New York/Melbourne — Tesla has secured its own lithium mining rights in Nevada after dropping a plan to buy a company there, according to people familiar with the matter.

The carmaker held discussions in recent months with Cypress Development, which is seeking to extract lithium from clay deposits in southwest Nevada, but the parties did not reach a deal, the people said, asking not to be named because the information is not public...

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