Saturday, 4 April 2015

Lithium Catalyst: Electric Vehicles Sales In US Surge Almost 50% In March.


  InsideEVs reports about dramatic increase in EV sales in U.S. in March. We have the very important changing dynamic here even with low gas prices. China and Europe were making headlines with record sales of EVs lately and it is very important to see U.S  picking up adoption sped as well.

Lithium Technology: Internet Giants Drive Into The Electric Vehicle Space.

We have the new tipping point for the electric cars mass market. 2015 is already shaping like one of the most important years for the EV market. Apple, BYD, Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, Foxconn - with these names and capital behind them huge Chinese auto-market is the best field to cultivate new disruptive technology.

International Lithium And Ganfeng Lithium: "The End Of The Lithium 'Big 3'.

  "Joe Lowry has published a very interesting article about the lithium market, major producers and rising Chinese powerhouses in lithium industry. You can find now more details on International Lithium strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium. Apple Electric iCar and Warren Buffet BYD move into energy storage to chase Elon Musk with his Tesla Gigafactory bring Lithium back onto the radar screens of investors now. Read more."

International Lithium Corp. and Ganfeng Lithium Commence Work Programs on the Avalonia and Mariana Lithium Projects.


Electric Vehicles Sales In US Surge Almost 50% In March, Lead By The Fiat 500e, Tesla Model S

Yes, you read that headline right.  March sales were up almost 50% from last month (49% to be exact) thanks to strong performances by the new-to-market Tesla Model S 85D (AWD – non performance version) and the Fiat 500e.  Overall, an estimates 10,341 EVs were sold in March.
Top Manufacturers Of Plug-In Vehicles:
  1. Tesla Motors– 2,450*
  2. Nissan  – 1,817
  3. Ford – 1,692
  4. Fiat – 1,312*
  5. BMW – 1,065
  6. Toyota – 477
Pure Electric Car Market Share vs PHEV In March*
  1. BEV – 6,949 – 67%
  2. PHEV – 3,392– 33%
New 2015 Highs Set In March (previous high in brackets):
  • Tesla Model S – 2,450* (1,150)
  • Fiat 500e – 1,310* (315)
  • Ford Fusion Energi – 847 (603)
  • Ford C-Max Energi – 715 (498)
  • Volkswagen e-Golf – 195 (181)
  • Chevrolet Spark EV – 151 (119)
  • BMW i8 – 143 (113)
  • Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid – 72 (71)
  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV – 10 (5)

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