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Musk says lithium batteries "the new oil"

Tesla owner Elon Musk has described lithium batteries as the new oil in the context of security and energy independence.

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Musk highlights lithium batteries

Musk was responding to a message on Twitter that stated there can be no security without energy independence. 

"Absolutely.