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The finding of $540 billion ‘white gold’ beneath lake could change the future of cars

A bright future for the EV market
  • The future of EVs just got a lot brighter with the recent discovery of a staggering $540 billion worth of ‘white gold’
  • This ‘white gold’ is lithium, a crucial component in the manufacturing of rechargeable batteries
  • Lithium has long been hailed as the key to unlocking the full potential of EVs

Published on Apr 4, 2024 at 2:21PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Apr 5, 2024 at 1:26PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Tom Wood
$540 worth of white gold reserve found

The future of electric vehicles (EVs) may just have become a lot brighter with the discovery of a staggering $540 billion worth of ‘white gold’ beneath a lake in southern California.

The ‘white gold’ in question is lithium, a crucial component in the manufacturing of rechargeable batteries, especially those used in EVs.

This groundbreaking find, funded by the Department of Energy (DOE), has the potential to revolutionize the automobile industry and change the way we think about cars.

Lithium has long been hailed as the key to unlocking the full potential of EVs, because of its lightweight nature and ability to be quickly recharged.

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Lithium-ion batteries have become the preferred choice for EV manufacturers.

And now, with the discovery of this massive lithium reservoir last year, the United States is poised to become even more of a powerhouse in EV production.

In 2023, the US imported around 3,400 metric tons of lithium, according to Statista.

But with the abundance of lithium found beneath the Salton Sea, the US will not only become self-sufficient but also experience a significant boost in EV manufacturing.

This potentially means more affordable EVs for consumers and a reduction in the country’s dependence on imports.

The implications of this discovery extend far beyond just the automotive industry.

With such an enormous reserve of lithium under US control, the country could become a global leader in sustainable transportation.

This could lead to a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions and a shift towards a more environmentally friendly future.

But extracting lithium from beneath the lake is no easy task.

However, with advancements in technology and collaboration between researchers, the government, and the experts, we have to believe that this challenge can be overcome.

The discovery of $540 billion worth of ‘white gold’ beneath the lake has the potential to change the future of cars as we know it.

And with the US becoming self-sufficient in lithium production, the possibilities for the burgeoning EV market are boundless.

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