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Oct 5, 2020

Tesla in talks with Vale to buy Canadian nickel for electric cars

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Tesla CEO Elon Musk in July urged miners to produce more nickel, a key ingredient in the batteries that power the company’s electric cars. Musk offered a “giant contract” if supplies could be produced in an environmentally sensitive way.

While EVs are expected to help reduce global carbon emission, environmentalists are concerned that production of EV parts and increased mining may damage the environment.

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