Monday, 12 January 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt Goes Mainstream, Chevy Bolt Is A $30k EV For The Masses.

"The second generation of GM's flagship electric vehicle has just been revealed at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is an all-new car featuring more mainstream styling and an electric-only range of 50 miles. Meanwhile, GM also unveiled the Bolt concept car, which is an electric CUV with a 200-mile range and which the company thinks could be sold at a very competitive $30,000."

GM To Release The $30k Chevy Bolt 200 Miles Range EV in 2017.

"This is the real head to head competition between GM and Tesla Motors. Tesla has announced before that Model III will have 200 miles range and $35k price tag. Is GM really getting serious about electric Cars now? Reading the LG Chem Lithium Megafactory article will give you the idea about the long term strategic planning behind this move.
  With LG Chem supplying the batteries I can see the next move that GM will try to fight Tesla's market share in the largest auto-market in the world in China. It is the great news for all electric cars and lithium technology industry! This technological advance coupled with announced by China "The War on Pollution" will bring the real mass market for electric cars in a few years time."

Rebuttal to Study: EVs Being More Dangerous Than Internal Combustion Vehicles.

Bill Williams puts all the nonsense about Electric Cars being more dangerous than with Internal Combustion engines vehicles to rest.

Lithium "Megafactory": LG Chem Breaks Ground For EV Battery Plant In China.

 China is already the top lithium materials producer and now LG Chem will put it solidly on the lithium battery map. LG Chem plans are very ambitious - company plans to produce 100k batteries per year! Tesla Gigafactory rightfully attracts a lot of attention and LG Chem move will find its investment audience as well. All this production of batteries will need the secure supply of lithium.
  International Lithium is positioned to participate in this huge market opportunity in China as part of the vertically integrated lithium business with our strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium. Read more."

Powered By Lithium: Tesla Model III - The BMW 3 Killer Is Coming!

 "Tesla Model III will be the game changer for the mass market for electric cars. Particularly for China it can be the only way forward in order to be able to increase the amounts of cars on its roads without chocking on the very dangerous level of air pollution, which is already causing serious problems for the country. Read more."

China Rolls Out Welcome Mat for Electric Cars: Ganfeng Lithium Partners with International Lithium in Argentina and Ireland.

"According to the World Bank, air pollution costs China as much as $300-billion a year in health problems and productivity losses.
In response, the Chinese central government just announced a slate of pro-electric car policies, including slashing charging station rates by 30%. Navigant Research predicts that global lithium ion battery sales will increase 400% by 2023. Read more."

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