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EV Sales: Key Metals & Global Supply Chain Realities

Art Wheaton, director, Western NY Labor and Environmental Programs for Cornell University ILR School, shares his insights.

Advertisement’s latest Audio Interview “Global EV Sales Projections: Key Metals and Global Supply Chain Realities,” features Arthur Wheaton, director, Western New York Labor and Environmental Programs for Cornell University ILR School, and automotive industry expert.

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In the 12-minute Audio Interview, Wheaton discusses these questions:

  • What are rare earth metals for the automotive industry?
  • Who owns/controls most of the facilities mining these metals?
  • What strategies are the global auto companies using to maintain a supply chain?
  • What risks to the economy or industry are possible in a trade war with China?
  • Are there enough raw materials available to make the full transition to electric vehicles in the near future?
  • What are global EV sales volumes and who are the big players?

About Art Wheaton


Arthur Wheaton is director of Western New York Labor and Environmental Programs for Cornell University ILR School. Wheaton is an auto industry specialist specializing in labor relations and joint labor management programs. He has been an auto expert for the European Foundation for Better Living and Working Conditions (EuroFound), International Labor Organization (ILO), General Motors Europe and IG Metall. Prior to joining Cornell University ILR School, Wheaton was project manager for the Labor Aerospace Research Agenda at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a faculty member of Michigan State University School of Labor and Industrial Relations. Wheaton earned his B.S. in social science pre-law and Masters of Labor Relations/Human Resources at Michigan State University.


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