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Quote from: Oerdin on February 10, 2024, 11:23:11 AMhttps://youtu.be/e4M-59gVwys?si=qMk615at4Gy1RfNG
Quote from: Oerdin on February 10, 2024, 11:23:11 AMhttps://youtu.be/e4M-59gVwys?si=qMk615at4Gy1RfNG[/quoteQuote from: Oerdin on February 10, 2024, 11:23:11 AMhttps://youtu.be/e4M-59gVwys?si=qMk615at4Gy1RfNGVery good information Oerdin.
Quote from: Oerdin on February 12, 2024, 12:00:45 PMNot to mention the fires and explosions.
QuoteThe Boom in Battery Metals for EVs Is Turning to Busthen the world's most valuable lithium company last year announced plans for a $1.3 billion plant in South Carolina, local officials hailed it as transformative for the Palmetto State.The high-tech project from Charlotte, N.C.-based Albemarle was designed to process different sources of lithium, including from recycled batteries, and serve as a supplier of the critical mineral for South Carolina's burgeoning electric-vehicle industry.Less than a year later, those plans have been hobbled by a crash in battery metal prices, undercut by a slowdown in electric-vehicle sales growth in the U.S. and China. Albemarle has deferred spending on the project, amid companywide cost-cutting that includes layoffs and delays to other investments as well.Producers of lithium and nickel, which are used in lithium-ion batteries for EVs, have been stalling projects and closing mines to save cash after a painfully quick fall in commodity prices. Prices of lithium are down as much as 90% since the start of last year, while the price of nickel has roughly halved.Swiss mining and trading giant Glencore last week said production would be suspended at an unprofitable nickel mine and processing plant in New Caledonia, a French island group in the Pacific that provides more than 6% of the world's supply. It will seek a buyer for its stake in the operation, a decision the company attributed to high operating costs and a weak market.Days later, BHP Group, the world's biggest miner by market value, said it may need to shutter its Australian nickel business for an unspecified period, cautioning that it doesn't anticipate a quick market recovery. BHP has supply deals with Tesla and Ford Motor.The world is suddenly awash with the metals after producers ramped up new projects to feed the global EV industry when sales of the vehicles have been losing momentum.Several automakers, including Ford, General Motors and Volvo, are delaying investments and striking a more cautious tone about the outlook for EV consumer demand. British electric-vehicle maker Arrival's U.K. business filed for bankruptcy this month, citing challenging macroeconomic and market conditions that delayed its products getting to market.https://www.msn.com/en-ca/money/markets/the-boom-in-battery-metals-for-evs-is-turning-to-bust/ar-BB1ivynd?ocid=mailsignout&pc=U591&cvid=dec767e2bd6445438612488b40b05649&ei=39
Quote from: Thiel on February 19, 2024, 06:38:46 PMThe Biden administration will roll back some of its requirements on emissions from exhaust pipes in what is being reported as a concession to unions and automakers.The original plan, touted as an ambitious move to combat climate change, involved limiting tailpipe pollution that would have ensured 67% of new passenger vehicles in the United States would be emissions-free by 2032. Another 46% of new medium-duty trucks, which included delivery vans, would be all-electric or some form of zero-emissions, the New York Times reported in April 2023.Heavy-duty vehicles, including 18-wheelers, were also required to be electric by 2032.The Environmental Protection Agency used the Clean Air Act to tightly limit the amount of emissions a car manufacturer can produce in total with all of its cars. The limits were so strict that they would have required complete compliance from manufacturers to go fully emissions-free or face billions in fines.TThe EPA's plan under Biden is set to ease, however, reportedly giving manufacturers a slower timeline to boost their electric vehicle sales before 2030 but still requiring zero emissions by 2032.This is still unrealistic.
Quote from: DKG on February 20, 2024, 08:02:57 AMI expect North America to push back the timelines for mandating only EV sales.
Quote from: Lokmar on February 20, 2024, 10:20:51 AMOnly if Republicans control government.
Quote from: DKG on February 21, 2024, 05:38:41 AMEven with Dems in control in the US and Liberals in power in Canada, current timelines are not doable and they know it.
Quote from: Lokmar on February 21, 2024, 09:53:22 AMThats the problem with libtards tho, even if it fails, they'll stick to their failure and have everyone sitting in the dark!
Quote from: DKG on February 22, 2024, 05:31:03 AMI see some hints of relaxing EV timelines. But, they will stay the course.
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