What makes you guys think we need more electricity?I've been working in the electric generation and distribution industry for 25+ years and have seen the effect flat line demand has made.http://www.businessinsider.com/electricity-demand-dropping-power-industry-negative-impact-2017-12
While we are refining names and numbers a bit....here is a report that states "It is estimated that there’s about 63 kg of lithium in a 70 kWh Tesla Model S battery pack, which weighs over 1,000 lbs (~453 kg)": That is about 138 pounds of lithium, a significant difference than the 9 pounds previously quoted by another. https://electrek.co/2016/11/01/breakdown-raw-materials-tesla-batteries-possible-bottleneck/I would vote that being off by up to ~4% is defensible. Being off by an ~ factor of 15? This isn't Congress or a government project where "national security" is the band-aid for all sins.