Tesla confirms raw material sourcing not limited to North America

By Laura Syrett
Published: Friday, 08 August 2014

The electric vehicle company has stated its intention to get the minerals for its planned US Gigafactory locally in line with its “green” credentials, but told IM that it intends to balance this aspiration against cost as it works to bring down the price of its cars.

Electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla Motors Inc. will not be exclusively looking to source raw materials for its US-based Gigafactory from North America, the company has confirmed to IM. “As part of our plans for the Gigafactory, Tesla plans to transition our sourcing of cobalt, graphite and as many other...

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