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Why is lithium so important for the production of electric car batteries? How will Volkswagen secure a sustainable supply chain? We provide the answers and explain with five graphics the importance of this well-sought after alkali metal.

Today, lithium ore is predominantly extracted in Australia.
Volkswagen Group secures lithium supplies
That’s how a Li-ion battery charges and discharges.
Volkswagen focus on synergies along the entire battery value chain.
Countries with major Lithium production and reserves.
Why mining is more future-compliant.
What Volkswagen does for more sustainability in production.

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