Analysis by UK-based industry group ChargeUK shows that there are now more than 930,000 public, home and workplace charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) across the nation, supporting 1.1 million such vehicles

Germany-based Volkswagen Group’s battery company PowerCo and California-based QuantumScape have entered into an agreement to industrialize QuantumScape’s solid-state lithium-metal battery technology, the companies announced on Thursday July 11

Chinese export prices for light rare earth products were unchanged for the fourth consecutive week on Thursday July 11, with suppliers firmly rejecting further price cuts, but low demand continued to pull down prices for heavy rare earth products used in magnets

Norway-based aluminium producer Hydro and German car manufacturer Porsche signed a long-term agreement on Tuesday July 9 for supply of low-carbon aluminium to further decarbonize the supply chain of Porsche’s sports cars. The agreement follows the letter of intent signed in April

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has positively affected the automotive sector in the four years since its implementation and automakers are increasingly investing in zero-emission and hybrid vehicles, according to the US Trade Representative (USTR)

Heightened price volatility observed in many energy metals underpinning the energy transition, including lithium and cobalt, has encouraged the deployment of a variety of hedging strategies, including the increased use of financial tools, industry participants have told Fastmarkets.

German chemical producer BASF announced on Monday June 24 that it will exit a $2.6 billion investment in a nickel-cobalt refining project in Weda Bay, Indonesia due to significant changes in the nickel market since the inception of the project

Mexican secondary aluminium alloy smelter and distributor of primary metals ARZYZ Metals expects that the company’s new project to produce domestic flat-rolled products (FRP) will reduce Mexico’s dependence on imports, a press officer told Fastmarkets on Monday June 24

The German auto-manufacturer BMW opened its first press shop in North America at its plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where it will produce the exterior for its X3 model, the company announced on Friday June 21

Are fluctuating raw material costs worsening the US housing affordability crisis? Urgent action is needed to preserve homebuying opportunities, as explored by the Fastmarkets team