Elon Musk made some crucial statements that seems to either bored most consumers to death or exceeded their technical savvy. It was glaring to me to hear Elon Musk mention Lithium as much as he did. I heard him loud and clear. Tesla is going to HAVE TO BE the largest consumer of Lithium on the face of the planet. Of course most of the people in this forum don't care about that - They just want their car. The single most important part of any TESLA cars is the battery. Lithium ION batteries. These batteries are extremely light in weight compared to Nickel Cadmium or any other type of battery without sacrificing discharge rates. Latium is a natural resource. In other words....the earth produces it by itself and takes it time producing it. When looking at the volume of Model 3's ordered....I can't imagine where on earth TESLA is going to have to go to get Lithium in that quantity. 250+ cars worth? That's millions of tons of Latium that will have to be extracted from salt lakes. I suppose the reason this has hit me so hard is that I'm converting my mower away from gasoline to electric utilizing Li Batteries and they are extremely expensive when compared to any other battery type. Where in the world is TESLA going to get that much Lithium? Maybe that's what's going to take TESLA so long to produce these cars. Elon was doing nothing but being honest about Lithium during the reveal.