Electric Vehicle Production and the Price of Lithium

37 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2018

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Dirk G. Baur

University of Western Australia - Business School; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Darren Gan

The University of Western Australia - UWA Business School

Date Written: November 22, 2018

Abstract

This paper analyses the share prices of the world’s largest car manufacturers with a focus on the sensitivity to the price of lithium. Most car manufacturers display no relationship with the price of lithium except seven manufacturers, of which six are Chinese and exhibit strong positive lithium betas. The results are consistent with the differing electric vehicle uptake around the world as a result of varying levels of government investment and policies.

Keywords: car manufacturers; electric vehicles; lithium; oil; government regulation

JEL Classification: G12; Q30; Q40; Q48; Q55; Q58

Suggested Citation

Baur, Dirk G. and Gan, Darren, Electric Vehicle Production and the Price of Lithium (November 22, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3289169 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3289169

Dirk G. Baur (Contact Author)

University of Western Australia - Business School ( email )

School of Business
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Crawley, Western Australia 6009
Australia

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C/- University of Queensland Business School
St Lucia, 4071 Brisbane
Queensland
Australia

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Darren Gan

The University of Western Australia - UWA Business School ( email )

Crawley, Western Australia 6009
Australia

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