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Brazilian mining giant Vale has entered into a long-term nickel supply agreement with Tesla

2022-05-07 11:13:21TechWeb

【TechWeb】5 month 7 Daily news , According to foreign media reports , Brazilian mining company Vale (Vale) Friday said , A long-term nickel purchase agreement has been signed with Tesla , Supply it with nickel from Canada .

Vale did not provide details of the specific amount and duration of the transaction . Nickel is an important raw material for lithium ion batteries , Driven by strong demand in the automotive industry , Nickel prices have risen nearly this year 50%, Previously, Tesla's nickel materials were mainly supplied by Chinese suppliers , Analysts' estimates , China dominates the world 80% The above nickel processing market . The year before last, Tesla promised to provide huge contracts to qualified miners , Has been looking for reliable sources of supply around the world .

According to the agreement , Tesla will buy nickel from Vale's nickel mine in Canada , The nickel mine produced... Last year 7.6 Ten thousand tons of .

According to the company's first quarter performance report , Vale sold... During this period 2 Ten thousand tons of 1 Grade nickel , among 1300 Tons are used in the electric vehicle industry . Vale said , The company's goal is to 30%-40% Of 1 Grade nickel is supplied to the electric vehicle industry .

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