Electric Vehicles Electric Nightmares
Keywords:Electric vehicle, EV, Lithium, Charging, Infrastructure
This research paper is about the reasons our society is not ready for the switch from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles. It covers global statistics of electric vehicle production and use as well as facts about ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) bans. It covers the most important hurdles to overcome, which are charging capabilities and infrastructure. The paper also includes information on supply and demand issues with lithium as well as how lithium use in EV batteries is destructive to our planet both environmentally and socially. It also covers lithium recycling and how we do not have facilities to effectively recover recycled lithium.