Submitted by jcherski on January 29, 2018
I am trying to understand the lithium supply chain that is used in the battery manufacturing.
Is the raw lithium that is used for battery manufacture delivered as dry lithium carbonate?
Where are the lithium mines that are going to provide the Gigafactory ( I know there are some in Nevada, but it appears they won't have close to the production capacity that the Gigafactory will need).
If the lithium will come form other countries (i.e. South America), wouldn't it be cheaper to build the batteries near the factory.
Thanks in advance