Chile state-led lithium policy central to future of electric vehicles


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In this article ALB Follow your favorite stocks CREATE FREE ACCOUNT The global boom in electric vehicle production has sent demand for lithium-ion batteries soaring. That's turned Chile's vast, lithium-containing salt flats into a vital national resource. In Chile's Salar de Atacama, near the border with Argentina and Bolivia, close to one-third of the world's lithium is produced from brines. But South America's fifth most-populous country is losing market share on the world stage to Australia, which in 2017 leapfrogged Chile to become the largest producer of lithium. Argentina is also gaining momentum thanks to increased international investment. With increasing...