14 Jul '11, 10am

Will Electric Cars Require We Deal With "Lithium Dictators"?

Will Electric Cars Require We Deal With "Lithium Dictators"?

However, on June 30th, Fast Company ran “The Rush to Electric cars will replace oil Barons with Lithium Dictators” , which puts the lithium supply matter into a different context – less about whether there is enough, and more about whether we’re jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire as we move to EVs. Will it cause a shift away from the geo-political problems with oil to potentially equally difficult problems dealing with lithium producing countries like Bolivia, who are less than friendly to the USA? Re-framing the question as to whether or not an EV future requires we deal with dictators, I thought I’d take another look.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/07/will-electric-cars-re...

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