Chinese EV boom to spur lithium capacity growth in 2018

By Martim Facada
Published: Thursday, 14 December 2017

Chinese producers are seeking to ramp up lithium carbonate (Li2CO3) and lithium hydroxide (Li2OH) production capacity over the course of 2018 to supply the booming Chinese electric vehicle industry, Metal Bulletin learned at the 2017 International Lithium conference in Chengdu, China.

China is pivotal to the EV revolution, given its place in the lithium supply chain, delegates heard at the Chengdu conference. 

The Asian country is experiencing rapid development in the new energy industry thanks to the support of the 13th Five-Year Plan, which includes continued policy support in the...