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TESLA SEALS NICKEL SALE DIRECT FROM BHP MINES

Jul 22, 2021 - The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (London)

TESLA has struck a deal to buy nickel directly from mining giant BHP.

The contract will give the electric car maker, run by controversial billionaire Elon Musk, a guaranteed stream of the highly sought-after metal, which is used to make electric batteries.

Car companies are increasingly looking for ways to ensure they can get access to raw materials, including teaming up with miners.

The prices of metals used in electric batteries such as copper, lithium and nickel have all roc...