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Is There Enough Cobalt for Electric Cars and Can Circular Economy Help? with Katherine Whalen

Today we’re doing something new! I’m recapping my trip to Cambridge for the one-day ‘Future of electric mobility and material demands’ Short Course organized by SusCritMat.

In the past ten years, global sales of electric vehicles have increased yearly. Right now we have more than 4 million electric vehicles on the road globally, and by 2040, there could be up to 900 million electric vehicles. But will the supply of battery materials such as lithium and cobalt be able to keep up with the demand for electric vehicles? Tune in to this week’s episode to uncover this question and more issues surrounding this topic.

4:40 Will supply be able to match demand of cobalt and lithium?
8:30 Is circular economy a solution?
12:45 What other potential changes and solutions are there?

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