Thursday, 11 August 2016

Lithium Race: South Korea’s Battery Technology Expected To Be Used By Apple For Its Electric Car.



  

  Are they making it or are they not? Rumours are running wild about Apple and its electric car and now I have another one this time from South Korea. 

  "We have another rumour swirling around Apple Electric Car. It is coming to change our world overnight - it is impossible to keep the lid on this kind of groundbreaking development for Apple forever. Tesla Model 3 now has more than 400,000 reservations in just two weeks and it was a total shock to the auto industry. Hot money is chasing the supply for EVs as now it is apparent that the future will be electric. Lithium is the magic metal at the very heart of rEVolution."



Lithium Race: Bottled Electricity - Does Apple Lease Former Pepsi Bottling Plant For Electric iCar? 






  "As you already know, that the Next Big Thing is based on the Miracle of Bottled Electricity. Lithium Technology allows us to store electricity: the most efficient form of energy known to us - in the very efficient way. Tesla Motors has demonstrated what it means in practice: acceleration of Porsche 911 and smooth silent drive for 300 miles on a single charge. Now cheaper lithium batteries change everything. In order to become the first $1 Trillion Market Cap company, Apple has to play Electric iCar right. People will pay a premium for Apple, but I was always advocating a strategic alliance with Tesla. Tesla has all technology in place, Apple has capital, huge brand and Foxconn cheap manufacturing base. Two last pieces to the puzzle: Foxconn is building its own electric cars plant in China for $800 million and Lithium Batteries Megafactory. Mysterious Foxconn electric car for $15k can be another groundbreaking development. In the end, the Tesla Model 3 can provide the best powertrain and almost all iPhones and iPads are made in China by Foxconn. Lithium is at the very heart of this Energy rEVolution. Stay tuned for our new mix tracks for the International Lithium launch party. Read more."


Lithium BOOM: Concept Video "More Than A Car - Apple Electric Car."



  Apple is solidly on track to deliver Electric Car and it will ignite the mass market for electric cars overnight. Lithium technology is here and cheaper lithium batteries change everything. We are entering the mass market for electric cars this year with GM Bolt and Tesla Model 3 coming out and China becoming the largest electric cars market as well with BYD backed by Warren Buffett leading EV sales over there. "Lithium Upheaval" in China is now spreading like a virus to all markets. International Lithium is building the vertically integrated lithium business with Ganfeng.

"We have another catalyst for our Lithium Universe. Elon Musk confirms the obvious to our industry, but magnified by BBC and his star power this message will reach far and beyond our very small community: now mainstream investors will be rushing to find how to play the Next Big Thing - mass market in Electric Cars. Next will be the official announcement from Apple about its Electric iCar - you just cannot hide it any more, Tim Cook, bring it on! Read more."



Lithium BOOM: Tesla Chief Elon Musk Says Apple Is Making An Electric Car.



  "We have another catalyst for our Lithium Universe. Elon Musk confirms the obvious to our industry, but magnified by BBC and his star power this message will reach far and beyond our very small community: now mainstream investors will be rushing to find how to play the Next Big Thing - mass market in Electric Cars. Next will be the official announcement from Apple about its Electric iCar - you just cannot hide it anymore, Tim Cook, bring it on! Read more."



Future Of Building Lithium Supply Chains For Robots: ILC and Ganfeng J/Vs And The Largest Auto Market In The World In China.






  "As we are discussing here, Lithium Technology will power us for the next 50 years and after that Robots. If you look into the real advance in the Silicon Valley these days it is not about just Cars being fully Electric and autonomous very soon.Silicon Valley giants like Apple, Google, Tesla, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and Uber among others are going for the real change not only in the $10 Trillion market related to the automotive sector, but they are igniting the tectonic shift in our civilisation. Robots are coming. Read more."




Lithium Race To A $1 Trillion Dollar Market Cap: Electric iCar - Apple Registers Apple.car And Apple.auto.

  



  Oscar Raymond from Macworld reports the latest confirmation that Apple is taking Electric iCar seriously and, as we have discussed before, we can hope that it is coming very soon to bring to Apple the status of the First Trillion Dollar Market Cap Company and to all of us mass market for electric Cars! They just have to play it right, everything else is ready for this jump - Lithium Technology is here.



ETNews:

South Korea’s Battery Technology Expected to Be Used by Apple for Its Electric Vehicle


"It is predicted that South Korea’s small and medium company’s battery technology will be used by Apple for its self-driving electric vehicle that is being developed as a top secret. Because it is a technology that was never seen before, industries are interested whether or not a South Korean company will play a role of a secret weapon for Apple’s future innovative vehicle technology.

According to a battery industry on the 8th, Apple recently signed off on a NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) with a South Korean battery developer to co-develop batteries for ‘Protect Titan (tentative name)’. They have been carrying out administrative work in South Korea and the U.S. starting from early this year as an employee from Apple’s department that is related to development of batteries for electric vehicles has been visiting this South Korean company.

Industries think that this Korean company won’t be the sole company that will be in charge of Apple’s batteries. However it is heard that Apple has been approaching innovativeness even though they started off with totally different concepts from design, function, and performance perspective from the start. Industries believe that Apple is focusing on securing creative battery technology that will only exist in Apple’s self-driving vehicles.

This Korean battery developer, which is comprised of 20 or so employees who are expert technologists in batteries, holds international patented technologies for hollow batteries. These batteries are cylindrical lithium-ion secondary batteries that have thickness of 2 fingers and they are different from other batteries that their centers are hollow.

Because batteries create most heat from the center due to chemical reactions, this company has created batteries where air flow and cooling are smooth in the center of batteries and this can minimize installation of separate cooling device or a device that prevents over-heating. They are also advantageous in high output. By utilizing this space, it is easy to design parallel connection, which is to expand battery capacity, in these batteries.

Apple did not choose standardized circular or rectangular batteries that are widely used for current electric vehicles, but it is planning to develop its own independent batteries for electric vehicles based on this Korean company’s hollow battery technology.

“Because we made a NDA with Apple, we cannot discuss any information regarding this project.” said a high-ranking official from this Korean company.

Apple’s Project Titan was heard by industries in early 2015. Apple newly appointed Bob Mansfield, who had led developments of Macbook Air, iMac, and iPad, as the man who will oversee this project and it is heard that Apple is carrying out its project with other professional employees that it hired from Tesla, Ford, and BMW as well as Chris Porritt who used to be the Tesla’s Vice-President and in charge of vehicle engineering.

Staff Reporter Park, Taejun | gaius@etnews.com"