Charging forward

By Myles McCormick
Published: Thursday, 23 February 2017

Two months after the production cogs began to churn out battery cells at Tesla’s ‘Gigafactory’, Myles McCormick, Reporter, investigates the arrival of lithium-ion battery megafactories, the hurdles they face and their significance for raw material demand.


Twenty miles east of Reno, a stretch of desert covering 3,200 acres is an unlikely spot for anything of any major significance to occur, never mind a venture set to transform an industry. 

But, sprawled across the remote, arid plains of Nevada’s Great Basin, a construction project...

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