"This Tesla runs off geothermal brine." Could that be the bumper-sticker of the future? An added draw for Tesla Motors to build its Gigafactory in California, say some business leaders, is the salt- ... more 
"This Tesla runs off geothermal brine." Could that be the bumper-sticker of the future? An added draw for Tesla Motors to build its Gigafactory in California, say some business leaders, is the salt- and mineral-rich Salton Sea in the southern California desert. A company has recently developed game-changing technology to produce lithium from geothermal brine, a leftover of geothermal energy production at the Salton Sea — the state's largest lake. Tesla is considering sites in five states — Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas — for its so-called Gigafactory that would produce lithium-ion batteries for its electric cars. less 
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