The price of lithium has tripled in the last three years. Lithium is the key element in producing the kind of high-efficiency batteries needed for electromobility. Can a lithium mine in Austria help reduce Europe's dependence on imports?
Global demand for lithium is expected to triple in six years. But mining companies are increasingly coming into conflict with indigenous communities who are worried about the future of their ecosystems.
Billions of tons of valuable polymetallic nodules are dozing on the Pacific Ocean floor southeast of Hawaii, a key potential source of materials for making EV batteries. We know how to harvest them. What's stopping us?
As the e-mobility drive gets stronger, it's already clear that there will soon be huge piles of discarded electric batteries. Some of the materials used to make them are clearly too precious to be thrown away, though.
Daimler's new CEO has promised the luxury German carmaker "will change radically" after a 64% slump in net profit. The Mercedes-Benz owner needs to future-proof itself for the electric era as Tesla is hot on its heels.
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