graphite

Tesla’s Graphite Play in Africa is to Reduce Reliance on China: Analyst

Tesla is hoping to source graphite from Mozambique, Africa, in order to decrease its reliance on China for the mineral, according to MarketWatch. Last month, Tesla signed a contract with Australia-based mining company Syrah Resources, which also happens to operate one of the largest graphite mines in Mozambique. Tesla will be able to buy material […]

Tesla Secures U.S. Graphite for Batteries from Syrah Resources

Tesla and Melbourne, Australia-based Syrah Resources Limited have signed a deal for the latter to supply the electric automaker with graphite from its plant in Vidalia, Louisiana, reports Bloomberg. “Syrah Resources Limited announces that it has executed an offtake agreement with Tesla, Inc. to supply natural graphite Active Anode Material from its vertically integrated AAM […]

Tesla Requests U.S. Tariff Waiver on Graphite from China

As supply chain troubles cause electric vehicle (EV) prices to skyrocket in the U.S., a number of automakers are asking the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for tariff waivers on goods imported from China, including graphite – a key element for making EV batteries. Tesla has requested a tariff waiver on graphite, a material that’s usually […]