Tesla graphite procurement - Mozambique

Tesla is looking to Mozambique to reduce its dependence on China for graphite. The company signed an agreement in December 2021 with Australia’s Syrah Resources, which operates one of the world’s largest graphite mines in Mozambique, at Balama, Cabo Delgado province. Its production capacity is 350,000 tons of flake graphite per year. Tesla will purchase the material from Syrah Resources’ processing plant in Vidalia, Louisiana. Tesla plans to purchase 8,000 tons of graphite per year starting in 2025. The U.S. wants to build enough domestic capacity to be able to build lithium-ion batteries on its territory (23/01/2022 – AVIE-ACCI).