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Mining the gap: Companies push to find raw materials for electric vehicle boom

Anne Thompson, NBC’s chief environmental affairs correspondent, takes to the sky on a modern-day treasure hunt in Northern Canada, looking for essential elements for electric vehicle batteries using a 1,700-pound metal detector. Successful discoveries could help power an electric vehicle revolution.

KoBold, which hunts for minerals for batteries, is one of many companies founded in recent years to address the various bottlenecks in the broader push toward renewable energy.

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