September 19, 2022

Impact of EV Production Mandates on Commodity Availability and Pricing

The 113th State of the Fleet Industry video produced by Automotive Fleet offers insights into the state of the fleet market as presented by AF Editor Mike Antich.

🎙Today's topics include:

  • The European Union and the state of California have issued mandates that only zero-emission vehicles may be sold in their jurisdiction by 2035.
  • EV production mandates will drive commodity demand and will put upward pressure on key commodities such as aluminum and copper.
  • The No. 1 buyer of finished aluminum is the aviation industry, which will be competing with the auto industry for future aluminum capacity.
  • Parallel production of EV and ICE vehicles in other regions will increase commodity pressures.

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Timestamps ⌚

0:00 Intro

1:50 EV Mandates to Stimulate Demand for Key Commodities

3:37 Aviation Industry Increased Demand to Compete for Aluminum Capacity

6:04 Higher Energy Costs Will Increase Production Costs

9:42 Parallel Production of EV and ICE to Increase Commodity Pressures


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