Thursday, 4 June 2015

Powered By Lithium: Volkswagen And SAIC Team Up In China On Plug-in Hybrids And Electric Vehicles.

  China becomes very fast the centre for development of lithium technology and its applications. Being the largest auto-market in the world is helping as well and "War on Pollution" is driving government support for electric cars. New players are emerging in lithium industry and security of supply becomes crucial for the next developments. International Lithium is at the forefront of building lithium supply chain with our strategic partner from China - Ganfeng Lithium.

International Lithium Corp. Updates on Drilling Programs in Argentina and Ireland.

  We have great news today from our both J/V projects with Ganfeng Lithium! You already know about my personal vision for the lithium industry and our strategic partnership between International Lithium and Ganfeng Lithium from China. Now we have results coming in from our exploration and development programs.

The Lithium-Ion Battery Megafactories Are Coming: Production To More Than Triple by 2020.


Volkswagen And SAIC Team Up On Plug-in Hybrids And Electric Vehicles.

"Volkswagen and SAIC have signed a new agreement which will pave the way for a number of new plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles to be built in China.
Under the terms of the deal, the two companies will expand their Shanghai Volkswagen joint venture plant in Anting, China to "meet the new challenges associated with the local production of electric vehicle models."
The companies declined to go into specifics but Volkswagen Board Member Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann said "Over the next four years, we plan to localize more than 15 different electric vehicle models in China, including plug-in hybrids and fully electric vehicles."  One of these will be an electric vehicle based on the Volkswagen Lavida and it will arrive in approximately four years.
Besides focusing on plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, the agreement calls for a new C-segment Volkswagen model to be built at the plant in 2016.
Source: Volkswagen"