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Oil’s New Doping Scam: It Ain’t Honest But It’s Much

January 22nd, 2021 | by Jennifer Sensiba

A recent article in Bloomberg gave us a peek at the newest oil industry scam, and it sounds a whole lot like cheating at sports: doping. The concept isn't that different. By adding chemicals to embargoed oils, they get off on a technicality and create "new" oil that can pretend to not be subject to embargoes


Digging Into Yahua Lithium & Its 5 Year Lithium Agreement With Tesla

January 11th, 2021 | by Johnna Crider

As we previously reported, Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group made an announcement at the end of December that its subsidiary, Yahua Lithium, signed a 5-year lithium supply agreement with Tesla. The contract's value is reported to be a range of $630-880 million. Yahual Lithium will provide battery-grade lithium hydroxide to Tesla from 2021 through 2025. Here's a bit more information and commentary on that deal


2020 Electric Vehicle Retrospective — Prospects For 2021 & Beyond

December 31st, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Ever since Tesla's original Roadster demonstrated that a plugin electric vehicle with over 240 miles of rated range was technically possible, even with the nascent technology that was deliverable way back in 2008, the ultimate transition of road transport from combustion to plugins has been largely inevitable


Tesla Gets 5-Year Lithium Hydroxide Deal With China’s Yahua

December 30th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We've written at length about the vast need for lithium if the electric vehicle market is going to keep growing at the pace it's been growing at. Lithium is abundant on Earth, but it takes years to set up lithium mines and manufacturing facilities to get that lithium ready for use in a battery, so it's not a resource issue, but rather a business and investment issue


Record Electric Vehicle Sales in China

December 27th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

While the overall Chinese auto market is slowly picking up (+12% year over year in November), plugin vehicles are already on the fast lane, growing by 138% year over year (YoY) to a record 198,000 units


Xpeng Jumps Into Europe

December 23rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Xpeng, a Chinese "smart electric vehicle" startup, has just begun delivery of one of its vehicles, the G3 crossover SUV, in Europe — Norway for now. Is this a small story or the start of a massive flood of Xpeng electric vehicles across Europe and maybe even the United States


Mercedes-Benz Gets Serious: 10 New Electric Models

December 20th, 2020 | by Jennifer Sensiba

In the next two years, Mercedes-Benz is getting serious about electric vehicles (EVs). The company is announcing six new EQ models globally between now and 2022, three new electric Smart models, and an electric version of its versatile Sprinter van


This Interactive Chart Shows Changes in the World’s Top 10 Emitters

December 15th, 2020 | by World Resources Institute

So far, more than 189 countries ratified or otherwise joined the Paris Climate Agreement, representing more than 81% of global greenhouse gas emissions and 93% once the United States rejoins. Additionally, 19 countries — including United States, Japan, Canada, Germany and Mexico — also developed long-term plans to decarbonize their economies



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