May 06, 2021 08:03 AM (GMT+8) · EqualOcean
The UK is exploring plans to build an inventory of rare earth metals for electric vehicles to protect UK access to important materials such as lithium and cobalt, the Daily Telegraph reported, citing unnamed government officials. The UK may build national inventories to avoid shortages, support attempts to build domestic resources, such as a potential lithium mine in Cornwall, or use diplomatic networks to obtain supplies from overseas private companies.