According to Statevolt, the site was chosen because the Salton Sea contains enough lithium to meet US demand as well as an estimated 40% of global demand. Incentives provided by the Inflation Reduction Act have accelerated its development plans, the company says. It has engaged AECOM to conduct environmental and traffic analyzes and has partnered with Controlled Thermal Resources to supply lithium and geothermal power from the Hell’s Kitchen facility How long does it take to charge a Tesla Model X.
Statevolt says that at full operating capacity, the new facility will be able to produce batteries for 650,000 electric cars per year.
Source: Green Car Congress