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. Chinese graphite prices are now the highest they’ve been for many years.

Chinese lithium prices hit records as EV sales take off; nickel at 7-year high

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Chinese lithium carbonate prices soared in 2021, due to a surge in demand for lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries in the country, according to the end-of-year analysis by Benchmark Minerals Intelligence. Transacted prices in China began to breach the RMB 200,000/tonne mark in November—a historical milestone for lithium pricing. Battery-grade lithium carbonate ended the year at an average price of RMB 250,000/tonne ($39,250), well above any previous records.

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BorgWarner supplying dual inverters and iDM220 integrated drive module to Chinese OEMs

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BorgWarner will supply dual inverters for two premier Chinese OEMs. The project with the other major Chinese OEM is planned for 2023 models.

Chinese steel group Tsingshan investing $375M to build lithium plant in Argentina with Eramet

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China’s Tsingshan , the world’s largest producer of stainless steel, will invest $375 million to build a lithium plant in Argentina with French multinational mining and metallurgy company Eramet. The two companies have partnered before, with the Weda Bay Nickel project in Indonesia.

AVZ signs binding SC6 offtake agreement with major Chinese lithium converter Yibin Tianyi, supplier to CATL

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We are very pleased to conclude our discussions with Yibin Tianyi and to sign another binding offtake agreement for SC6 to a Chinese converter. Australia-based AVZ Minerals Limited has secured a strategic, long-term offtake partner agreement with Yibin Tianyi Lithium Industry Co.,

XPENG unveils G9 flagship electric SUV for Chinese and global markets at Guangzhou show

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Incorporating XPENG’s latest software architecture and hardware platform, the G9 is the company’s fourth production model, and the first to have been conceived and designed from the outset for both domestic Chinese and international markets.

Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: This $800 Chinese Golf Cart

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Having spent a year now writing this Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week column , I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy discovering all sorts of unique Chinese design themes.

Chinese part supplier orders super die-casting machines from Tesla partner, could NIO and Xpeng adopt one-piece manufacturing?

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Guangdong Hongtu Technology (GHT), a part supplier to Chinese EV automakers like NIO and XPeng, announced it will begin developing a 12,000-ton die-casting unit with the help of Tesla supplier LK Technology.

Benchmark: battery supply chain hit by Chinese energy cuts

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Benchmark Minerals reports that China’s ongoing energy shortage, which has seen local governments enforce intermittent power cuts since July 2021, has begun to affect domestic anode and cathode production as several producers were forced to scale back production in late Q3. Hunan and Inner Mongolia are among the most affected areas of the battery supply chain, with the former a production hub for cathodes and the latter a hub for synthetic graphite anode processing.

Benchmark: Chinese lithium carbonate premium narrows as hydroxide price increase accelerate

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Chinese lithium hydroxide prices a saw 15.5% (EXW China) increase month-on-month in April according to Benchmark’s most recent Lithium Price Assessment. As such this has seen hydroxide use increase in the Chinese market and has begun to push up domestic prices, Benchmark said.

Chinese Li-ion battery maker Linkdata launches 26-46mm cylindrical cell family; new heavy-duty electric truck brand

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Linkdata New Energy , a Chinese manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries, launched its 26-46mm diameter series of cylindrical lithium-ion battery products. Linkdata’s fast-charging power batteries are about to enter mass production this year; large pre-orders from Chinese and international carmakers are already coming in, signaling that the firm is well-positioned to supply high-performance, high-quality lithium-ion battery/cell products to the global electric vehicle (EV) market.

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Toyota, 5 Chinese companies establish R&D JV for commercial vehicle fuel cell systems in China

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Toyota Motor and five Chinese OEMs—China FAW Corporation Limited (FAW); Dongfeng Motor Corporation (DFM); Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., GAC Group); Beijing Automotive Group Co., BAIC Group); and Beijing SinoHytec Co.,

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Chinese researchers develop new alloy for on-board hydrogen production for fuel cells

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Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University have used a gallium, indium, tin and bismuth alloy to generate hydrogen, when placed in contact with an aluminum plate immersed in water.

