IIRC there is 1,909 kg of hydrocarbon of all types produced per person per year at the moment. Meanwhile there is some 16 kg of non-ferrous industrial metals produced per person per year. That is well worth thinking about.
The process of getting the non-ferrous industrial (n-fi) metals is far more complex (read resource intensive and expensive) than getting hydrocarbons. For a start getting the metal ores involves a great deal more than poking a bore hole in the ground and pumping (assuming you even have to pump, sometimes the hydrocarbons flow upwards under pressure and all you need do is collect them). While hydrocarbons are usually refined as a next step, the n-fi metals need complex extra steps to "win" them. These usually demand an electrical/chemical process where the n-fi metals are reduced. That is in addition to refining etc. And it takes a long time, often decades, to bring in new resource, let alone the infrastructure needed for process and transportation.
So, why would one want to replace a few hundred grams per year per person of hydrocarbon production with tens or hundreds of kilos of non-ferrous industrials? Where does the money, manufacturing plant, infrastructure, processing plant, expertise and so on to achieve that massive redirection of civilisation appear from exactly?
Hydrocarbons are extraordinarily cheap- cheaper even than food (compare milk to gasoline for instance). N-fi metals are hugely expensive in comparison.
Right now there is not practical, let alone economic, means to recycle lithium and indeed most of the n-fi metals (aside from aluminium, cobalt, copper and the like). World production of lithium per year is well under 50,000 tonnes. All of it is used and goes through on a once only basis. After being in a battery for a while some of it goes to landfill, some into the water and some gets disposed of in concrete. All of it presently has been directed to production 100%- there is no reserve capacity waiting around to meet new demand. It is already 100% all-in, one time use. Think what that means.
The population of the world is 4.7 billion. See whether you can work out how many kg of lithium per person per year is being produced. Think on that number when you compare it to the hydrocarbon one.
See if you can calculate how many electric cars can be built per year. See if you can figure where all the batteries are going to come from. Because... there aint enough lithium and there aint enough cobalt and there are tremendous problems bringing in much new resource. It is hard for me to get close to expressing just how formidably difficult the challenge.
So.... electric cars are only for the relatively rich. As far as India is concerned, forget about anyone who is not already wealthy by 1st-World standards. If this idea goes much further ahead hundreds of millions of people all over the world will be severely restricted in their ability to travel around the place. In whose interest is that?
For the foreseeable future, the electric car will remain an exclusive rich person's toy (albeit some are really quite fun, Rimac of Croatia comes to mind), at least until an alternative to non-ferrous industrial metals comes along. Hydrocarbons anyone?