Did you not bring up where it comes from?Nickel.
Cobalt applies too, most BEV batteries still use the stuff. There is a 'move' to do without it, but it is one of the better transition metals for batteries.
What difference does it make where it comes from and goes to. My point is that if you load up the world's supply streams of nickel with demand for a billion BEVs, where are you going to 'recycle' all of the needed nickel from?
Honestly your style of arguing makes it look like you disagree with yourself as much as anyone else.