German industry warns against raw material scarcity
German industry association BDI has warned that an e-car boom could put pressure on the availability of raw materials for German industry, Welt am Sonntag reports. “Without a sufficient supply of cobalt, graphite, manganese and lithium there won’t be future technologies ‘made in Germany’,” Matthias Wachter from BDI told the paper. With the rise of electric mobility, different raw materials were needed and at the moment demand was growing faster than capacities for extraction.
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