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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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 .

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'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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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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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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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

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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EIA: Energy prices rose more than other commodities in 2021; up 59% over the year

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Energy prices used in the S&P Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI) ended 2021 59% higher than the first trading day of the year, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). The GSCI is a commodity index that tracks the performance of global commodities markets.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Manheim: Wholesale used vehicle prices continue record-setting surge

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Wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) increased 4.65% month-over-month in May, according to Manheim. On a year-over-year basis, all major market segments saw seasonally adjusted price increases in May. Market Background Sales

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Trailing price hikes on new Teslas, prices on used Tesla models have soared

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Prices of used Tesla electric cars have soared according to a new report from battery analysis firm Recurrent. Average prices

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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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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. Forecasts Market Background Oil

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Average price of new light trucks in 2019 was 43% higher than average price of new cars

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Prices for new light trucks—pickups, vans, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs)— averaged 43% more than new cars in 2019. From 1990 to 1995, cars had a higher average price than light trucks. Price data are adjusted for inflation (constant 2019 dollars).

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Kelley Blue Book: average new-vehicle prices in US up 5.4% in May y-o-y; average EV price down 10.8%

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The estimated average transaction price for a light vehicle in the United States was $41,263 in May 2021, according to the analysts at Kelley Blue Book. New-vehicle prices increased $2,125 (up 5.4%) from May 2020, while increasing $493 (up 1.2%) from April 2021. The third and fourth highest-priced models within the segment include the GMC Yukon XL ($79,695) and Yukon ($77,031), both priced substantially above the industry and segment average. May 2021 Avg Price*.

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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.

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.

Dutch report suggests hydrogen exchange could catalyze hydrogen market

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A hydrogen exchange, similar to electricity and gas exchanges, could act as a catalyst for a market for climate-neutral hydrogen, according to an exploratory study, “A Hydrogen Exchange for the Climate”, presented to Eric Wiebes, the Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. A hydrogen exchange could be set up in stages and grow incrementally along with the formation of a market for climate-neutral hydrogen. Europe Hydrogen Market Background

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Roskill: Rising prices could be new norm for lithium industry

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Falling sales in H2 2019 in China, the largest market for EVs, and a global reduction in sales caused by lockdowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic in H1 2020 slowed lithium demand growth, impacting demand from both battery and industrial applications. As battery applications extend their dominance of lithium demand, the market is expected to become more focused on providing products to meet specifications for automotive batteries.

AW-Energy entering green hydrogen market with wave energy device

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AW-Energy Oy is entering the commercial hydrogen market by introducing a combined WaveRoller and HydrogenHub process for the production of green hydrogen. Baker McKenzie reports that the low-carbon hydrogen market size could reach $25 billion by 2030.

EIA: Average US retail gasoline price exceeds $3.00 for the first time since late 2014

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Disruptions to Colonial Pipeline operations prompted an increase in the average US retail price for regular grade gasoline (retail gasoline price) to $3.03 The average retail gasoline price in the Lower Atlantic (PADD 1C) increased 10 cents/gal from the previous week to $2.88/gal.

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Study finds carbon emissions benefits of reduction in oil demand depend on size of drop and global oil market structure

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However, according to new research led by Mohammad Masnadi, assistant professor of chemical and petroleum engineering at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, the size of that impact varies depending on market factors that until now have not been fully modeled. Regardless of the market structure, small shocks (-2.5% Everyone knows about these market structures, but by considering it, we show the structure is very important in a global economy.

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

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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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EIA: US average gasoline prices before Memorial Day highest since 2014

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The average retail price for regular gasoline in the United States on 24 May, the Monday before the Memorial Day weekend, was $3.02 The average US gasoline price on 24 May was $1.14/gal higher than a year ago. Fuels Market Background

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Benchmark: battery makers being pressured by sharp price rises and shortages for non-active materials

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Sharp price rises and supply shortages for non-active materials used in lithium ion cells are adding pressure to battery manufacturers already facing a rise in battery raw material prices, according to the most recent analysis by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. Prices for binder and separator materials, and solvents, began trending upwards in late-2020 and have since seen sustained higher prices and constrained supply, with expansions limited to smaller Chinese operations.

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SOFC-maker Bloom Energy announces initial strategy for hydrogen market entry; partnership with SK

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Solid-oxide-fuel-cell manufacturer Bloom Energy is entering the commercial hydrogen market by introducing hydrogen-powered fuel cells and electrolyzers that produce renewable hydrogen. The Bloom Energy Servers are a proven market leader in clean, reliable, and resilient on-site power.

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$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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Okaya launched Freedum electric scooter priced  at Rs 69,900

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Okaya launched Freedum electric scooter priced at Rs 69,900. Okaya Group an energy storage solutions provider has recently launched a new electric scooter ‘Okaya Freedum’ with a price tag starting at Rs 69,900.

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Roskill: graphite prices could push higher on tightening markets for batteries & electrodes

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Synthetic graphite electrode prices rose nine-fold through the first three quarters of 2017, increasing from US$1,748/t in January 2017 to a high of US$16,309/t in September, according to Roskill Information Services. Despite some fallback during the winter months, prices remained above US$15,600/t through February and March 2018. Spot prices were reported at up to US$35,000/t through late 2017, although most material is typically sold on a contract basis.

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