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Old 07-23-2018, 06:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cobalt supply

The cobalt price has quadrupleed in the last 2 years.
Mining is up, care about the environment is down and demand for labor is way up, to the point of child labor/slavery.

I know everyone says over on the other post "lithium is the 3rd most comments element on earth" which implies we will never run out.
But batteries don't only use lithium.
Sure you can use LiFePO4 and really narrow your operating temperature range. With out lots of active heating and cooling an LiFePO4 electric vehicle wouldn't have a very long battery life.

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