Study: Lithium Fears Unfounded, Plenty To Meet EV Demand

August 31, 2009

There's been growing concern in the green car community about EVs and their reliance on lithium batteries -- specifically that there's not enough lithium on Planet Earth to go around. Thankfully, analysts over at Gerson Lehrman Groups have put those fears to rest (for now). According to their data, even if EVs were manufactured at projected 2015 levels, they'd only require 10% of the lithium produced in 2008, when mines operated at 75% of capacity. Of course, the price of that lithium, should Bolivia get grabby, is another matter entirely. [GLGroup via AutoblogGreen]

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