🤝 Tesla has a new, three-year offtake agreement with Australia’s Magnis Energy for battery anode materials, Magnis announced Tuesday, Ben writes.

  • Driving the news: Magnis said that, under the binding deal, it will provide at last 17,500 metric tons annually beginning in February 2025. The materials will come from a planned U.S. plant.
  • Why it matters: Reuters notes it’s part of the auto sector’s broader push to move supply chains outside of China. They also report that multiple Australian companies, including mining giant BHP, have critical minerals deals with Tesla.

🇮🇳 Uber and India’s Tata Motors said they’ll bring 25,000 Tata EVs onto the ride-sharing platform in India, with “phased” deliveries beginning this month.

  • Why it matters: The agreement is the “largest EV commitment yet between an automaker and a ridesharing platform in India,” the companies said.

🚗 Axios‘ Joann Muller has an important look at lessons learned about the state of U.S. charging after a 1,500-mile road trip from Michigan to Florida.

  • The big picture: Chargers aren’t where you expect them; “fast” charging is slower than expected; and you meet cool people to share notes with, to name just three takeaways. Full story
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