Apple may secure its own battery materials to avoid shortages – Engadget

Cobalt is an essential component in lithium ion batteries, making it a crucial material in the production of smart devices and electric vehicles. But, as battery-hungry cars go mainstream, there’s a risk that the world’s supply will be eaten up by cars …
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