The future is powered by lithium-ion batteries. But are we overcharging the planet?

The shift to electric cars means rising demand for lithium ion batteries. But at what cost? Image: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Ramesh Shunmugasundaram

postdoctoral researcher, ETH Zürich

Marie Francine Lagadec

PhD candidate, ETH Zürich

Nishan Degnarain

Member, Monetary Policy Committee, Central Bank of Mauritius

Vanessa Wood

Professor, ETH Zürich


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Global demand for lithium-ion batteries is set to more than double by 2025 Image: Deutsche Bank

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