Phillips 66 will subscribe for 77,962,578 ordinary shares of NOVONIX for a total purchase price of US$150 million. This investment is driven by Phillips 66’s Emerging Energy organization, which is tasked with building a lower-carbon business platform. Phillips 66 has entered into an agreement to acquire a 16% stake in NOVONIX Limited, an Australia-based company that develops and supplies synthetic graphite materials for lithium-ion battery anodes.

CATL to build new $280M, 80 tpy LFP cathode materials plant in China

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China-based battery maker CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd) and its subsidiary Shenzhen Dynanonic signed an agreement with Jiang’an county government (located in south-west China’s Sichuan province) to build a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode materials plant with a production capacity of 80 tpy. Roskill attributes a wider use of LFP in EVs partly to technology improvements, boosting driving ranges of EVs, coupled with price competitiveness and safety benefits.

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KORE to build 12 GWh lithium-ion battery factory in Arizona


KORE Power is now ready to build the first lithium-ion battery factory wholly owned by a US company. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. The post KORE to build 12 GWh lithium-ion battery factory in Arizona appeared first on Electrek.

EGEB: Thailand builds a huge floating hydro-solar farm


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Thailand is building one of the world’s largest floating hydro-solar farms. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes.

All four Tesla Models receive late-night price increases


On Friday, all four Tesla Models received late-night price increases, ranging from $2,000 for the Model Y Long Range and Model 3 Standard Range+ to $5,000 for the Model S and Model X Long Range configurations.

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Nornickel, Rosatom and FESRC to design and build LNG-icebreaker to escort Nornickel ships along Northern Sea Route

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The parties will also consider a joint project to build a new icebreaker as an alternative to a Taymyr/Vaygach type icebreaker due for retirement, while also discussing an opportunity to create a port icebreaker fleet to replace the Dudinka port icebreaker owned by Nornickel.

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Rivian reaffirms ~25K production goal for 2022, reports solid demand despite price increase


Preorders and Prices. Rivian also noted that it received 10,000 R1 preorders in the US and Canada, despite raising prices. The average price for an R1 vehicle is over $93,000. Preorder holders can save specific configurations when their build slot’s date is closer.

GM and POSCO Chemical to build new N America factory to process cathode active material for Ultium batteries

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We are building a sustainable and resilient North America-focused supply chain for EVs covering the entire ecosystem from raw materials to battery cell manufacturing and recycling. The new facility will supply the Ultium Cells LLC facilities GM and LG Energy Solution are building in Lordstown, Ohio and Spring Hill, Tennessee. POSCO Group is building a strong value chain across battery business from raw materials to battery recycling.

UC Irvine analysis finds renewable hydrogen sector could reach price parity with conventional fuel by mid- to late 2020s

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The study concludes that, with appropriate policy support, the renewable hydrogen sector can reach self-sustainability (price point at parity with conventional fuel on a fuel-economy adjusted basis) by the mid- to late-2020s.

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Saudis Expand Price War Downstream

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The gross refining margin is nothing but the difference between the value of the refined products and price of the crude oil. In case of Saudi Arabia, the price of crude oil would be extremely low. Is Saudi Arabia likely to win a potential price war against Asian producers of diesel? million barrels of low-sulphur diesel to Asian and European markets, the Saudis are directly competing with Asian refiners, potentially sparking a price war.

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Rising gas prices influence Tesla and electric car purchases: survey


There’s the specs, the range, and the company that is building the vehicle. As the results of a March 2021 survey shows, rising gas prices are also an apparent factor for consumers when they are deciding to purchase an electric vehicle. .

Lunaz to begin production of electric classic Range Rovers; prices begin at £245,000 excluding local taxes

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Prices for classic electric Range Rovers by Lunaz start at £245,000 (US$329,000) excluding local taxes. Every car by Lunaz represents an individual customer build.

