According to El Sol de Mexico, the motive for the 2019 coup was purely for monetary get, and that then-president Evo Morales was binned owing to global company needs for Bolivia’s large reserves of lithium. In spite of current enhancements in EV battery technologies, lithium stays a vital ingredient in most present day EV choices. According to Arce, particular tweets made by Musk could have been the spark that lit the flame: “There had been statements by vice-presidential applicant Samuel Doria Medina who stated it would be extremely attention-grabbing if Tesla could occur to Bolivia to industrialize lithium. A couple of months later, a statement by a senior Tesla supervisor was identified on social networks stating that they are going to carry out a coup in which required,” he said.