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Turns out EVs don't like the cold either

Jan 19, 2024
Some EV owners are finding that the batteries don't always perform optimally in the freezing temperatures affecting much of the country.
If you normally get 400 miles out of a full battery charge, there's a chance you might only get 200 or 300 miles depending on the car and how cold it is outside.
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As EV sales accelerate, battery makers face a new shortage of a crucial mineral: graphite

Nov 3, 2022
The stuff in pencils accounts for more than half of the mineral demand in a lithium cell battery. Most graphite is imported from China.
Ford reports that it's seen an uptick in demand for EVs, but manufacturers are facing a shortage of graphite. Above, a logo on Ford's electric F-150 Lightning truck.
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