Sunday, 2 August 2015

Lithium Race: Tesla Model S Surges To #1 In Worldwide Electric Car Sales For June 2015.


  InsideEVs reports another milestone for Tesla Model S and Elon Musk. Tesla Model S surges to number one in worldwide electric cars sales in June 2015! The more we have these best for EVs ads on wheels - the better. Future is here and it is electric.

Joe Lowry: Global Lithium Demand To Rise 150% In The Next Ten Years.


  Joe Lowry provides a very sobering outlook for the lithium supply side for the next ten years. He estimates that demand will rise 150% from 160k T of LCE to over 400k T per year - I can even call it conservative in case if electric cars really will take off in the next few years. China is rapidly growing into the world largest market for electric cars matching its biggest auto-market size and state "War on Pollution". Chinese companies are controlling now 75% of lithium hydroxide production. Where all this lithium will come from? Joe is pointing out to the problems in the lithium sector with unproven technologies and junior miners without access to the capital to develop new projects. This is where International Lithium is standing out on its own. Ganfeng Lithium finances our J/V project developments in Ireland and Argentina and we have access to the latest technology from this leading lithium materials producer from China. Now our bulk sample from Mariana project in Argentina is being analysed for the potential lithium and fertiliser products by Ganfeng in China at its R&D facilities.

Dump The Pump: Warren Buffett And Elon Musk To Spark A Lithium Boom.


  I find it quite symbolic that Oil Price has published this article by James Stafford. Our lithium story is getting on the investors' radar screens, the process is slow and masqueraded by the carnage in commodity sector. People and companies who are building their portfolios cannot imaging more opportune time: Elon Musk and Warren Buffett are making the broad market appeal for electric cars and solar energy, but lithium market itself is still full of smoke and mirrors. And now just wait for the official confirmation from Apple about electric iCar to spark all electric cars market and hedge funds start fishing upstream all supply chain. This is where Lithium comes into play as the strategic commodity, where security of supply is the most important now. The disparity in commodity and technology valuations creates great opportunities for those who can think long-term and cherry pick the best assets at the rock bottom valuations. Where to go: always do your DD and follow the smart money from industry insiders. I will provide links for your research and share all publicly available information about International Lithium and our strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium. Please do not hesitate to contact myself on any of the social media platforms or at International Lithium. We are here to make this rEVolution happen. Dump The Pump. Read more.


Tesla Model S Is #1 In Worldwide Plug-In Electric Car Sales For June 2015

In June, the Tesla Model S was the best selling plug-in electric car in the world.
With sales estimated at 4,994, Tesla Model S exceeded the 4,711 Nissan LEAFs sold, while the BYD Qin in third was able to cross the 4,000 mark at 4,015.
If we check 2015 sales results through the end of June, we will see that Nissan LEAF has struggled a bit to maintain its lead with only 3,500 more sales than Tesla.  Although we do expect Nissan to pull away again in the second half once the expected 2016 LEAF, with longer range options (30 kWh, ~110 miles) arrives.
In July, the BYD Qin probably overtook Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, so we have a Chinese car in the TOP 3 for the first time, and despite the fact that this model isn’t even offered in Europe or US.
Volkswagen Golf (BEV and PHEV) sales are getting stronger, while Chevrolet Volt falls down to 9th place as it waits on the 2nd generation model to arrive in September.  Also the Toyota Prius Plug-In continues to fall, and is outside the top 15 .
Everything is changing quickly, and at the same time expanding to over 40,000 sales a month (for May/June) and 200,000 in 6 months.
Among brands, BYD already secured third place, while Volkswagen jumped ahead of BMW, Renault and Ford.
This is a race and on the global scale it’s just getting started.
World’s Top 10 Plug-In Car Manufacturers – January-June 2015
World’s Top 10 Plug-In Car Manufacturers – January-June 2015
(1) – Also includes Holden Volt, Opel and Vauxhall Ampera for sales;