BHP Partners with ADC for Electrification of Transport in China
BHP has signed an agreement with Chinese automotive think tank, Automotive Data of China Co Ltd, to support its research on the future electrification of transport in China. The two-year partnership will focus on the key drivers for the development of energy saving and new energy vehicles in China, such as - the manufacturing value-chain, efficiency, consumer attitudes and products development, battery chemistry, technical performance, the policy environment and the long range outlook for electrification. The outcomes and insights identified will be shared with companies across the value chain in the next two years.
ADC is a subsidiary of China Automotive Technology and Research Center, a globally prominent automobile technological research institute.
Nickel makes a vital contribution to the lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles and Chinese demand for high quality nickel sulphate is expected to surge as the trend towards EVs accelerates further. BHP Nickel West is a fully integrated mine-to-market nickel business that produces some of the highest quality and lowest carbon nickel in the world, with over 75 per cent of BHP’s nickel sold to electric battery material suppliers. BHP is investing in expanding its nickel operations and exploration activities as global demand is expected to grow.