In Argentina’s north, a ‘white gold’ rush for EV metal lithium gathers pace

In Argentina’s remote northern Salta province, the silence of the desert landscape is broken only by the hum of machinery pumping salt-water brine to extract lithium, a sign of accelerating efforts to ride the global electric vehicle boom. Beneath the South American country’s highland salt flats, reached by winding mountain roads, is buried the world’s […]

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U.S. asks 12 automakers for assistance in Tesla probe

The U.S. auto safety regulator said Tuesday it has asked 12 major automakers for assistance as part of its probe into crashes involving Tesla (TSLA.O) vehicles striking emergency vehicles while using advanced driver assistance systems like Autopilot. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sent letters to General Motors Co (GM.N), Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T), […]

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