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The other problem with electric vehicles
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The other problem with electric vehicles
Guess who is now in charge of the world' s richest lithium deposits?


Try - the Taliban.

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Any guesses why the Chinese are so suddenly friendly with these guys?


.....

Oh well....

Your new electric car will sponsor terrorism - and get the equivalent of 50 mpg....

What could go wrong?
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RE: The other problem with electric vehicles
Can't be much worse than the world's biggest deposits of crude oil residing in places like Russia and the middle east.
Why is it so?
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RE: The other problem with electric vehicles
(August 17, 2021 at 5:27 pm)onlinebiker Wrote: Guess who is now in charge of the world' s richest lithium deposits?


Try - the Taliban.

....

Any guesses why the Chinese are so suddenly friendly with these guys?


.....

Oh well....

Your new electric car will sponsor terrorism - and get the equivalent of 50 mpg....

What could go wrong?

I didn’t realize that the Taliban had made such significant inroads into South America. Every source I checked agrees that the world’s largest lithium deposits are in Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina.

I’d also be interested to know to what extent these countries support international terrorism.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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RE: The other problem with electric vehicles
Looking it up, the three countries Boru mentioned actually control 58.75% of the entire global reserves of Lithium. Up next is America, then Australia, and then China. And it turns out China is also the largest consumer of lithium (often exporting it from Australia). While there is apparently a lode of lithium somewhere in Afghanistan, it looks like China is prepared to swoop that up, and in the process, open up possibilities from other places, including freeing up some room for Australia (whose mines produced 42,000 tonnes of lithium in 2019) to export more to other nations.

Also, need I remind you that for much of the 20th century, a crucial portion of our oil reserves came from dictatorial regimes in the Middle East? And it still does, thus making the price of gas skyrocket when said regimes become destabilised, like, say, when the US invades?
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RE: The other problem with electric vehicles
Quote:Guess who is now in charge of the world' s richest lithium deposits?


Try - the Taliban.

....

Any guesses why the Chinese are so suddenly friendly with these guys?


.....

Oh well....

Your new electric car will sponsor terrorism - and get the equivalent of 50 mpg....

What could go wrong?
As opposed to fossil fuels which have for over a century  propped  up some of the worlds biggest funders of international terrorism  Dodgy

But that's different right  Hehe
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RE: The other problem with electric vehicles
(August 17, 2021 at 6:43 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(August 17, 2021 at 5:27 pm)onlinebiker Wrote: Guess who is now in charge of the world' s richest lithium deposits?


Try - the Taliban.

....

Any guesses why the Chinese are so suddenly friendly with these guys?


.....

Oh well....

Your new electric car will sponsor terrorism - and get the equivalent of 50 mpg....

What could go wrong?

I didn’t realize that the Taliban had made such significant inroads into South America. Every source I checked agrees that the world’s largest lithium deposits are in Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina.

I’d also be interested to know to what extent these countries support international terrorism.

Boru

I was going by this..

https://qz.com/2047785/under-the-taliban...-minerals/
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RE: The other problem with electric vehicles
Oh look OLB has stepped on his dick again.
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#8
RE: The other problem with electric vehicles
Note: the article you used even states that, while China is open to doing business with the Taliban, they’re not likely to give them enough money to allow them to fix enough of the damaged infrastructure to make mining a viable option. Especially since they tried to do so with Afghanistan’s copper reserves over a decade ago and failed miserably. The PRC isn’t stupid. They’re not America.
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RE: The other problem with electric vehicles
(August 17, 2021 at 9:44 pm)Jackalope Wrote: Oh look OLB has stepped on his dick again.

Fucking blow me asswipe...

Terrorist sympathizers now control a large market of a resource YOU want.

The fact that there are some other sources doesn' t change a thing.

But hey - what do you care? You' re not the former interpreter who worked for the US or the girl caught with lipstick that will be pressed into slave labor to work the mines... As long as you get your shiny new Volt....
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RE: The other problem with electric vehicles
(August 18, 2021 at 12:03 am)onlinebiker Wrote: Terrorist sympathizers now control a large market of a resource YOU want.

The fact that there are some other sources doesn' t change a thing.

True, but the fact that there's fuck-all in the way of infrastructure to get it out of the ground and China isn't likely to fund said infrastructure due to being burned on a very similar scheme in Afghanistan does.

Also, potentially getting lithium from terror-sympathising states is different from getting oil from terrorist-sympathising states like Saudi Arabia how, exactly?
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