According to Tesla, too little is currently being invested in the mining industry, so that in time the demand will increase and shortages will arise.
Tesla is currently a major consumer when it comes to metals such as copper, nickel and lithium. The batteries in the Tesla cars consist for a large part of these metals and minerals which must be mined from mines.
Not only cars use copper, smartphones and smart devices also use more and more copper and nickel.
Tesla fears a shortage of raw materials. The copper mining industry would face a shortage of investments. Tesla would like to start working directly with the miners to prevent the shortage.