Experts who discovered a huge lithium reserve under the Rhine river say 400 million electric vehicles will meet the battery requirement.
The popularity of electric vehicles today has increased demand for an already heavily used metal. This metal is, of course, Lithium used in batteries. For Lithium, where certain countries have large reserves, the producing countries become dependent. The lithium reserve discovered in Germany could strengthen Europe’s hand.
The lithium reserve, recently discovered by researchers, lies beneath the Rhine. The dimensions of the reserve bed were measured as 330 Km long and 40 Km wide. It is stated that the source will meet the battery needs of 400 million electric vehicles.
The huge reserves owned by Germany, Europe’s most important carmaker, are very promising and could give giants such as Australia, China, and Chile a chance to supply their components without being dependent. It can also prevent carbon emissions during production, which will allow the project to travel to fewer countries.
However, extracting this reserve requires sensitive transactions and requires a large investment. The melt-shaped metal, located thousands of meters below ground, needs to be removed with great energy. Naturally, there are massive carbon emissions and environmental damage. One initiative aims to meet the necessary energy by building geothermal plants without polluting the environment, but locals are expected to be very sympathetic.