Tesla mulls Nevada lithium source
Published: Friday, 04 September 2015
The CEO of the leading electric vehicle manufacturer has confirmed that it is considering in-state lithium sources for its Nevada Gigafactory. The announcement follows a barrage of criticism from politicians and a suggestion that it had misled lawmakers who granted it a $1.3bn incentive package to locate in the western US state.
Tesla Motors Inc.’s CEO, Elon
Musk, has said that the company is "definitely" pursuing
lithium supply deals with Nevada-based lithium producers.
Musk’s announcement came via Twitter in
response to press coverage and criticism by Nevada politicians
of Tesla’s lithium hydroxide supply agreement with
the Sonora lithium project in northern Mexico, a joint