Benchmark: lithium prices continue to rise

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Lithium prices continued to rise in November, with Chinese battery-grade prices surpassing the RMB 200,000/tonne (US$31,395/tonne) mark, according to Benchmark’s Lithium Price Assessment. Batteries China Manufacturing Market Background Materials

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BloombergNEF annual battery price survey finds prices fell 6% from 2020 to 2021

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Lithium-ion battery pack prices, which were above $1,200 per kilowatt-hour in 2010, have fallen 89% in real terms to $132/kWh in 2021, according to a new report from BloombergNEF (BNEF). All prices are in real 2021 $, unless stated as nominal.) This will help to ease lithium prices.

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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. Market Background Materials Mining

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EV prices soar, as one exec warns of market "collapse" if they don't get cheaper

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EV prices are soaring at a non-sustainable rate, one auto-industry executive warns. As noted by Autoblog, several automakers have raised prices on their electric models in recent months. Ford and Rivian have raised prices recently as well

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E2Ws price after restructured FAME-II Scheme & key market drivers 

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E2Ws price after restructured FAME-II Scheme & key market drivers . We have been talking about electric vehicles high prices, FAME II scheme modified & extended, revised EV prices, for few days. Let us now first look at E2Ws price FAME-II Scheme. .

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Why Are Low-Income Customers Paying Higher Prices in Retail Choice Markets?

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For much of the consumption that goes on at my house – coffee, … Continue Reading Why Are Low-Income Customers Paying Higher Prices in Retail Choice Markets? Five striking facts from a new Energy Institute working paper. Consumer choice is generally a good thing.

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Electric bus market and trends 

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Electric bus market and trends . As electric vehicles are growing rapidly especially the electric scooters, bikes, cars and three-wheelers segment and simultaneously the electric bus market is also growing rapidly in India and worldwide. Electric bus market and trends .

The Impact of Gas Price Trends on Vehicle Choice

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Analysis of Recent Market Moves. When gas prices are on the rise, it had a big impact on the type of vehicles that people were buying. With gas prices always fluctuating, it can be difficult to predict how much you’ll need to spend on fuel each month.

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Benchmark: lithium's price rally accelerates

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Lithium price rises accelerated in the first half of September as surging demand and raw material supply concerns combined to push Chinese domestic prices up to their highest levels since mid-2018 according to data from Benchmark’s Lithium Price Assessment.

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EIA expects continued high prices for diesel and home heating oils

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The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects that low inventories of distillate fuels, which are primarily consumed as diesel fuel and heating oil, will lead to high prices through early 2023. According to EIA’s November Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), diesel prices will remain higher than $5 per gallon the remainder of the year, and bills for homes that use heating oil will increase by 45% this winter season compared with last winter.

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BYD presents 3 BEV models for European market, reveals pre-sale prices

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BYD has announced the pre-sale prices for the Atto 3, Han, and Tang in Europe, where they will be delivered starting this year in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany.

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Benchmark launches Li-ion Battery Raw Material Price Index

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Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has launched a Lithium-ion Battery Raw Material Price Index. Benchmark assembles the index using its market-leading price assessments including the IOSCO-accredited lithium, nickel, and cobalt prices.

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LME copper prices at 9-year high

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On 19 February, LME cash prices for copper hit a nine-year peak of US$8,806.50/t. The true direction of prices in 2021 will only be revealed once Chinese traders return and assess their appetite for the metal in March, Roskill said.

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DOE: Adjusted for inflation, the price of gasoline in 2019 was similar to the price in 1929

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The average annual price of gasoline has fluctuated greatly over the past several decades, but when adjusted for inflation (constant dollars), the price of gasoline in 2019 was only nine cents higher than in 1929, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Fuels Market Background

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Benchhmark report: cobalt’s price rises highlight shift to battery-driven pricing dynamics

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Cobalt metal prices (cobalt battery metal, min 99.8%, EXW Europe, USD/lb) have risen 15% from the July 2020 issue of Benchmark’s Cobalt Price Assessment to the most recent data published at the end of October 2020. Batteries Market Background Materials

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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.

