The world needs Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) for electric vehicle (EV) growth because EVs rely on lithium-ion batteries as their primary power source. As the demand for EVs grows, so does the demand for lithium, and DLE methods offer a more efficient and sustainable way to extract lithium from brine sources. By increasing the global supply of lithium and reducing environmental impacts, DLE can help to support the growth of the EV market and promote a more sustainable transportation sector.