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Banning lead 'makes no sense', says Wood Mackenzie

Hazards around lead’s toxicity have underpinned the oft-quoted rhyme: “lead is dead”, but a ban on the original battery metal would place further demand pressure on lithium-ion technology, boosting prices and reducing the availability of battery capacity for energy storage systems, consultancy Wood Mackenzie has said.

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Almost all EVs still use lead batteries, although they're usually smaller than those in regular internal combustion engine (ICE) cars

Pressure is mounting on the lead industry, especially in Europe, where legislation against the use of the base metal in the auto industry has been ratcheting up over the past decade.

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