Over the past decade, the economy has seen the demand for metals strongly influenced by oil. This trend does not hold true anymore. Electric cars will now influence demand for metals more than oil. With cars, such as the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevy Bolt, already dominating market sales, BHP Billiton has estimated that we are likely to see a dramatic growth to 140 million electric vehicles on the road by 2035, which signifies a huge boost in copper demand. The average pure battery-powered electric vehicle uses about 80kg of copper, four times the amount of a conventional vehicle! Simply put, metals such as copper, aluminum, lithium, nickel and cobalt are set to benefit from a big automotive industry shift to more electric cars.