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Providing copper to global manufacturers of plug-in electrified vehicles is exciting for the world’s largest mining company. That massive mining company, Australia-based BHP Billiton, has become increasingly optimistic that there will be a surge in demand for some of the metals and minerals it mines, especially copper, as demand for PEVs and other renewable energy […]

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Copper is one of the world’s most sought-after metals, widely used in automotive, but a metal with global mineable supply that could be exhausted in around 40 years. Toyota said it has worked with a group of industry partners to define a system to retrieve and recycle copper from vehicle wiring harnesses, helping secure a […]

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Nissan’s Leaf electric motor magnetic wire is now sourced in the U.S. Nissan is working on finding more and more ways to localize its Leaf production in the U.S. When the vehicle first became available in December 2010, the car was fully manufactured in Japan. In January 2013, Nissan ramped up production of the Leaf […]

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