Speaking at an industry conference in May, Tesla’s supply chain manager Sarah Maryssael called on the U.S. government to help ensure the ongoing availability of minerals needed to produce lithium-ion batteries, including lithium, nickel, and copper.

In the U.K., Professor Richard Herrington raised the concern about mineral shortages restricting the rapid growth of the electric vehicle market in a letter to the UK’s Committee on Climate Change, in which he wrote, “Over the next few decades, global supply of raw materials must drastically change to accommodate [the world’s] transformation to a low carbon economy.”

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