Aug 1, 2022
U.S. Holds Key to Lower Electric Vehicle Emissions
While they’re not perfect, studies show electric vehicles account for lower carbon emissions than vehicles with internal combustion engines.
That seems obvious considering plug-in EV’s don’t have tailpipes. So, who needs a study to make a claim like that?
Jul 25, 2022
From Obscurity to Stardom, Lithium Now in the Spotlight
Not that long ago, lithium was overlooked by most people. Even though it’s one of the lightest metals in the universe, there is a long list of other metals that have been far more consequential. But that is certainly beginning to change.
Jul 18, 2022
End of the ICE Age?
The first Tesla Roadster rolled off the factory floor in 2008, giving the world its first glimpse at what the future of transportation might look like.
Judging from their words, reviewers were shocked when they took Tesla’s first car on a test drive. Autoguide Editor Derek Kreindler called the vehicle massively impressive in his review of the car back in 2010.
Jul 11, 2022
Tightening Lithium Supplies Threaten EV Industry
In the marketplace, the difference between success and failure eventually comes down to math, and the electric vehicle (EV) industry is facing mathematical head winds that may soon blow automakers off the road.
With worldwide EV production and sales at record highs, lithium prices are skyrocketing with ever-growing demand for batteries. Lithium is the key ingredient for EV batteries and suppliers are struggling to keep up in the face of near record EV sales.
Jun 27, 2022
Heavyweights in EV Industry Unite Over Pending Supply Chain Crisis
Some of the biggest names in the U.S. automotive industry are joining with battery makers, electric vehicle start-ups and lithium producers to pressure the U.S. government for greater focus on a looming supply chain crisis in the lithium-ion battery industry.
Jun 20, 2022
Tesla Leading EV Industry into Disruption Zone
That gentle whirring sound of electric vehicles may soon become a roar as 2022 sales ramp up for a breakthrough year with the global EV market taking a few more steps toward the “Electric Disruption Zone.”
Jun 13, 2022
What is Lithium?
Despite its distinguished resume of unique uses and characteristics, lithium existed in relative obscurity after its discovery by equally obscure Swedish scientist Johan August Arfwedson in 1817.
May 23, 2022
Booming EV Demand Could Out Pace Lithium Production
Global mining consultant McKinsey and Company says new sources and new extraction technologies are needed to meet the rising demand for lithium, or the demand could outpace supply by 2030.
May 16, 2022
Mexico Locks Down Lithium Reserves as Prices Spike
A handful of international players are competing for the biggest piece of the pie in a global rush for lithium reserves, and Mexico has just responded by slamming the door on the private sector.
May 9, 2022
Will Defense Production Act Announcement Help Lithium Mining?
According to the Biden administration, domestic production of lithium to support burgeoning demand for electric vehicle batteries is a matter of national security. Afterall, China has a near monopoly on the EV battery market, prices are skyrocketing, and the U.S. has little say about it.
May 2, 2022
Investing in Opportunity
It certainly seems that electric vehicles (EV) are the future of mobility and anyone who doubts that should look at Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Forbes magazine just named him the richest man in the world, due mostly to his Tesla stockholdings, which has had an amazing runup in price over the last 2 years.
Apr 25, 2022
Borrowing from the Past to Move into the Future
The auto industry isn’t likely to forget the ongoing worldwide microchip shortage anytime soon. How could they? The crisis cost more than $200 billion in lost revenue and sapped global production by more than 11 million vehicles in 2021.
Apr 18, 2022
Ukraine War, Raw Material Costs Cloud Elon’s Affordability Dream
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is an entrepreneur with big dreams, ranging from building an electric vehicle (EV) empire to private space flight and even the colonization of Mars. He’s been at the business of dreaming for a while now, and we can even watch them unfold like rose buds on a warm summer day.
Apr 11, 2022
EV Battery Recycling Technology Must Advance
By now, most of us are aware of the electric vehicle story. There are millions of us who own EVs or at least want to own one. We’ve seen them on the road, in our neighborhoods or at traffic lights. If nothing else, we’ve seen electric vehicles star in television commercials or we’ve read about them in the media.
Mar 28, 2022
Lithium Mining Should be at Center of Arkansas’ Mobility Industry
Last month, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson proclaimed the state as a world leader in the smart mobility industry, developing infrastructure to push the bounds of technology in electric vehicles, unmanned delivery vehicles, flying cars, drones and more.
