Friday, 24 July 2015

Apple Electric iCar Is Coming: Tim Cook Hires Chrysler Executive Doug Betts.

  
  

  We have another confirmation that Apple is very serious about its Titan project and electric iCar is in the making. This announcement will change the EVs market overnight. You can find my investigation on this rumour mill below on the links. Now London's City is paying attention and Lithium plays will be back on the radar screens - security of supply is the name of the game here. Our International Lithium is developing supply chain for this rEVolution with its strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium.


Lithium Race: Specialists Of The New Apple R&D Centre In Japan Will Be Working On Electric iCar.


  Now we have another round of rumours about Apple and its electric iCar. We are getting to the critical mass after which it will be very difficult to keep project Titan closed from public. This time it is the article in Russian - you can Google translate it.


BI: Here Is The Proof That Apple Is Secretly Developing A Car Battery. 


  We can see from the pre-orders of Tesla's Powerwall the brand power of Elon Musk. Can you imaging Apple brand endorsing electric iCar? As we have discussed before, Apple has all means to produce an electric iCar and is working on it. This week former designer of Apple Watch has confirmed it again.


Elon Musk Is Ecstatic About Powerwall Demand - Tesla Q1 2015 Earnings Call.


"What makes International Lithium different from other junior miners - access to the capital. Our very deep technical team headed by Gary Schellenberg has identified our projects at the very beginning of the lithium interest in 2008. It took us few long years to bring Ganfeng Lithium to the table. Now this giant from China is financing our J/V projects after studying for years other lithium projects all over the world. Based on the previous results we are drilling now both J/V projects with more information to come in the coming weeks. China controls now 75% of battery grade lithium hydroxide and Ganfeng Lithium is one of the major players in this market. International Lithium is building the supply chain for this vertically integrated lithium business in China. Stay turned and I welcome all our new shareholders to the very exciting new industrial rEVolution we are building our business to be the part of."

Nerdist news: The Apple Electric iCar - What You Should Know.


"WAS THAT A GOOD WAY TO AVOID THE QUESTION?" - Apple's Shareholders Really Want Tim Cook To Buy Tesla.


  "Apple iCar rumour mill continues with Tim Cook avoiding the questions about Apple iCar and Tesla, but he has not denied it outright! Few reported patent claims are supporting the development of Apple  Electric iCar now, including the wireless charging.
  This is the tectonic shift for our industry, Tesla motors has started the real electric rEvolution and has demonstrated the potential of Lithium empowered technology. Apple can change the auto-industry overnight with its confirmation of Electric iCar. Tim Cook has everything he needs to bring iCar on-line very fast: 
- Opened Tesla Motors patents,
- Apple brand power and loyalty from its customers,
Foxconn - the maker of iPhones and iPads - investing hundreds of million dollars in China to produce $15k electric car,
- Number of patents supporting the Apple Electric iCar development,
- Team of engineers working on the "Titan project" with specialist from Tesla and A123 among them.
- Pile of cash which can buy Tesla Motors "few times over". 
  You can find The Verge article below and my earlier entries covering this exiting subject. Our International Lithium teams are on the ground in Ireland now on Avalonia Lithium project preparing new sites for drilling. In Argentina, at Mariana Lithium project we are building the mining camp to conduct the pumping test and collect the bulk lithium brine sample for testing at the research facilities of our strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium in China. Read more."

International Lithium Corp. Updates on Drilling Programs in Argentina and Ireland.

  

  We have great news today from our both J/V projects with Ganfeng Lithium! You already know about my personal vision for the lithium industry and our strategic partnership between International Lithium and Ganfeng Lithium from China. Now we have results coming in from our exploration and development programs.





CITY A.M.:

Is Apple planning an iCar? Tim Cook hires Chrysler executive Doug Betts as it eyes Tesla, Google and Uber over electric cars


"Not content with taking over our ears (Apple Music) and wrists (Apple Watch) this year, Apple may now have its sights set on taking over our roads.
Tim Cook has hired the an executive from Chrysler, fueling speculation that there may be an iCar coming down the road.
Doug Betts, a former senior vice president at the American carmaker who led global operations for quality, has joined Apple in an operations capacity, the Wall Street Journal first reported, citing a change on his LinkedIn profile.
While it's not clear if Betts is bringing his auto expertise to Apple, and, of course, the California-based company had no comment on the hire, he brings a long career in the industry to the new job, including stints at Nissan and Toyota.
It's just the latest hint that indicates Apple may have ambitions to take on another entirely new industry that would pit it against not just the traditional carmakers but electric vehicle makers from Silicon Valley such as Tesla, Google and even Uber.
Here's what else Apple's been up to that maps out the possible road ahead for an iCar.

Project Titan

Details of a new top secret Apple project codenamed Project Titan leaked earlier this year
Apple is apparently well beyond the concept stage of an electric car project and has dedicated space down the road from its Cupertino campus for working on the vehicles, a building codenamed SG5.
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had even said he wanted to take on Detroit, the traditional home of the car industry in the US, according to the New York Times, after Phil Schiller, a senior boss at Apple, revealed in testimony during a trial with Samsung.
The year 2020 has been mooted as the earliest date for the full reveal. 

Partnerships

The iPhone maker ahs already partnered with the likes of Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo on CarPlay which brings a host of features such as Siri and maps integrated into people's cars. Far from its own car, but it's clear Apple has already built relationships with car makers.
BMW's production chief earlier this month indicated discussions were ongoing between itself and Apple and Google, and is open to partnerships, although stressed that the actual development of cars was "not the subject of these talks".
The boss of Fiat-Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, has also had meetings with Apple, Google and Tesla.

People

Betts isn't the only person to bring some car know-how to Apple.
Tesla boss Elon Musk said in February that Apple has been on a hiring spree for Tesla staff while a battery technology company A123 Systems sued Apple for poaching top engineers.
Meanwhile, Steve Zadesky, a former Ford executive who joined Apple as a vice president of product design for the iPhone and iPod, is said to have been put in charge of the project.
One of its biggest recent hires has also been Johann Jungwirth, the man who used to head up research and development at Mercedes."