Growing EV uptake drives sustainable lithium sourcing in South America

By Dalila Ouerghi
Published: Monday, 21 June 2021

With demand for lithium set to increase exponentially in the medium term, due to the growing uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) worldwide, companies along the lithium supply chains continue to announce plans for responsible extraction of the battery raw material.

Daimler, BASF, Fairphone and Volkswagen Group recently created the Responsible Lithium Partnership, which intends to work towardsresponsible lithium sourcing in Chile’s Salar de Atacama region.

"The region’s ecosystem is fragile, and there is lack of consensus regarding the effects and risks of lithium mining and other economic activities in...

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