I read somewhere online recently that with so many entities (both startups and OEMs) jumping on the EV bandwagon of late, there could be a severe strain on battery supplies. Based on their Battery Day presentation, Tesla seems to be preparing for just such an eventuality by securing their own battery design and production in house with their new bigger cells. Just wondering if Aptera has any concerns of running into any possible future battery bottlenecks with regards to their battery supplier(s)? Apparently, even if all the battery manufacturers can keep up with demand, there seems to be some worry in the industry that the supply of raw materials may not be able to keep up with demand within the next 10 years and this could actually cause the price of batteries to start increasing again. The main problem is that it takes time not only to ramp up production at existing mines but just getting approval from government for a new mine is an often long and painful process. Then there is the building of infrastructure, etc. and it can take a while before a mine starts producing. Hopefully, there are solutions in the works and the EV revolution won't be stopped before it's barely begun. That would indeed be a great tragedy.
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