ARTICLE: ELON MUSK: OUR LITHIUM ION BATTERIES SHOULD BE CALLED NICKEL-GRAPHITE…

 Publisher: Benchmark MineralIntelligence

Excerpted from Benchmark Mineral Intelligence September 30, 2017

Yet Tesla executives fail to allay lithium shortage fears //

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and CTO JB Straubel have attempted to play down the role of lithium in a lithium ion battery, but could have inadvertently given themselves further supply headaches.

In response to a question of whether there is enough lithium supply, Musk diverted it onto two other key battery raw materials of nickel and graphite in an attempt to allay fears that there will not be enough lithium for an operational Gigafactory, which is set to become world’s largest lithium ion battery plant.

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