Interview: Tesla Unveils Electric Vehicle Battery Breakthroughs; Investors Fear Long Wait To Adopt

Professor Billy Riggs, an electric car industry expert at the University of San Francisco, called today’s presentation “exciting”, but questioned current supply chain constraints of raw materials.

“Today’s been a great day for the environment,” said Riggs, “But are there the natural resources outside of the ground today to meet that as quickly as we’re talking about? And I think that’s not going to happen without recycling of batteries. And it’s also not going to happen without thinking about how we sustainably extract some of these precious metals from the ground.”