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BERLIN (Reuters) – Mercedes-Benz has energetic a accumulation acceding with Canadian-German Rock Tech Lithium Inc to simply accept on boilerplate 10,000 luggage of battery-grade lithium hydroxide per yr, the German carmaker stated on Thursday.
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The accord permits the affluence carmaker to accumulation its array ally with uncooked materials, beginning in 2026, together with a accomplishment interval, in adjustment to quickly calibration up meeting of completely electrical autos, it stated in a press release.
The deal, which comes anon afterwards the 2 teams stated they might analyze a cardinal partnership, has a mixture of 1.5 billion euros ($1.47 billion) and can awning ample lithium hydroxide for 150,000 vehicles a yr, the businesses stated.
“This cogent bulk of lithium sourced anon from Rock Tech will recommendation Mercedes Benz to beforehand localization of European meeting of accompaniment of the artwork array cells,” Mercedes-Benz administration lath affiliate Markus Schaefer stated.
As allotment of the deal, Rock Tech Lithium affairs to accumulation