‘Miner’s revenge’ is coming with electric cars, Friedland says

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Electrolytically refined pure (99.9 %) nickel nodules, and a high purity (99.99 % = 4N) 1 cm3 nickel cube for comparison. Crystallized nickel-electrolyte salts (green) can be seen in the pores of the nodules. Photo: Alchemist-hp, Wikimedia Commoons

BLOOMBERG via MINING WEEKLY | 1 Dec 2017

“Surging demand for metals like copper, nickel and cobalt for use in electric vehicles promises to overturn the balance of power between mining companies and their customers, according to billionaire investor Robert Friedland.

Automakers will have to change the way they approach procurement if they want to power their vehicles, said Friedland, who as a student befriended Steve Jobs before a career backing major discoveries from Canada to Mongolia.”

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