Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Lithium Race To The End Of The ICE Age: Tesla Model S Is The Best-selling US Luxury Sedan, By A Wide Margin.

   
Engadget.


   And this is the real worry for all automakers, we are talking about here. Engadget reports on the disruption of the luxury sector by Tesla Model S which is always on ludicrous mode. The real electric cars provide much better performance and consumer satisfaction, we just need to have them cheaper. And they are coming very fast now from all automakers in a fear to be left out on ICE. The most important message after so many years is that it is not our dreams anymore: the best electric cars are here and customers are voting for them with their wallets. Lithium technology is here and cheap lithium batteries change everything.


Lithium Race From The DieselGate: The German Auto Industry Is Finally (Maybe) Done With Gas.


  
Volkswagen Electric ID.


  I can be also very cynical after of years calling and waiting for this action and ask you to wake me up when it will really happen, but the ugly truth is that autos have finally understood that they cannot survive pushing "Clean Diesel" and "Not So Dirty Gas" anymore. People are not buying it.  It makes more sense to rush and build finally all those electric cars before Tesla and EVs from China have not taken all the world over.
  Tesla Model S crashes all sales of luxury sedans this year leaving in the dust Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7. With 400,000 orders of Tesla Model 3 consumers have sent a very powerful signal that they are ready for the best electric cars. There are not a lot of them yet: GM Bolt, Opel Ampera-e and Tesla Model 3 will start the real race with both priced below $40k and with 200 miles of range.     
  The Great Germans will be fighting back the ban of ICE cars like they are doing it now in India with the ban on diesel cars, but the train has left the station. DieselGate lawsuits can put Volkswagen out of business and they all understand very well now that first customers are going to Tesla and next the investors will be selling shares in all dinosaurs who cannot see that it is coming - all cars will be electric. Voices for the real change are getting louder and you cannot dismiss them anymore. Lithium technology is here and cheaper lithium batteries change everything. Lithium is the magic metal at the very heart of this Energy rEVolution. Read more."



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Electric rEVolution: Joe Lowry - New Lithium Supply And Demand Forecast.


Copyright Global Lithium LLC, used with permission.



  "Joe Lowry provides us with his conservative outlook for Lithium Supply and Demand up to 2020. He is the must follow for all seriously interested in lithium market. Always do your very own DD, but at least you have the best data to work with. Now we have a news to put his view into perspective: Germany calls Europe to ban all ICE cars from 2030! It means that ramp up in the building production facilities for EVs and Lithium Batteries must be started now. Finally, we are talking seriously about The Switch to renewable Energy and Electric Cars by 2030! Lithium Technology is here and Lithium is a magic metal at the very heart of this Energy rEVolution. Read more."



Engadget:


Its sales lead over other large luxury sedans keeps growing.


Third-quarter sales of the Tesla Motors Model S electric sedan surged 59 percent from last year to 9,156 units, the company confirmed to Autoblogtoday. The sales are about five percent more than our previous third-quarter estimate, since that was a guess based on Tesla's disclosure of its global quarterly sales. Bloomberg News, which first reported the US sales figures, said the Model S was the country's best-selling luxury sedan in the third quarter, and by a wide margin. Tesla also sold 5,428 Model X vehicles during the quarter, Tesla confirmed.
The Model S sales were almost double the sales figures for the No. 2 US luxury sedan, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and more than double the sales of the BMW 7-Series. No other model moved more than 2,000 units during the quarter. In all, the Model S accounted for almost a third of the country's third-quarter large luxury sedan market, which also includes models from Audi, Lexus, Porsche, Jaguar, and Maserati.

Our prior estimates, which assumed that 55 percent of Tesla's global Model S sales are in North America, had Tesla selling 8,691 Model S vehicles during the third quarter. Either way, the Model S continues to be a category-defining vehicle.

The better-than-previously-reported news marks a bit of positive direction for a company dogged by investor concerns that it's burning through too much cash, especially as it prepares to complete its acquisition of solar-energy service provider SolarCity. CNBC recently cited an analyst note from Oppenheimer's Colin Rusch that estimated that Tesla may need to raise as much as $12.5 billion by the end of 2018 in order to stay financially solvent. Tesla chief Elon Musk refuted any notion that the company would need to raise additional cash by the end of the year in a Tweet last week."