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Electric cars are significant contributors to climate protection – but the mining of lithium for the batteries is often criticized. The discussion focuses on the extraction of raw materials in the South American salt deserts. Questions and answers for a more informed debate.

Story: "Lithium mining: What you should know about the contentious issue"
The Atacama Desert in Chile is one of the most important mining areas for lithium.
Chemistry Nobel Prize winner M. Stanley Whittingham – in the background the fully electric Volkswagen ID.3.

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