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EV battery suppliers face glut of lithium, tight supply of other materials

Posted By Green Car Reports
Date Wednesday, 28 August 2019, at 9:00 a.m.
2017 Nissan Leaf showing battery pack (Source: Nissan)Lithium is a critical ingredient for today’s electric-vehicle batteries. Although a host of chemistries show promise—such as sodium-ion, fluoride-ion, or iron-ion—lithium-ion is proven, and the demand for it has been increasing rapidly as electric cars take off. And yet lithium has become unexpectedly plentiful and a lot cheaper...

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