COMMENT: Lithium faces challenges in EV battery race

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 26 January 2018

Lithium fans, take note. The metal’s crown as the leading raw material in batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) is facing increasing competition from other products such as cobalt and nickel.

Andrea HotterLithium has hogged the top spot in EV batteries for some time, largely due to its early adoption in technology developed by Tesla. For more than a decade, the US-based company has been using lithium-ion batteries to develop and produce all-electric vehicles as well as clean energy generation and...

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