Great energy - Formula E is really electrifying. New lithium empowered technology will be tested on the race tracks all over the world. Tesla, LG Chem and Boston-Power aim to produce lithium batteries on the mass market scale and it will bring their cost down allowing us all to embrace much cheaper electric cars. It is not only about the price of oil, but about our ability to survive in the growing larger and larger megalopolises all around the world. International Lithium is very fortunate to be working with Ganfeng Lithium at this technological edge for the strategic materials enabling this technology of the future, which is already on our roads today!
"Eric Wesoff reports on very interesting development in China. Boston Power is building its own Megafactory to produce lithium batteries and even the super cheap urban EV for ... $8,000. It will be the game changer for the booming market for EVs in China, where EV sales are up 320% last year. We have discussed LG Chem Megafactory before and now you can appreciate more recent move of our strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium. China is building very fast its new strategic industry - electric cars. International Lithium is the part of the vertically integrated Lithium business with Ganfeng Lithium in China."
Europe is moving quickly into an electric vehicle early adoption stage with a record number of electric vehicle sales last year and a rapidly growing Tesla Supercharger network. With our important strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium, the Avalonia Lithium project aims to identify potential raw material supply for the rapidly growing Ganfeng Lithium business in Europe.
In Argentina, also with our key strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium, the Mariana Lithium Potash project is at the forefront of a developing mining alliance announced in Beijing last year between China and Argentina. I am particularly encouraged by the announcement by China in January of plans to invest $250 billion in Latin America this decade, which will spur further development of commodities in the region.
International Lithium continues to seek and develop security of supply opportunities using specialized experience developed by the Company and partners since its inception."