Mar 21, 2022
Biden Welcomes Lithium Mining, Urges Better Standards
Committed to making electric vehicles the new shining star of the American road, President Biden has thrown out the welcome mat for a new industry of lithium mining, refining and battery manufacturing.
In late February, the Biden administration released a statement recognizing lithium, cobalt and other elements used in electric vehicles as critical building blocks to modern technology and he called them essential to the nation’s national security and economic prosperity.
Mar 14, 2022
Biden Expresses Concern over Chinese Metals Monopoly
A week prior to giving his state of the union address, President Biden was lamenting our nation’s dependence on China for critical supplies of lithium and other materials used in electric vehicles (EV) and other high-tech products.
Mar 1, 2022
Missing Link of E.V. Supply Chain Worries American Automakers
American physicist, John Goodenough, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in developing a cathode of lithium ions, which paved the way to the rechargeable lithium-ion battery and set into motion the world’s electric-vehicle revolution.
Feb 21, 2022
Storm Clouds Brewing for American EV Industry
While some optimistic industry watchers believe the price of electric vehicles (EVs) will continue on a downhill march toward affordability, there are others in the supply chain who see storm clouds on the horizon.
Feb 14, 2022
EU Welcomes Clean Energy but Sends Lithium Miners Packing
A world leader in the adoption of electric vehicles, the European Union’s full-throttle drive toward EVs has hit a rough patch as environmental groups oppose proposed lithium mines in Serbia and Portugal.
Feb 7, 2022
Chinese Supply Chain Haunts U.S. Electric Vehicle Industry
Giants within the U.S. auto industry have made tremendous strides in developing electric vehicle technology that will take us far into the 21st century, producing cars and trucks that compete in price and performance with their gas-powered counterparts.
Jan 24, 2022
World Lithium Instability Encroaching on U.S. EV Industry
Shifting winds in the international lithium industry could soon batter the U.S. electric vehicle (EV) market with faltering supplies and rising battery prices, leaving U.S. car makers with few domestic resources to shelter against the storm.
Jan 17, 2022
EV Makers, Consumers Already Feeling Supply Chain Pinch
Have you ever left for a picnic and got halfway to the lake before realizing you didn’t bring enough sandwiches? Remember how disappointed all those kids in the back of the van were when you broke the news?
Jan 10, 2022
EV Industry Can’t Put the Cart Before the Horse
Putting the cart before the horse is a colloquialism dating back, of course, to times when we used carts and horses to get around.
We transitioned away from carts and horses a long time ago and we’re in the midst of another transition as we move away from gasoline cars and trucks to vehicles powered by electricity. But, trouble may be ahead for electric vehicles because we’re putting the cart before the horse once again.
Dec 27, 2021
Survey Reflects Public Support for New Electric Vehicles
A new poll of U.S. voters suggests support is beginning to tip in favor of electric cars over gasoline-powered automobiles as a way to fight air pollution and slow climate change.
Dec 20, 2021
Committed to Sustainability, Galvanic Joins International Lithium Association
The International Lithium Association (ILiA) was established in 2021 to give a voice to the world’s lithium industry, but the door to membership is not open to just anyone.
Dec 6, 2021
Chinese companies on worldwide hunt for lithium reserves
Record lithium prices driven by supply shortages has sparked a frenzy of acquisition activity among Chinese mining companies and battery manufacturers as the country continues to shore up its lithium battery supply chain needed for electric vehicles.
Nov 29, 2021
Domestic supply chain crucial for EV independence
When the race for world dominance of the electric vehicle (EV) supply chain began, it seemed like China was the only country that heard the starting gun.
Nov 22, 2021
Government Looks to Battery Recycling as EV Industry Takes Shape
The Department of Energy recently came out with a national blueprint for a more robust U.S. supply chain for lithium-ion battery manufacturing. In addition to increased exploration for raw materials such as lithium, the plan also includes increased emphasis on battery recycling.
Nov 9, 2021
Heavy-duty solutions on the way for electric vehicle industry
If you haven’t noticed, the whispering that started 20 years ago has grown into a full-throated roar over electric vehicles.
Oct 27, 2021
Recent investments into battery production announced in the last few months are great news for America’s growing electric vehicle industry.
Ford is constructing three battery plants as well as a new EV factory. Stellantis, formerly Fiat Chrysler, has recently announced US battery plants and partnerships. Additionally, GM has two battery plants under construction and plans for more.
Oct 25, 2021
Standard Lithium’s PEA results promising news for Smackover lithium production
Standard Lithium Ltd. announced positive results on its preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for the company’s Southwest Arkansas lithium project in Lafayette County.