Revealed: how US transition to electric cars threatens environmental havoc

theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/24/us-electric-vehicles-lithium-consequences-research

The US’s transition to electric vehicles could require three times as much lithium as is currently produced for the entire global market, causing needless water shortages, Indigenous land grabs, and ecosystem destruction inside and outside its borders, new research finds.
It warns that unless the US’s dependence on cars in towns and cities falls drastically, the transition to…

This story appeared on theguardian.com, 2023-01-24.
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