Lithium Demand Intensifies as Battery Applications Multiply The range of end-uses for lithium is evolving and with it, so is demand. Recent data from Benchmark Mineral Intelligence estimates that somewhere around late 2016, batteries crossed the 50%-mark in terms of overall lithium usage – up from 42% earlier that year. In other words, half of […]
Automakers – Better Get Out The Chequebooks! American automakers continue to warn of tougher conditions this year on the back of higher commodity costs, as pockets of the global economy gather strength and demand for electric vehicles (EVs) multiply.