(...) According to global estimates by the U.S. Geological Survey, there is enough lithium in the world – 13.5 million metric tons of it – to last us over 350 years in batteries.
What’s missing from this prediction, however, is … the future, and indeed, the present. This calculation takes into account only the current rate of lithium ion battery usage. It does not account for the entrance of EVs into the mainstream. It does not account for Tesla, not to mention the growing ranks of Tesla rivals. And it most certainly doesn’t account for what is by all means a pending energy revolution that sees lithium as its leader.
Already, the present is clear: Demand is growing fast, faster than production, and for now this new demand is coming increasingly from the electric vehicle industry.
Secondo il mitico Servizio Geologico degli Stati Uniti ci sarebbe Litio per altri 350 anni .... problemino: fanno i conti con la domanda di jeri, manco di oggi. E se davvero tutte le auto al mondo fossero a batteria? Mumbe mumble ...
Ceeeerto, "si inventera' altro, si troveranno altre vie, il progresso tecnico e scientifico e bla bla bla ...". Probabile. Probabile anche che molti in futuro andranno in bici, dico io ;D