Clean Technica: Electric vehicles need batteries, and it takes one or two years to get a battery production plant up and running. However, something that is often forgotten is that you don’t make batteries out of thin air. Before the battery production process, you have to produce the components of the batteries, like the cathodes, and you have to create the compounds that go into the cathodes. Before any of that, you need to mine the raw minerals.
The challenge that experts in the industry are telling CleanTechnica and others is that it takes at least 5–7 years to get a mine operational and there has been a lack of investment in the mining.
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