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Elon Musk just said Tesla might get into the mining business to make sure it can make enough batteries for future vehicles

  • Tesla might enter the mining business as it seeks to ensure that it can make enough batteries for future vehicles, CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday.
  • As Tesla increases vehicle and battery production, it will have to consider parts of the battery supply chain, like mining.
  • “We might get into the mining business. I don’t know,” Musk said.
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Tesla might enter the mining business as it seeks to ensure that it can make enough batteries for future vehicles, CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday.

Musk said the electric-car maker’s ability to expand its product lineup depends on being able to produce a large number of batteries.

“There’s not much point in adding product complexity if we don’t have enough batteries,” he said.

As Tesla increases battery production, it will have to consider parts of the supply chain, like mining.

“We might get into the mining business. I don’t know,” Musk said. “We’ll do whatever we have to to ensure that we can scale at the fastest rate possible.”

Article by: Mark Matousek

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