A laboratory technician prepares lithium brine. Photo: Bloomberg
A laboratory technician prepares lithium brine. Photo: Bloomberg

Chinese electric vehicle battery king urges Beijing to speed up lithium mining as global scramble for ‘new oil’ intensifies

  • Lithium is in short supply as global switch to EVs drives demand for the rare earth metal used in batteries
  • CATL chairman says that China must bolster lithium mining to ensure long-term supply chain security of the rare earth metal

A laboratory technician prepares lithium brine. Photo: Bloomberg
A laboratory technician prepares lithium brine. Photo: Bloomberg
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