Green Car Reports reported that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is faced with new doubts over his plans for a gigafactory, however this time, the skepticism comes from Tesla's lithium-ion cell supplier, Panasonic.
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Global Post reported that the European Union has chosen Hyundai Moto Co, the top carmaker in South Korea, as its supplier of fuel cell electric cars.
Bloomberg reported that according to Liz Jarvis-Shean, a spokesperson for Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA), the company plans to only use raw materials sourced from North American for its proposed $5-billion lithium-ion battery gigafactory.
Businessweek reported that Panasonic Corp. (TSE:6752) has plans to increase its sales by roughly 34 percent during the next five years on the expansion of its lithium-ion battery business.
CTV News reported that missing Malaysian Airlines flight was carrying flammable lithium-ion batteries, prompting speculation that a fire could have occurred during the flight.
In a recent Green Car Reports article, Researchers oat the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin examined the life-cycle of lithium -ion batteries.
AllAfrica reported that the government of Zimbabwe is planning on setting up a lithium processing plant in Bulawayo, which would be crucial in the production of batteries in the country.
CNBC reported that Tesla's proposed lithium-ion battery Gigafactory brings with it a supply-chain challenge: securing enough lithium and other battery materials like graphite to keep both the Gigafactory and Tesla's business model humming.
In an article published this morning, Industrial Minerals' Simon Moores states that Tesla Motors Inc.'s (NASDAQ:TSLA) planned $5-billion lithium-ion battery "gigafactory" could increase natural graphite demand by 37 percent by 2020.
Nanotechweb.org reported that researchers at the United States' Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered that the electronic type of a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) determines how well it can accommodate lithium.