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Bottled Lightning

Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy

by Seth Fletcher

Paperback, 260 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $16 |

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Bottled Lightning
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Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy
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Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy
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Seth Fletcher

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Shares strategies for meeting the near-future world's energy needs, citing the prevalence of lithium in everyday technologies while explaining the metal's potential role in reducing oil dependency, shifting geopolitical power, and enabling sustainability.

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Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy


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