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up to 85 KWh battery pack for a Tesla... Has anyone considered the the issue of how many ipads have to die to make those battery packs? ...I'll let someone else do the math on that, but will note this..."BusinessWeek reported that iPad sales, which also run on lithium-ion batteries, have led to tightening lithium supplies. The price of lithium has already tripled since 2000 and it’s projected to double again by 2020. Considering the amount of lithium that Tesla’s huge batteries, if demand really explodes for S-class it’s hard to imagine it wouldn’t further impact the lithium market." Link

So, vastly more expensive portable electronic devices, sky-rocketing lithium prices and demand, and yet where's Shawn to yell "Peak Lithium!. . Lithium is a limited resource"...?
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