Category Archives: Gigafactory

Benchmark #2 launched: Europe’s conflict crackdown

Download our Q2 magazine which analyses the crackdown on conflict minerals in Europe, the fragile structure of these markets and the logistics involved in transporting them around the world With Europe set to follow in US footsteps with the introduction of conflict mineral legislation, the sustainability of critical mineral markets is set to come under renewed […]

Benchmark Magazine launches

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has launched its first magazine issue which is free to download. The quarterly publication is part of an annual Membership that specialises in critical minerals and metals, disruptive technology and emerging markets. Benchmark will go beyond the news which is widely reported and direct to the core of trends that are effecting our industry today. […]

Apple puts batteries at the centre of its EV masterplan

Apple Inc is being sued by lithium-ion battery producer A123 Systems for “systematically” poaching employees to establish a new battery division, expected to power the company’s foray into the electric vehicle (EV) sector. The venture, reportedly named Project Titan, has already seen Apple recruit “hundreds of employees” according to the Wall Street Journal. The law […]

How battery markets can learn from smartphone disruption

The rapid uptake of smartphones over the last 10 years can hold some valuable lessons for those involved in emerging battery markets. While some participants may still feel battery technology is not good enough to play any pivotal role besides its uses today, the reality is portable and stationary batteries will have an ever increasing […]

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 […]