Bolivia's Salt Flats

Deep beneath Bolivia's salt flats, lies key to next generation of electric cars.

Bolivian Salt Flats: Extracting Lithium

Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Under Construction. Construction of the first phase of the lithium processing plant is well underway and should be completed by the end of 2009. The area is so high and so remote that there is no electricity, no drinking water, no airplane access and only the most primitive of roads. Everything and everyone has to come long distances. But the potential dividends for Bolivia and for a greener planet are so significant that the investment is deemed worthwhile. These buildings will be dormitories for workers at the lithium plant. (Jeffrey Kofman/ABC News)
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