• Tesla, BHP ink supply deal for nickel ahead of demand surge

    2 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Tesla will secure nickel from the commodity production giant BHP, the automaker's latest move to secure direct sources of raw materials that are projected to surge in demand before the decade is out.
    BHP's Nickel West division will supply an undisclosed amount of the mineral from its mines in Western Australia. The two companies also agreed to work together to increase battery supply chain sustainability and to identify ways to decrease carbon emissions from their respective operations using energy storage paired with renewable energy.
    Nickel is a key mineral in lithium-ion batteries, and...
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