Three quarters of lithium now used in Tesla cars already comes from Australia, as does a third of its nickel requirements. Each electric vehicle contains about $5,000 worth of metals, according to Tesla figures. In a speech to mining industry leaders, Tesla chair Robyn Denholm predicted that Tesla could soon consume more than $1 billion a year in Australian produced lithium, nickel, Rare Earths, and other battery metals
Lynas is currently forging ahead with a Rare Earth Processing Facility in Kalgoorlie, currently seeking public review of its Environmental Review Document (ERD): http://ow.ly/1obt50F2HcC, from 9 June to 7 July 2021. To improve accessibility in line with their commitment to consult with the community, Lynas is running a pop-up information point in St Barbara Square on Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie (Wednesday to Saturday, from 2 June until 19 June).
All are welcome to come in and talk with the Lynas team about the contents of the ERD, get an update on the project and hard copies of the ERD will also be available for viewing. Rare earths are essential in making electric vehicles and electronics, as well as in defence applications. Exciting times ahead, to expand the Goldfields’ breadth of innovative technology and expand into new territories and industries!