Lithium is now widely accepted as a key metal in the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) on our way to a net-zero economy, as exemplified by US Geological Survey’s (USGS) classification of lithium as a ‘critical mineral resource’. In this article, we discuss why it is so important to the EV story, and explain why not all lithium is created equally from an environmental perspective.
Lithium-ion batteries are the dominant battery technology for EVs and today we expect it to remain at the heart of future EV battery technologies. This is no coincidence: lithium is the least dense element that is a solid at room temperature, making it best suited for use as the active material in batteries.
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