"Nov. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Electric vehicles should provide three-fourths of U.S. driving needs by 2040, with oil imports effectively “reduced to zero,” executives from companies including Nissan Motor Co., PG&E Corp. and FedEx Corp. said."
We have a very strong demand for lithium and REE according to these estimations, with 21kg of lithium carbonate (LC) per each BEV with 24 kWh battery like Nissan Leaf (Electric vans like above will have bigger batteries) we will need 4.2 mil t of LC only for U.S. market with current level of worldwide production 120000t and with BEV almost zero. It means that we need to more than double production level for every year for the next 35 years to produce enough lithium for batteries just to feed the U.S. electric cars fleet."
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