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Tesla is accused of ‘supporting genocide’ for opening new store in controversial Chinese region

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Criticisms of Tesla are mounting up over the company’s announcement that it is opening a new store in Xinjiang, a region of China where human rights groups believe the Chinese government put over 1 million Uyghurs and members of other Muslim minorities in labor camps.

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Roskill: Yahua-Tesla deal indicative of increasing capability and numbers of Chinese lithium convertors

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Roskill observes that Yahua Lithium’s entry into Tesla’s supply chain soon after commissioning—Yanhua Lithium was established in 2016—gives strong evidence that an increasing number of Chinese lithium convertors have gained the know-how to manufacture qualified battery raw materials, suitable for use by tier-1 cell makers in South Korea and Japan.

Mercedes-Benz announces strategic partnership and equity stake in Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis

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Mercedes-Benz has entered a far-reaching strategic partnership with the Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co., including taking an equity stake.

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Chinese EV maker Xpeng teases 124 miles in 5 minutes with pivot to 800V platform

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Chinese automaker Xpeng is the latest to pivot to 800-volt charging architecture, which the company claims will add 124 miles of range in just five minutes of charging.

Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: $2,500 Chinese farm truck

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more… The post Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: $2,500 Chinese farm truck appeared first on Electrek. Electric farm trucks are awesome – I actually bought one from China to use as a utility vehicle around my parents’ sprawling property.

Chinese Kandi electric cars a step closer to U.S. arrival

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The federal government has given initial approval for the Chinese electric car manufacturer Kandi to import two electric cars to the U.S. chinese carsin coming years, the company announced to investors last week. The company, which is owned by Geely, and is known as Zhejiang Kangdi Vehicles Company in China, is publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the ticker.

Chinese-built Tesla Model 3 ranks high in quality survey

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Tesla Model 3 electric cars built at the company's Shanghai factory scored well in a Chinese-market J.D. Tesla was ranked second in quality among battery-electric cars in the survey, behind Chinese automaker Nio, the report said.

MAN propane-fueled ME-LGIP to power Chinese VLGC

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Jiangnan Shipyard, owned by China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), has ordered an LPG (liquefied propane gas)-burning MAN B&W 6G60ME-LGIP engine in connection with the building of an 86,000-m 3 VLGC (Very Large Gas Carrier) for Tianjin Southwest Maritime (TSM), the Chinese shipping company.

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NextSource Materials to collaborate on battery anode plant in Madagascar with Japanese and Chinese partners

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executed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with its Japanese offtake partner and a leading Chinese processor of graphite anode material to collaborate on the construction of a value-add, battery anode plant in a jurisdiction that is proximal to the Company’s Molo graphite project in Madagascar.

ABB electromagnetic stirrers to increase efficiency for major Chinese steel manufacturer

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ABB has been chosen to supply its patented ArcSave electromagnetic stirrers as part of a substantial refit at leading Chinese iron and steel producer Guangdong Nanfang Donghai’s steelmaking plant in Guangdong Province, southern China.

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A Chinese smartphone giant will launch its first electric car in 2024

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Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi today announced that it plans to launch its first electric car in the first half of 2024, and then a new car in each of the following three years.

CRU: Chinese EV sales hit hard by COVID-19 outbreak, but only for short-term

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The COVID-19 has hit the Chinese EV sector hard; CRU, a provider of business intelligence on the global metals, mining and fertilizer industries, believes that weak sales will last at least until early Q2 2020. for the whole Chinese auto industry.

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European metals-producing and -using industries and workers warn of catastrophic impact of Chinese magnesium supply shortage

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A cross-industry group of European metals-producing and -using industries and their workers have issued a warning about the potentially catastrophic impact of the Chinese magnesium supply shortage. Due to the Chinese Government’s effort to curb domestic power consumption, supply of magnesium originating from China has either been halted or reduced drastically since September 2021, resulting in a supply crisis of unprecedented magnitude.

A Chinese company is building a colossal 16 MW offshore wind turbine

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more… The post A Chinese company is building a colossal 16 MW offshore wind turbine appeared first on Electrek. Zhongshan, China-headquartered MingYang Smart Energy is in the process of building the largest offshore wind turbine yet: the MySE 16.0-242 wind turbine.

