The Cost of Electric Cars…

Another short bookmark post but this time about the mining of raw metals currently required for electric cars and the various economics therein. I am reminded of a chapter in Kate Crawford’s Anatomy of AI about lithium mining and Natasha Bernal’s article about lithium mining race in Cornwall.

The recent work on phones has sparked a vague, and probably short-lived, interest in its hardware and the metals. Given other pressures, my time to work on it is limited so I leave these here to come back to in the future.

Bernal, N. 2021. The Race to Grab All the UK’s Lithium Before it’s Too Late. Wired.

Pattison, P. 2021. ‘Like slave and master’: DRC miners toil for 30p an hour to fuel electric cars. The Guardian.

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