Lithium supply shortfall caused by electric vehicle boom

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In particular, the demand for lithium is pushing miners to the limit, and even drawing recyclers to the fold. Electric vehicle sales are expected to surpass 14 million per year by 2025, from less than a million currently, and the ramp up is going to be massive.

The lithium industry will need to produce an additional 81 000 tons of lithium a year just to meet demand by 2021. Read more on this on Mining Review…

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Nicholas Nhede is an experienced energy sector writer based in Clarion Event's Cape Town office. He has been writing for Smart Energy International’s print and online media platforms since 2015, on topics including metering, smart grids, renewable energy, the Internet of Things, distributed energy resources and smart cities. Originally from Zimbabwe, Nicholas holds a diploma in Journalism and Communication Studies. Nicholas has a passion for how technology can be used to accelerate the energy transition and combat climate change.