Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company was pursuing Nevada sources of lithium for use in its Reno battery factory. It didn’t take long for Musk’s claim to prove true, as a Nevada lithium operation announced Wednesday that it will be supplying the electric car company with an element critical in the production of its batteries.
That announcement was welcome news for critics who fretted that the state would be left behind after Tesla had signed a deal in August to obtain lithium from northern Mexico. The company received more than $1 billion in state tax incentives to construct its factory in Nevada.
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