Cobalt however is quite a different story. What are the producers planning to do? Dig up half Congo?
Tldr: it _might_ be feasible
Edit: It could be enough for the time being as Tesla seem to still source a lot (likely most) of it's batteries from the global supply chain and not making everything in house, but if the Gigafactory goes full steam and Tesla does start producing even low to mid double digit percentage of the cells they predict they'll need for both EV and their energy storage (SolarCity) I think Elon might need to buy whatever Blackwater is calling themselves today and invade the DRP.
They are doing their best to look forward moving and progressive in the wake of dieselgate. But to me it seems like all optics and vapourware. Even the e-Golf, not really a bad product, is only available in very tiny numbers. They've dropped all hybrids from their lineup in North America except for the weakly sold and rather mediocre spec'd A3 e-Tron.
Basically, I'll believe it when I see the cars in showrooms and dealer lots and in monthly sales reports. Until then, I'm still angry about what happened with my diesel Jetta.
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Though I still wish we had 'something other than batteries'. Batteries can barely charge at their max discharge rate, meaning you can discharge at 75mph but charge at 30mph :(
Well at least we don't have to worry about the power packs cheating on on range tests.