Looming lithium supply shortage threatens electric vehicle production, says latest Advanced Propulsion Centre demand report  


  • 25% of vehicles manufactured in Europe predicted to have LFP batteries, reducing reliance on nickel
  • A modest global lithium deficit is likely in 2025, significantly widening by 2030
  • Investment needed now to scale up lithium industry, as it takes years to build battery-grade capacity
  • More can be done to reduce demand with effective use of lithium
  • Call for UK investment to secure future battery material supply chains
  • Opportunity for the UK to capitalise on the anode active material supply gap in Europe
  • World battery demand for the automotive sector could exceed 2,800 GWh by 2030, more than double the forecast for 2025.