I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

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I'm not so sure we're running out of lithium. Follow the price and that will give you a pretty good idea on where we stand on supply.
Current lithium capacity.
I didn’t say we’re running out.

I even wrote “ of course new mining will get the thumbs up”
 
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Even if we do run out of lithium, there will be new battery chemistry available.
 
   / I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped #533  
Even if we do run out of lithium, there will be new battery chemistry available.
True, but it would be nice to know what and when that’s happening and if EV’s can sell themselves without trillions of printed money for electric grid, and have non-chinese components to make up for the loss of the US auto industry.
 
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Sorta related to the cause, but this did seem funny to me when considered fully.

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Even if we do run out of lithium, there will be new battery chemistry available.
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Uh oh. Lithium reserves are increasing. We need more EV's to keep up!
 
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Why add to the problem with EV’s? Remember, china is opening an EV plant in MX witht he intent to flood the USA with cheap chinese EV’s. That will spell the END of the American car company.



Sure tesla is made in USA, but where do most of the battery parts come from? Where do a lot of the electronic components come from?
How many American jobs are lost from the fossil fuel industry and American ICE manufacturing?

I watched an unbiased documentary on the whole battery vehicle society being pushed on citizens of many countries. What really stuck with me, was the section where they discussed that the political mandates were disconnected from the reality of what is currently possible.

They gave an example of the limited world lithium mines currently could only barely meet the new mandate of just Britain’s 80% no tailpipe emissions by 2030. 100% by 2035. All the world’s lithium capacity would have to be consumed by that single smallish country, to meet that deadline, with no other country getting lithium.( of course new mining will get the thumbs up)
Of course politicians don’t care. They simply wave the magic power of the pen
Before or after this news?

 
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For me the biggest environmental reason to get an EV is the reduction of noise pollution. I don't know how many times I heard a truck with a disabled or modified muffler (violating state transportation code) going down my street when I lived in a neighborhood.
 
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