Crisis could tighten material supply for EV batteries and clean energy, IEA warnsCrisis could tighten material supply for EV batteries and clean energy, IEA warns

2017 Nissan Leaf showing battery pack (Source: Nissan)The global coronavirus pandemic could present a major issue for electric cars and clean energy by restricting supplies of materials needed for batteries, solar panels, and wind turbines, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned in a report Wednesday. The supply of needed minerals—such as the lithium, cobalt, and nickel used in batteries…The global coronavirus pandemic could present a major issue for electric cars and clean energy by restricting supplies of materials needed for batteries, solar panels, and wind turbines, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned in a report Wednesday. The supply of needed minerals—such as the lithium, cobalt, and nickel used in batteries…2017 Nissan Leaf showing battery pack (Source: Nissan)The global coronavirus pandemic could present a major issue for electric cars and clean energy by restricting supplies of materials needed for batteries, solar panels, and wind turbines, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned in a report Wednesday. The supply of needed minerals—such as the lithium, cobalt, and nickel used in batteries…The global coronavirus pandemic could present a major issue for electric cars and clean energy by restricting supplies of materials needed for batteries, solar panels, and wind turbines, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned in a report Wednesday. The supply of needed minerals—such as the lithium, cobalt, and nickel used in batteries…