The chief executive officer of Johnson Controls International Plc said on Tuesday that he was seeing a slowdown in automotive production in China, an important segment for the Irish-based car batteries maker.
Reuters. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:07:43 -0500.
Democratic Republic of Congo has declared cobalt a "strategic" substance, according to a government decree, raising the royalty rate miners will pay to 10 percent.
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Bentley will target currently unreachable super-wealthy customers with a future electric vehicle but only when battery technology improves, CEO Adrian Hallmark said.
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A California billionaire unveiled a cheaper way to make batteries for electric cars and solar panels, The New York Times reports. One clean-energy expert, who was unrelated to the effort, called the development a "game-changer."
CNBC. Thu, 27 Sep 2018 14:41 GMT.
Modern batteries need cobalt. Apple, VW and others still include in their supply chains the owner of an African mine where workers produce the metal without shoes or safety equipment.
Wall Street Journal. Fri, 14 Sep 2018 08:38:27 EDT.