Tesla strikes deal for low carbon nickel

Vale will transport the nickel from Canada to Tesla in the US

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Tesla has inked a deal with mining company Vale for the supply of low carbon nickel.

The long-term contract will see nickel transported to the US from Vale’s base in Canada, for direct use in Tesla’s electric vehicles (EVs).

Vale claims its nickel is one of the lowest in carbon footprint globally, with 4.4 tonnes of carbon per tonne. This includes Scope 1 and 2 emissions from the mining and refining process, as well as Scope 3 emissions from its supply chain.

Deshnee Naidoo, Executive Vice President at Vale, said: “This agreement reflects a shared commitment to sustainability and shows very clearly we are the supplier of choice for low carbon and high purity nickel products essential for long-range batteries.”