Desert in Chile where lithium is mined with handwritten text saying "The Fuel of Electric Cars"
April 2018

The fuel of electric cars

Electric cars are advertised as transport that leaves zero emission. No footprint. Like riding a unicorn. Dave visited the biggest lithium mine of the world in Chile. This white powder is used for a crucial part. Batteries. But is this stuff any good? How is it mined? does it harm the environment? And what else is needed to manufacture cars?

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