Electric Cars Could Trigger a Space Mining Blitz

Electric Cars Could Trigger a Space Mining Blitz

You, like everyone else, have likely heard all about how electrification is the future of automobiles . Fully-electric cars don’t emit any emissions (at least, not directly), delivery peak torque from a standstill, reduce noise pollution in cities, and cost less to operate year after year. It all sounds great, but there’s one huge problem: minerals. More specifically, available cobalt and nickel supplies may not be enough to sustain mainstream adoption of electric vehicles. Mining asteroids for the cobalt and nickel needed to produce electric vehicles? It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds. Scarcity More specifically, there’s quite a […]

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