Benchmark: lithium-ion battery prices rise for first time in gigafactory era; lithium carbonate major driver

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Benchmark Mineral Intelligence reports that battery producers have begun to increase lithium-ion cell prices following a period of consistent raw material price rises throughout 2021, particularly for lithium. The price has continued to move upward.

Electrify America introduces new pricing structure featuring kWh pricing in 23 states and DC; reduced rates for states with minute-based pricing

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Electrify America introduced a new pricing structure designed to provide electric vehicle (EV) owners with consistent and transparent rates across its public brand-neutral fast-charging network. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Market Background

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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.

Recent trends in gasoline prices

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This brief note analyzes the changes in the price of gasoline during the first 13 weeks of 2020 and compares them with the changes during the first 13 weeks of 2019. The raw data (the average retail price of regular gasoline) came from the U.S. Fuels Market Background

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Copper prices rise to 10-year high, near record

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The price of copper on the London Metal Exchange (LME) rose to $9,990/t on 29 April, marking a ten-year high and closing in on the record high LME price of $10,147.50/t on 14 February 2011. Electric (Battery) Market Background Materials Mining

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Chinese regulators vow to crack down on price gouging as lithium prices rise to staggering levels

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China will strictly investigate and punish hoarding, price gouging and unfair competition in the upstream and downstream lithium battery industry to maintain market order, a government document said today.

Benchmark: Lithium carbonate prices reach record high

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Prices of lithium carbonate assessed by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence have reached new highs on the back of limited supply and sustained lithium-ion battery demand in China. Batteries Market Background Materials

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BNEF forecasts global energy storage market to grow 15-fold by 2030 to 411 GW/1194 GWh

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BNEF’s 2H 2022 Energy Storage Market Outlook sees an additional 13% of capacity by 2030 than previously estimated, primarily driven by recent policy developments. Germany and Australia are currently the leaders in this space, with sizeable markets in Japan and California as well.

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. Batteries China Market Background Materials

How crude-oil prices influence gasoline prices

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Thus, the price of crude oil should have a strong influence on the price of gasoline. However, the retail price of gasoline includes other costs as well. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that in the United States from 2008 to 2017, crude oil represented only 61% of the retail price of gasoline. Refining costs and profits represented 12%, distribution and marketing costs 12%, and federal and state taxes 15%. Fuels Market Background Oil

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EIA: Strong demand for diesel leads to high prices and tight inventories going into winter

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In October 2022, the New York Harbor spot price for ULSD averaged $4.36 per gallon, the highest monthly price since May 2022. Lower inventories have contributed to rising prices in the region. Diesel Fuels Market Background

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Cornell team develops framework for incorporating wireless charging road system into real-time electricity market

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Researchers at Cornell have developed a coupled transportation–power system framework for incorporating a wireless charging road system into the real-time electricity market. Integration of wireless charging roads into the existing electricity market and efficient management of the corresponding energy storage system are crucial for successful implementation of the wireless charging road systems. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Market Background Wireless

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Greta launches 4 electric scooters in India with affordable price 

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Greta launches 4 electric scooters in India with affordable price . Greta Electric Scooters a Gujarat based electric scooter has entered the EV electric two-wheeler market. It has launched four electric scooters models with come with a price tag between Rs 60,000 and Rs 92,000.

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EIA: US ammonia prices rise in response to higher international natural gas prices; up by a factor of 6 in two years

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The US price of ammonia, the primary source of nitrogen fertilizer, has risen by a factor of six in the past two years, and most of these increases have occurred since March 2021, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Ammonia Fuels Market Background

Cox Automotive: Wholesale used vehicle prices in US rise halfway through November compared to October

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Wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) increased 4.9% As was the case in October, some of the monthly increase is a result of the seasonal adjustment, as November typically sees above-average vehicle depreciation and therefore used price declines.

