The Liontown Resources Limited (ASX: LTR) share price is a gift that keeps on giving, surging 340% year-to-date with only momentary breathers along the way.
Earlier, the Liontown share price has added another 7.85% on Tuesday, lifting to a fresh all-time high of $1.855. At the time of writing, it has given up some of its gains and is now trading for $1.80, up 4.8%.
What’s driving the Liontown share price?
Last night, the Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) share price experienced a frenzy of buying after rental car company Hertz, revealed plans to buy 100,000 Teslas.
Tesla shares surged 12.66%, breaking above both the US$1,000 a share level and US$1 trillion market capitalisation for the first time on record.
The jump in valuation was on the back of significant volumes, with 62.85 million shares trading hands, the highest since early March.
The cheapest Tesla models cost around US$40,000, which implies that Hertz would splurge US$4 billion on its new electric vehicle fleet.
What does this mean for Liontown?
The Liontown share price is joining in on the buying frenzy, marking a new all-time high on Tuesday.
The surging demand for electric vehicles and lithium-ion batteries spells good news for the company, which is targeting lithium production by 2024.
Liontown owns the “globally significant” Kathleen Valley Project, a world-class lithium deposit with an initial ~40 year life of mine and competitive costs.
According to its recent company presentation, the company is “well progressed” with offtake agreements, with interest indicated for volumes far in excess of its production capacity.
The company’s planned production has made firm ESG commitments, targeting 50% renewable power for its first production in 2024. And scaling towards 100% renewable power and clean mining/fleet by 2034.