Transport & infrastructure
We use copper in cars and it is essentially a cornerstone of the electric car revolution, not least since the construction of an electric car needs three times as much copper as a petrol car. There is also a huge need for copper for charging stations and infrastructure for electricity transfer. Before the railways were built, copper was mostly used for wiring and also for the trains that operate on the tracks. One electric train, for example, uses a full eight tonnes of copper. The aviation industry also needs copper, and it’s estimated that around two percent of the weight of a passenger aircraft is made up of copper.