Soon we may no longer worry about oil shortages, but Matt Faulks, co-founder of FCEV developer Viritech, reckons EV adoption may bring a whole new crisis: a “lithium crunch” in around 2028. “The only thing we can do is to spin our existing lithium supply out for longer and reduce our consumption of it,” he said.

Heaven for leather

Bentley is trying to show leather can be used sustainably and is the first car maker to join the Leather Working Group. Mark Cooke, Bentley’s head of production purchasing, said: “The fact that so many of our heritage models still exist with their original interiors demonstrates the longevity of leather as a core material to us.”

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