Monthly Archives: December 2014

Deutsche Bank: EVs at the tipping point

Deutsche Bank believes we are at the dawn of a new auto era with “unprecedented technological and regulatory change” set to come in the next 5 years. In a new report viewed by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence that analyses the electric vehicle (EV) supply chain, the banking and financial services group explained that in its opinion: “EVs will … Continue reading Deutsche Bank: EVs at the tipping point

Has China Reached Peak Graphite?

From Shenzhen, China Benchmark Mineral Intelligence can reveal that China’s share of global natural graphite output will fall by 15% this year to levels not seen since the mid-1990s when the country began exporting to international markets. 2014 will see output fall to 70% of the world’s share from an all-time high of 85% in 2013. This … Continue reading Has China Reached Peak Graphite?

The battery megafactories are coming

Global battery production is expected to receive a turbo boost in the next three years as some of the world’s biggest corporations and disruptive technology companies prepare major entries into the market. Tesla Motors, LG Chem and Foxconn Technology Group are all constructing what can be described as battery super-plants for the electric vehicle (EV) … Continue reading The battery megafactories are coming