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Lithium’s frenzied rise could have a calming geopolitical effect

Lithium’s frenzied rise could have a calming geopolitical effect

(ATF) The price of lithium has risen almost 90% since the start of 2021, putting the metal on course to more than double in price by the end of the first quarter. A global commodity boom appears to be underway but even among in-demand metals lithium is seeing particularly keen …

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Yin and yang in the Year of the Ox: autos and semiconductors

Yin and yang in the Year of the Ox: autos and semiconductors

(ATF) For decades, automotive production and semiconductors operated in mostly separate domains: steel, motors, glass and noise in one; silicon, switches and silent electrons whizzing about in another. The preponderance of the world’s fleet – more than 1 billion passenger vehicles alone today – could make do with but a …

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Shift to renewable energy needed by 2030-35, top researchers say

Shift to renewable energy needed by 2035, top researchers say

(ATF) A group of leading energy experts are campaigning for a rapid global energy transformation, saying the world must shift to nearly 100% use of renewable power sources within the next 10 to 15 years – "much sooner than 2050" – for the planet to avoid extensive ecological damage.The 100% …

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EVs set to power Hyundai sales surge in US and China 

EVs set to power Hyundai sales surge in US and China 

The Hyundai Motor Co says it expects new electric cars and sports utility vehicles (SUVs) will drive a sales surge in the United States and China this year, after reporting its best quarterly profit in over three years.Hyundai's holiday-quarter profit jumped 57% on the back of more demand for premium-margin …

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Hyundai Motor planning EV venture with Apple, papers say

Hyundai Motor Group planning EV venture with Apple, papers say

(ATF) Hyundai Motor and Apple plan to work together on autonomous electric vehicles, according to newspapers in Seoul. The companies plan to sign a partnership deal by March and start production around 2024 in the United States, Korea IT News reported on January 10.News that the two conglomerates were looking …

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Apple set to hit the road with its own EV

Apple set to hit the road with its own EV

(ATF) Apple blazed a trail on the information superhighway, now it wants to do the same on the actual highway.The iPhone maker plans to be building its own electric cars by 2024, according Reuters. People familiar with the plans said the vehicle could include the Californian company’s own breakthrough battery …

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