We have another spokesperson from the "Electric Billionaire Club" talking about Electric Cars. Richard Branson is even more aggressive than McKinsey and follows Elon Musk and Tony Seba with their predictions about adoption rates for electric. He knows a thing or two about disruption after creating numerous successful companies which changed the landscape of many industries forever in music, air and train transportation, financials and many others. Now he is involved in Formula E and there were some reports that he will be more engaged in electric space with his own Virgin Electric Car. Richard Branson definitely knows what performance lithium technology can deliver, will he deliver his own magic touch to bring it to the millions now and fast? His star power to disrupt $12 Trillion Energy and Transportation industries will be very much appreciated now.
While a general public is still sleeping at the wheels of cancer hazard polluting diesel and petrol cars, "Electric Billionaire Club" is busy adding billions to their fortunes. Elon Musk is working now on his "Secret Master Plan" promised to be released shortly - I guess to add to the excitement and publicity around Tesla Gigafactory Grand Opening on July 29th. What this one will be about? "Creating a seamlessly integrated Tesla battery & solar power product that looks beautiful", as Elon Musk twitted about the reason for Tesla buying out Solar City. Will Tesla announce the "Mobile Phone" style payment plan for its Electric Cars and Solar systems, when customers can choose an electric car from Tesla or add to it Tesla's Solar System including Energy Storage and pay a simple monthly fee for it? Or can we expect something even more groundbreaking? For example, like how to make millions of electric cars Tesla Model 3 really super fast? I will throw the wild one: major strategic alliance announcement with Apple to build dozens of Gigafactories all around the world and license Tesla Model 3 powertrains.
Or will it be another member of "Electric Billionaire club involved? Warren Buffett has a stake in BYD. This New Energy conglomerate from China is the largest EVs manufacturer in the world, conveniently located in the largest market for electric cars in China. Any combination of technology, skills, capital and market access in China between Tesla and BYD will throw all other automakers back in the ICE age overnight. Then Sir Branson will be definitely right on a spot with his prediction.
Another billionaire Sir Dyson is building his own electric cars and it will not be the vacuum cleaner on wheels, according to the reports. He bought the Sakti3 and promised to invest $1 billion in order to commercialise Lithium Solid State technology, which promises lithium battery cost dropping to the magic $100 per kWh and range for Tesla Model S and X at 500 miles.
All in all, we have the major developments in our electric space when billions of dollars are being invested in the fast developing lithium technology which brings very fast better and cheaper products. Welcome to the Energy rEVolution: when Solar is powering Electric Cars which are better and cheaper than the ICE age ones! Now you can better appreciate my ideas in "Lithium 2.0 Launch".
"This chart of lithium price in China is keeping awake at night very many people now in our very small industry. Quite a lot of them have totally missed the launch of Lithium 2.0 and now the security of supply is the major geopolitical issue. Tesla is still relying on Panasonic to supply lithium cells and a lot of people are relying on the "Lithium Found in Nevada" under Tesla's Gigafactory floor.
Ganfeng Lithium: $4.5 billion giant from China is the strategic partner of International Lithium and now financing two of our J/V operations in Ireland and in Argentina. We are going where Lithium is and not just the hype around it. As we have discussed before, Lithium 2.0 is now for real as we have the real electric cars finally on the road and GM Bolt and Tesla Model 3 bring us mass market for electric cars. Cheap lithium batteries change everything. Exponential growth in EVs sales is following by deployment of Energy Storage now. Read more".
"Ganfeng exports and produces over 20 unique lithium products. In addition, it has developed an innovative patented technology that significantly shortens the standard production process. To support their expanding global operations, Ganfeng has taken steps to secure its future supply by investing heavily in a Canadian company called International Lithium Corp (TSX.V: ILC)." Peter Cole.
"These are very cool pictures, Sir! Your help and magic touch are needed. China is taking over Lithium Supply. Where will the lithium come for all your beautiful cars? And if you were serious talking about Electric Cars the other day, there is a serious talk for us. Time has come to go electric, Lithium Technology is making it possible. You already know it. Now it is time to look at the basics, where the batteries are coming from and who controls 75% of Lithium Hydroxide for them. Read more."