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NIU unveils new electric scooters & bikes at EICMA 

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It is available in 4 different colours and comes with a price tag of €4,999 which includes 3 years of connectivity and app services. It provides a range of 100 kilometres and a top speed of 25 km/h and the expected price is under €1,500. The NQi GTS will be priced at €3,999.

Companies Vie to Build NASA’s Next Communications Network

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Economy of scale and competition have brought prices down dramatically.

EV Charging in Commercial and Industrial Buildings


This growth is creating new business opportunities for commercial and industrial building owners who can meet EV driver needs for charging during the day while they are at work or visiting shopping malls, restaurants, and other commercial and industrial (C&I) destinations.

Tesla In Russia, 2016 Land Rover Diesels Priced, China Builds 25,000 Green Cars: Today's Car News

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Today, we have Tesla love from Russia, pricing information for the 2016 Land Rover diesel models, and a report that China is building electric cars and plug-in hybrids at rates exceeding those of the U.S. and Japan. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Find out why Russian plutocrats love the Tesla Model S, and why Tesla probably won't start. Today in Car News

EGEB: KORE to build 12 GWh lithium-ion battery factory in Arizona


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): KORE Power will build the first lithium-ion battery factory wholly owned by a US company. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes.

First drive review: 2022 Polestar 2 single motor beats Tesla on build quality, remixes priorities

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Suddenly there’s an attractive, premium, reasonably priced, electric car that doesn’t have a Tesla badge. The question is whether that matters and what concessions—or advantages—that brings with it.

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Rivian backtracks price increase on all R1T, R1S preorders before March 1


Rivian said on Thursday morning that it would honor all preorder pricing on orders for its R1T and R1S all-electric vehicles placed on or before March 1. The decision comes just two days after Rivian placed a series of hefty price increases to its vehicles.

Tesla tells customers it will not honor retroactive Full Self-Driving pricing


Tesla is communicating to customers who have ordered now-discontinued variants of vehicles that it will not honor retroactive pricing of the Full Self-Driving suite to when they reserved their vehicle. “I tried to update the design, but the price jumped $20,000!

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Rio Tinto to build first solar plant in Western Australia to power iron ore mine; 12 MWh Li-ion system

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Complementing it will be a new 12 MWh battery energy storage system in Tom Price that will provide spinning reserve generating capacity to support a stable and reliable network.

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EGEB: GM plans to invest $1 billion in its Mexico site to build electric vehicles


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): GM says it plans to invest $1 billion in a plant in Mexico to build electric vehicles. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes.

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CES: Fisker Ocean gets a $37,499 price tag, but still no word on batteries or build site

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Henrik Fisker's latest startup vehicle brand took to the pre-CES scrum Sunday with what it says is a production version of the Ocean crossover. What Fisker hasn't confirmed yet are where the Ocean will be built, or which company will supply the batteries to provide its 300-mile electric range.

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Volvo plug-in hybrids, Cadillac Lyriq production, Mach-E demand, Tesla prices up again, The Week in Reverse

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Which carmaker announced plans to build its own charging network? Tesla has raised prices again, with base prices this time hiked $2,000 to $12,500, depending on the. Which carmaker is planning for a Starbucks at every stop?

Transportation Sec. Buttigieg: Buy an EV and ‘never worry about gas prices again’


Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said earlier today during an interview on MSNBC that those who purchase electric vehicles will “never have to worry about gas prices again,” as fees at the pump have continued to rise over the past year.

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EGEB: Ireland to build the Atlantic’s first floating offshore wind farm


Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. more… The post EGEB: Ireland to build the Atlantic’s first floating offshore wind farm appeared first on Electrek.

Polestar announces pricing for 2023 Polestar 2, along with numerous improvements


Polestar announced pricing for the 2023 Polestar 2, which will start at below $50,000 before any rebates or federal tax incentives. Tesla was amongst the first EV manufacturers to utilize the heat pump in early builds of the Model Y. The Plus pack adds $4,200 to the vehicle price.

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