"The lithium is two percent of the cell mass [in our batteries]. So it's like salt in the salad; it's a very small amount of the cell mass and a fairly small amount of the cost. But it sounds like it's big because it's called 'lithium-ion,' but really, our battery should be called 'nickel graphite' because it's mostly nickel and graphite. It is what Elon Musk replied in response to whether there is enough lithium supply for the EVs. Musk further said that the amount of lithium in a lithium-ion battery is about 2% of its total volume and that "lithium in a salt form is virtually everywhere… there is definitely no supply issues with lithium."
"Despite Musk's confidence, there's indeed a global supply shortage of the Li-ion batteries. To cope with this shortage, the automotive industry has been witnessing various developments ranging from acquisitions, collaborations, investments, technology developments, and much more."
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