There is a growing awareness that the growth in interest in electric vehicles is having an impact on the supply and price of certain minerals, specifically lithium and cobalt.  Forbes Asia has a good look has taken a good look at these key minerals.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/timtreadgold/2018/03/07/an-electric-car-boom-excite-australias-mining-tycoons-but-there-may-be-a-cobalt-problem/#2a3f1dc93b42