Electric Vehicle Battery Materials

As set out in the LME Strategic Pathway in September 2017 we are actively exploring new risk-management tools for electric vehicle battery (EVB) materials.

We are working closely with key market participants along the value chain to identify and serve the industry’s evolving risk management requirements.

As such, we are in the process of putting together an official EVB working group to help shape the future of the market and invite interested parties to get in touch.


Our aim is to work closely with the industry to launch new futures contracts covering one, some or all of the below EVB materials:

  • Lithium
  • Cobalt
  • Nickel 
  • Graphite
  • Manganese

Some key battery metals such as nickel, copper, cobalt and aluminium are already well established on the LME.

Please check back to these pages as we will update them on an ongoing basis.

With 140 years at the heart of global metals markets, the LME is uniquely placed to provide effective risk-management solutions for the whole EVB value chain, from miners through to the end users.

As an independent infrastructure provider servicing the global industry the LME is able to help identify, shape and consolidate the divergent and often competing views of the EVB market.

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