Wizard Island in Crater Lake, a caldera lake in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon | Archive Photos/Getty Images
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The Future of Electric Vehicles May Lie Below Ancient Supervolcanoes

The massive calderas left by extinct volcanoes hold stores of lithium, which will be in high demand as vehicle makers increasingly turn to hybrid and fully electric technologies.

Published On 10/04/2017
6:33 PM EDT
L L ithium-ion batteries are the fuel source of the future, already powering nearly every electronic gadget in your house and soon most cars on the road. Volvo recently announced that all of its new models will be either hybrid or fully electric starting in 2019, and Chinese automaker BYD expects to have a completely electrified fleet in the next decade.