Q. What is lithium?
A. Lithium is a naturally occurring element that is mined primarily from brine deposits in the Andes Mountains of South America, and from the ore of a mineral called spodumene in North America and Australia. It can also be extracted from seawater. Lithium is the lightest metal on earth with the greatest energy potential of any solid. Additionally, materials coated with lithium-based compounds can withstand extreme forces and temperatures. With this unique combination of lightweight, high energy and temperature endurance, lithium is an ideal material with which to make batteries.