But it's being used to justify relaxing environmental standards.
Although lithium is plentiful, the problem is ensuring there is enough capacity to process it.
This is the first part of the price VW will pay in its diesel emissions settlement.
"There is no explanation why this software was in this vehicle."
An 1,118-mile stretch of coastline with charging stations.
That's a long way off, and EVs are maturing quickly.
The video is a fascinating look at what, sadly for Dagestan, is an annual event.
"The service actions involve no costs for the customers."
It's meant to keep momentum going on the Paris climate agreement.
The report said the costs of renewable power will continue to fall.
EVs need to reach 300 million by the year 2040 to have an effect on global warming.
What will this mean for the environment, the auto and oil industries, and the country's place at the global table?
Trump has come under pressure from advisers, close allies, corporate CEOs, Democrats and some fellow Republicans to keep the United States in the accord.
"Climate change is a global challenge. No county can place itself outside of this."
Trump has called global warming a hoax intended to weaken American industries.
Trump says the plan hurts the fossil fuel industry, yet it was never actually implemented.
Will the easing of fuel mileage standards be a good thing for the auto industry? At least one experts thinks not.
Pruitt's statement is at odds with scientific consensus.
Ford is the latest high-profile company to distance itself from the right-wing think tank ALEC, responsible for a number of corporate-friendly laws.