The automotive industry is gradually going electric. US giant General Motors plans to phase out production and sales of conventional fuel-powered vehicles by 2035, while German-based Audi plots a full-stop production in 2033 and convert to electric automobiles. This abrupt electrification has been already widely supported by countries to reduce the consumption of non-renewable carbon fuels and diesel. In 2035, there would be an estimated 50% total conversion of global sales to electric-powered vehicles. Meanwhile, these vehicles would occupy huge batteries inside them, which contain pounds of freshly-mined materials and metals that will be increasing demand yet to be sourced.