The last few years have seen a dramatic change in global attitudes to electric vehicles (Evs) with many countries and car manufacturers pledging to switch entirely to Evs before 2040. The expected growth in Evs will lead to a rapid increase in demand for raw materials such as lithium, which is essential for batteries in Evs and domestic energy storage systems. Lithium-cesium-tantalum (LCT) pegmatites are an important source of lithium, currently accounting for about 40% of global supply.

Zimbabwe is currently the world's fifth largest lithium producer, after Chile, Argentina, Australia and China, and has substantial lithium resources (USGS...

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