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Tesla's Elon Musk Gives Much Credit To Chinese Automakers

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Musk says he has loads of respect for Chinese automakers as they're driving EV technology

Report: Apple Car battery talks with Chinese suppliers on pause, shift to Panasonic

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more… The post Report: Apple Car battery talks with Chinese suppliers on pause, shift to Panasonic appeared first on Electrek. This past summer we learned that Apple was in talks with China’s CATL and BYD to supply battery packs for its electric vehicle.

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Chinese electric moped giant NIU’s radical new e-bike is set to shakeup the US, EU markets

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more… The post Chinese electric moped giant NIU’s radical new e-bike is set to shakeup the US, EU markets appeared first on Electrek.

Study finds association between air pollution, coronary atherosclerosis in Chinese population

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The study was conducted on 8,867 Chinese adults aged 25 to 92. In 2015, more than 95% of the Chinese population was exposed to concentrations of PM 2.5 Improving air quality to the Chinese national standards of 35 and 40 micrograms per cubic meter of air for PM 2.5 The study involved researchers from the University of Washington, Seattle; Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences; Tsinghua University; Emory University; and Harbor UCLA Medical Center.

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Elon Musk: software will shape future of car industry, Chinese automakers are most competitive with Tesla

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In new comments, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that software will shape the future of the automotive industry and added that he believes Chinese automakers are most competitive with Tesla on that front.

Toshiba’s Visconti 4 image recognition processor selected by leading Chinese manufacturer for ADAS

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The decision recognized the growing number of vehicles incorporating ADAS functions on China’s roads, with the Chinese market for vehicle-mounted cameras expected to grow fourfold from 2019 to 2030, to almost US$6.1

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Two Out Of Three Chinese EV Buyers Still Prefer Foreign Brands

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The top electric brand is still Chinese, though

Tesla settles lawsuit against engineer who it claims stole Autopilot source code for Chinese competitor

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Tesla has settled a lawsuit against a former engineer who the company claims stole its Autopilot source code before going to Xpeng, a Chinese competitor.

Blue World Technologies signs strategic cooperation agreement with Chinese EV manufacturer AIWAYS; methanol fuel cell vehicles

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During the Chinese International Import Expo 2019 (CIIE 2019) in Shanghai, Blue World Technologies joined partners, German Gumpert AIWAYS, developer of methanol fuel cell performance cars, and AIWAYS, Chinese manufacturer of high-end electric vehicles, in the presentation of the methanol fuel cell technology.

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Chinese EV brand, Xpeng, coming to Europe

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Founded in 2015, Xpeng has found decent success in its domestic Chinese market, having sold more than 21,000 EVs since its first production model went on sale in 2018

Europe gets more Chinese electric motorcycle options, and they’re looking nicer, too

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Just before the world changed a year and a half ago, we noted that a wave of low-cost Chinese electric motorcycles was soon headed for Western shores. more… The post Europe gets more Chinese electric motorcycle options, and they’re looking nicer, too appeared first on Electrek.

Chinese university develops new material to accelerate solid state battery production

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more… The post Chinese university develops new material to accelerate solid state battery production appeared first on Electrek.

Teslas reportedly being stopped from driving on the highway by police in Chinese megacity

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more… The post Teslas reportedly being stopped from driving on the highway by police in Chinese megacity appeared first on Electrek. Tesla owners are reporting being stopped from driving on the highway by the police over safety concerns in Guangzhou, China.

Harley’s electric moped stalled, so this 55 mph Chinese version ripped off the design

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That opened the door for others to try their hand at Harley’s design, and a Chinese motorbike manufacturer seems to have created a pretty decent copy of the design. Back in 2018 Harley-Davidson unveiled one of the coolest-looking electric mopeds we had seen at the time.

electronica-index: 89% of Chinese want autonomous cars

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In a global comparison, the Chinese are the biggest fans of autonomous smart cars with an approval rating of 89%. 71% of the Chinese people asked feel it is important for smart cars to intervene like a driving instructor when the driver makes a mistake. Compared to their Chinese neighbors, not even half as many Japanese consumers (28%) said they would welcome such a development.

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SAIC Volkswagen ID.3 Enters Chinese Market

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It starts at an equivalent of roughly $25,000