Roskill: surge in electrodeposited copper foil projects to meet projected EV demand

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The primary factors determining the siting of new foil capacity include proximity to EV battery making customers; a site suitable for multiple expansion phases; locally available supplies of high-grade copper scrap (the primary raw material) and finally, a cheap and reliable electricity supply (the main manufacturing cost), Roskill said.

War in Ukraine: We Need to Talk About Fossil Fuels

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The continent was mostly powered by locally mined coal until the 1950s, when imports of cheap Middle Eastern oil started transforming the energy picture.


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Buffett's Chinese electric car company

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Today, BYD employes 130,000 people in 11 factories, either in China and one each in India, Hungary and Rumania. The Shenzhen manufacturing region, where the company is headquartered, is known for cheap unskilled labor, but BYD’s competitive advantage derives from its cheap skilled labor. Sign Up Login All Posts | About & Contact Us | Get a TEC Badge | Getting Started with The Energy Collective Cutting-edge insight on energy and climate that you wont find anywhere but here.

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2020 Top 10 Countries in the Global EV Revolution

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Tesla’s now-made-in-China Model 3 won the local crown with 140k sales, but the real surprise was the teeny and dirt-cheap WHGMiEV (see the linked story to decipher the acronym), launched only mid-year and reaching 120k, the second Chinese model to score 6 digits in a year.

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Today BYD employs 130,000 people in 11 factories, eight in China and one each in India, Hungary, and Romania. They generate fewer greenhouse gas emissions than cars that burn gasoline, and they have lower fuel costs, even when oil is cheap.

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