Crucial Metal to Drive Electric Vehicles in Short Supply

In line with greener initiatives, many agree that vehicles that run on electricity rather than fossil fuels will be the way of the future. However, a significant lack of the metals necessary to make this happen threaten the production of electric automobiles and other sustainable alternatives to machines that operate on fossil fuels. Metals such as cobalt, lithium, and nickel are essential to the construction of batteries. Similar to other crucial resources, the war in Ukraine has severely affected the production of nickel, as Russia is one of the world’s biggest suppliers of the mineral. While some companies want to remedy this by mining for more, others argue that mining instead of capitalizing on reusing the metals from recycled objects, like batteries, will end up doing more harm to the environment. An article published by the BBC investigates the threat of depleting metal resources as well at the threat associated to replete them.
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