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What material would be critical for electric cars?

I’m thinking that if the auto industry ever gets its act together and starts building electric vehicles, some materials will be in very short supply. Probably battery stuff. Anyone know what commodity will be critical and in short supply?

Asked by:Wulfie


  1. maharg says:

    1. Copper for the armature of the electric motor
    2. Lead for the battery cells
    3. Plastic for the bodywork
    4. Aluminium for the chassis
    5. Glass for solar charging (fitted on roof) to assist in reducing battery power loss during use
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  2. Barry R says:

    Electric cars would probably be powered by lithium-ion batteries. This company, SQM, is the world’s leading miner of lithium:

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