"Once again BMW i proves the mission “born to go further” by taking electric mobility to the next level. A new, extended-range model of the BMW i3 is now available to accompany you on your daily journey – joyrides included. With its second BMW i3 model, BMW i increases the range by 50% compared to its predecessor – for even more electric driving pleasure. The new BMW i3 (94 Ah) features an extended battery capacity of 94 ampere hours (Ah) to reach destinations as far away as 200 km (NEDC: 300 km). This allows it to meet all your everyday needs, transporting you between office and home, and offering excellent driving performance in the countryside as well as in the city."
BMW is seeking to attract the young and trendy urban population to its electric BMW i3. Now it will go further for another 50% of range making it up to 200 km, which is very respectable for its new 33 kWh lithium battery. With going down prices and new incentives introduced in Germany BMW i3 can build up its own following of the urban computers. My observation here will be that Tesla Model 3 is just the great car, which happens to be electric to give the best performance. BMW choice was to go for an "Electric special", which real BMW crowd will not buy.
Anything what goes on electricity is great, lithium technology is here. Germany has to embrace it fully to stay relevant. All auto-makers cannot comply with toxic emissions test on the roads. Volkswagen is still trying to block with Shell the advance of electric cars in-between of its tweets about EVs. Because they do not have anything even close to Tesla Model S, X or coming Model 3. Even incentives, according to some reports, will be not available for Tesla Motors. We have the "old good EU corruption" in place. Energy rEVolution cannot be stopped now, the question is who will bring us millions of EVs: BYD, Foxconn or Tesla selling its Lithium Technology and Model 3 power-trains to proud Germans?
What can I say here? This concept of BMW i8 Spider is just beautiful, but what can bring it to life fast? When BMW and other Big German Autos will have strength to endorse Electric Cars for real? The wasted billions on Hydrogen and "Clean Diesel" are not helping management to embrace the change, but maybe shareholders can demand it? You cannot just build your business plan on corrupted politicians preventing us all from progress and clean air to breath as a result.
Reality is that any level of any pollutions being it Diesel or Petrol are harmful for our health. We have Lithium Technology to address it. If Tesla can make it from scratch with Elon Musk, why Great German Autos cannot do it? Just go and make a strategic alliance with Tesla, get the full electric powertrain matching your 21st century design, build next Lithium Batteries Gigafactory in Europe and more Tesla Supercharges and bring us mass market for electric cars moving down the models and pricing range. In my ver personal opinion for BMW just to stay relevant in the next 25 years, it should not be just a wish from any "Green" BMW shareholders, but must be government backed plan to save German Auto Industry. Just hiding the facts about cancer hazard toxic emissions is not working any more. Volkswagen will never get over it, BMW still has a chance. The worst for all of us outcome will be in case of German government saving German Autos by killing German kids with deadly pollution and all those auto jobs just going back to China again. Read more."
"The pain is coming, you can't stop it. Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) will be dying with Fossil Fuels. It is just the law of nature. Electric Cars are better and they will become cheaper as well very soon. We can make it as a pain of growth, but who will make it? All these jobs for The Next Industrial rEVolution could be here, not just going again to China. Germany with its brilliant engineers can produce lithium batteries and electric cars and it can happen in every country. It is all here, with all numbers on the links below. Just spread the word.
Ireland Lithium For Europe: ILC And Ganfeng - Germany Plans $1.4 Billion In Incentives For Electric Cars.
This is really big news for us at International Lithium and Ganfeng - finally Germany is putting its act together. CNBC is on all morning on Volkswagen - New York Times reported that there was a Power Point Presentation in 2006 how to cheat on emissions. It is only the beginning of AutoGate - all autos cannot comply with any limits in the real driving conditions. Now Mercedes is under investigation, FIAT, PSA Peugeot, Mitsubishi was rigging fuel consumption data from ... 1991! What does it mean? It means that when you account all costs properly Electric Cars are already cheaper than ICE age once with much better performance. The problem is that we do not have enough good ones. People are buying all they can get from Tesla Motors. Tesla Model S has already outsold in Europe Audi 8, BMW 7 and Mercedes S in 2015!This is the real news without hype: people will buy more EVs now. Germany is igniting the EV boom in Europe's largest auto-market. India, Norway, Netherlands and Austria are all considering banning any new ICE cars to be sold in 2020s! Now the question is how to build millions of electric cars and fast. Daimler, LG Chem and A123 are building lithium batteries factories in Europe now. Tesla is talking to Germany and France on the next Tesla Gigafactory 2 location in Europe. From the last year I am calling for Elon Musk to come to Ireland where we are developing Avalonia J/V with Ganfeng Lithium. In my very personal opinion Ganfeng should be building its own lithium production plant in Ireland right at the doorstep of Europe. After Apple's melt down on the slowing sales of iPhones there are a lot of calls for it to buy into the Next Big Thing and buy Tesla. The automakers that can strike a strategic alliance with Tesla Motors and buy Tesla Model 3 lithium technology and power-trains will make millions of electric cars and take the market over. Will it be China again with its military plan to dominate the post carbon economy after this Next Industrial rEVolution in Energy?
International Lithium And Ganfeng Lithium Commence Drilling At The Avalonia Lithium Project, Ireland.
Volkswagen has made the best advertisement campaign for electric cars and Elon Musk with 325,000 orders for Tesla Model 3 in one week has shown that people are ready to buy best electric cars. Now we have a very good problem: how to make millions of EVs for all of us and fast. While Elon Musk is negotiating the best next location for Tesla Motors Factory and Gigafactory 2 in Europe, LG Chem, Daimler and A123 are all building lithium batteries facilities in EU already. Ganfeng Lithium has avery strong presence in Europe and now we are knocking on the doors to the one of the largest auto-markets in the world and building together Vertically Integrated Lithium Business to feed the Energy rEVolution. At international Lithium we have started early and acquired Avalonia lithium project in 2009. Now after years of due diligence by Ganfeng Lithium and millions of dollars in investments into the project we are drilling the defined targets to make the next step towards the economic assessment of the deposits on our property. Our J/V is fully financed by giant from China Ganfeng Lithium. Now International Lithium has active ongoing developments on all three continents: with Ganfeng Lithium from China in Ireland and Argentinaand with Pioneer Resources from Australia in Canada.
"Mr. Kirill Klip, President, International Lithium Corp. comments, “The Avalonia project joint venture, fully funded by strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium Co. Ltd., (“GFL”), could be of strategic importance to the European Union should a sufficient resource be identified. Clean fuel technologies for motor vehicles are becoming increasingly important to the European Economic Community to tackle climate change and the air pollution crisis in major urban areas. Lithium technology will play a major role when it comes to providing batteries for communication devices, electric vehicles and utility storage systems. Renewable sources of energy such as solar and wind power will also benefit from lithium battery technologies and become more commonplace as the problem of intermittency will be addressed providing steady power from these sources 24/7.” Read more.
Thanks to the best advertisement campaign for electric cars organised by Volkswagen and corrupt EU politicians, we have another groundbreaking event reported by InsideEVs. Last year Tesla Model S outsold Audi 8, BMW 7 and Mercedes S Class! People with the money are going electric. Even more will do so once good electric cars are available in Europe. Tesla Model 3 will make the trick 325,000 reservations in one week time with reported today! Who will be first to secure the strategic alliance with Elon Musk, stop messing around with ICE and buy from Tesla Model 3 power-trains to bring electric cars to the millions fast? Read more.