Carmakers have blind spot for lithium, cobalt, nickel prices

A new research note from battery supply chain specialist and price reporting agency, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, has a warning for carmakers about the direction of battery prices used in electric vehicles – that they won’t fall indefinitely. Andrew Leyland, Head of Strategic Advisory at Benchmark, points out that lithium-ion battery cell […]

Battery metals industry dependent on ‘flavour of the month’

Bertie Strydom

BY  SIMONE LIEDTKE  – http://www.miningweekly.com JOHANNESBURG  – With nearly every forecast predicting higher battery use in the years ahead, especially lithium-ion batteries to power new and existing technologies, demand for its component metals may be dependent on what some title “the flavour of the month”. Battery metals include cobalt, nickel, manganese, graphite […]

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