EV Companies Could Have a Graphite Supply Problem

There’s a strong path ahead for electric vehicles from companies like Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and General Motors (NYSE:GM).

In fact, with demand showing no signs of slowing, it’s increasing the need for high-quality metals, like graphite from companies such as Ceylon Graphite (TSXV:CYL)(OTC:CYLYF), Graphite One Inc. (TSXV:GPH)(OTC:GPHOF), and Mason Graphite Inc. (TSXV:LLG)(OTC:MGPHF).  After all, graphite is an essential material used for producing the anode of lithium-ion batteries using in electric vehicles and energy storage.

By 2030, the world could see approx. 125 million EVs on the road, which means we’ll need a good deal of graphite, according to Mining News North.  Unfortunately, there’s a supply problem.  One so severe, the USGS includes graphite on its list of 35 minerals and metals considered critical to the United States.