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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.
Volkswagen Group secures lithium supplies
Volkswagen Group secures lithium supplies
Chemistry Nobel Prize winner M. Stanley Whittingham – in the background the fully electric Volkswagen ID.3.

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