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EIA expects increased US crude oil production, with continued high petroleum prices in 2022

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Despite the increases in production, EIA expects the Brent crude oil price to remain above $100 per barrel this year, according to the agency’s May 2022 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). A high level of uncertainty remains in our outlooks, but we have consistently forecast that elevated crude oil prices would help drive record-level annual US oil production levels in 2023. The Henry Hub natural gas price will average $8.59 Forecasts Fuels Market Background Oil

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EIA: Crude oil demand returns faster than supply, increasing prices and reducing inventories

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The price of US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil is near its highest level since 2014, increasing rapidly from low prices in mid-2020 as demand returns faster than supply, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Market Background Oil

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Cobalt Market Report: EVs become the major driving force for cobalt demand growth in 2021

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The Cobalt Institute’s Cobalt Market Report 2021 , prepared by CRU, confirms the role of cobalt as one the key commodities of the green future, due to the rapid growth of the lithium-ion battery market and a strong global uptake of electric vehicles.

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Will surging diesel fuel prices drive an exodus to electric?

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Australian diesel prices have doubled in two years and look likely to go higher. The post Will surging diesel fuel prices drive an exodus to electric? Electric Cars Electric Transport EV News MarketCould this signal the tipping point for electric utes, SUVs, vans and trucks?

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2022 Nissan Leaf: Price cut makes 149-mile version the cheapest electric car in the US market

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The 2022 Nissan Leaf rolls into the new model year with a significant price cut for the shorter-range version. The base price of the 149-mile standard Leaf is down to $28,375 with the mandatory $975 destination charge—so $20,875 effectively if you can claim the full $7,500 EV tax credit.

EIA expects summer US real gasoline and diesel prices to be the highest since 2014

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The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that retail gasoline prices will average $3.84 per gallon this summer driving season—April through September—compared with last summer’s average price of $3.06/gal. Forecasts Fuels Market Background

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EeVe Soul electric scooter launched in India see price, features & specifications 

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EeVe Soul electric scooter launched in India see price, features & specifications . EeVe India an Orissa-based electric two-wheeler manufacturer has launched its flagship high-speed electric scooter called EeVe Soul with a price tag of Rs 1.4

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IEF, IHS Markit: deepening underinvestment in hydrocarbons raises specter of continued price shocks and volatility

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Underinvestment in oil and gas development extended into a second year in 2021 even as global energy demand rebounded, raising the prospect of price shocks, scarcity and growing energy poverty, according to a new report by the International Energy Forum (IEF) and IHS Markit.

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Best US EV prices and deals in a high-demand market


In-stock dealer inventories of EVs are sparse at best, if not completely decimated, despite a lofty average transaction price north of $66,000. But don’t lose hope – there are relative bargains that price below $66,000, sell at close to MSRP, and are available for delivery sooner than later.

$75,000 Cadillac ELR Coupe Price Was 'Overestimate', Chief Marketer Says

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Now Cadillac's head marketer has admitted that pricing the compact-sized coupe at $75,000 was. Pricing plug-in cars Prices Range-Extended Electric VehicleThe Cadillac Converj concept, a range-extended electric coupe design, debuted to favorable reviews in January 2009. That was pretty much the last time much went right for the car, which went on sale in December 2013 as the 2014 Cadillac ELR.

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As several popular electric bikes lower prices, is the e-bike market returning to normal?


Beginning early this year, electric bicycle prices crept up nearly across the board. Now we are starting to see reductions in prices from major US brands. more… The post As several popular electric bikes lower prices, is the e-bike market returning to normal?

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DOE awards $125M to bring clean energy technologies to market

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million to 53 projects by 51 small businesses and entrepreneurs with phase II funding based on the initial success of their phase I awards, including follow-on awards to support projects closer to market. The Rare Earth Element Extraction and Recycling process employs green chemistry that will enable domestic, cost-effective rare earth recycling to significantly reduce strategic risks and price fluctuations associated with the import of these commodities.

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