Trouble for Plug-in and Hybrid Vehicles?
Will Lithium for batteries run out before Crude Oil?
A new research report by William Tahil, director of research for Meridian International Research, called 'The Trouble with Lithium' is spreading over the internet and may be behind Toyota's pull back on Hybrids and Plug-ins.
Is the Volt and GM's Hybrid range in danger of having a shorter shelf life than we all hoped for? Is there a worldwide shortage of lithium for the batteries which could run out before crude oil?
You can find a copy of the report by Googling 'The Trouble with Lithium' or download it from here http://www.meridian-int-res.com/Projects/Lithium.htm or here http://blog.maxdunn.com/articles/200...e-with-lithium.
Originally Posted by www.theinquirer.netAnyone interested in the furture of electric power and the automobile, be it plug-ins or hybrids will find the report an interesting informative read about the complexities surrounding any major change in an industry as massive as the car industry. What works well for a small number may not even be possible to scale up to 60 million new vehicles a year. There may just not be enough stuff on the planet to make a change on that scale when you deal with rare elements.Originally Posted by The Trouble with Lithium