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Lithium price jumps fivefold as demand surges for use in EV batteries

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yes.you wanted make cheap EV and imposed sanctions on Russia?

this is just one example why sanctions does not work and will hurt more those who have imposed it.

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this is just one example why sanctions does not work and will hurt more those who have imposed it.

As wise man say: Pick up heavy stone, but do not drop on foot.

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Luckily there are artificial lithium and other battery substitutes in the pipeline.

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Lithium is the 33rd most abundant element in the crust, more abundant than lead, and we never ran out of lead for lead-acid batteries. Part of the problem is that lithium does not aggregate in the crust as readily as many other minerals. It is in the ground we walk on, but usually at concentrations that are not useable.

Underground brackish water in arid regions could be utilized for lithium mining. Solar panels could supply the electricity for desalination plants to provide clean water, while lithium and other minerals could be filtered out for industrial use.

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That has been crystal clear as a very wrong way right from the beginning and hasn’t too much to do with the war. But let them go ahead a little more, as they really need to touch the hot plate in practice, like a toddler, otherwise they never won’t understand all the warnings.

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EVs do not emit carbon dioxide when they are driven, making them appealing to environmentally conscious consumers.

This is just self-satisfaction, if the source of the electricity is not also considered. If lumps of coal were burned to generate the electricity, then environmentally conscious consumers may rightly prefer a more traditional and cost-effective fossil fuel based car with CO2 emission reducing catalytic converter.

Automakers rely heavily on generous government subsidies for promoting EV sales.

This is another reason not to go for an EV. We pay more tax.

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yes.you wanted make cheap EV and imposed sanctions on Russia?

new generation of solid state batteries dont use as much Lithium, 6 largest lithioum deposits in the world are Bolivia Chile Argentina US Australia China

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this is just one example why sanctions does not work and will hurt more those who have imposed it.

yeah tell that to NK and the USSR, see how that working and worked out for them

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 Solar panels could supply the electricity for desalination plants to provide clean water,

Such plants using reverse osmosis require 10-13 Kw hours per every 1000 gallons. In a typical August Los Angeles uses 15500 million gallons. The area of PV solar required for municipal quantities of water is prohibitively large. And that ignores the dead zone in the ocean from the outfall.

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No one is forcing you to buy EV's!!!

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You start off quoting in measurements in Metic then in the next sentence start quoting measurements in imperial. Mate make up your mind don’t mix the two.

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So sad to see so many humans falling for this Global Warming hoax! These battery powered cars are just as bad for the environment than gas powered cars.

Meanwile the W.H.O, The U.N, and the W.E.F exempted their private yachts and jets from any type of carbon tax and they will be allowed to continue using fossil fuels.

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