Monday 23 May 2016

DieselGate Volkswagen Fallout: European EVs Sales Up By 29% to 1.2% in Q1, Almost Double Of The U.S. Share.

InsideEVs: Nissan Leaf 2016.

  As we have discussed before, Volkswagen has made the best advertisement for Electric Cars possible. Now we have just to make millions of the best electric cars very fast. FIAT has joined now DieselGate and the campaign promoting EVs following Mitsubishi, Opel, Suzuki and Mercedes. 
  The numbers reported by InsideEVs are very encouraging: EVs sales in Europe have increased 29% in Q1 to the 1.2% of the total sales. It is almost double of the U.S. EVs sales standing at 0.7% now and world-wide rate of 0.8% last year. To put this number in perspective Nissan Leaf picture is the best here: as much as I appreciate what Nissan have done for EVs market and early adopters - it is not the best car in its class which only happen to be electric like Tesla Model S. 
  We do not have affordable best electric cars in Europe yet. Tesla Model 3 will change it very fast. Another dragging affect on European EVs sales was from Germany as people we waiting for the new EVs incentives to be confirmed. Now there are approved from May and the largest auto-market in Europe is looking frantically for the best EVs to buy. Tesla Model S has already outsold Audi A8, BMW 7 and Mercedes S class in 2015. Now we have to make millions of the best affordable EVs like Tesla Model 3. Who will do it? Lithium technology is here. International Lithium is building the potential lithium supply with Ganfeng Lithium at our J/V in Ireland.

Ireland Lithium For Europe: ILC And Ganfeng - Germany Plans $1.4 Billion In Incentives For Electric Cars.

 This is really big news for us at International Lithium and Ganfeng - finally Germany is putting its act together. CNBC is on all morning on Volkswagen - New York Times reported that there was a Power Point Presentation in 2006 how to cheat on emissions. It is only the beginning of AutoGate - all autos cannot comply with any limits in the real driving conditions. Now Mercedes is under investigation, FIAT, PSA Peugeot, Mitsubishi was rigging fuel consumption data from ... 1991! What does it mean? It means that when you account all costs properly Electric Cars are already cheaper than ICE age once with much better performance. The problem is that we do not have enough good ones.  People are buying all they can get from Tesla Motors. Tesla Model S has already outsold in Europe Audi 8, BMW 7 and Mercedes S in 2015!

  This is the real news without hype: people will buy more EVs now. Germany is igniting the EV boom in Europe's largest auto-market. India, Norway, Netherlands and Austria are all considering banning any new ICE cars to be sold in 2020s! Now the question is how to build millions of electric cars and fast. Daimler, LG Chem and A123 are building lithium batteries factories in Europe now. Tesla is talking to Germany and France on the next Tesla Gigafactory 2 location in Europe. From the last year I am calling for Elon Musk to come to Ireland where we are developing Avalonia J/V with Ganfeng Lithium. In my very personal opinion Ganfeng should be building its own lithium production plant in Ireland right at the doorstep of Europe. After Apple's melt down on the slowing sales of iPhones there are a lot of calls for it to buy into the Next Big Thing and buy Tesla. The automakers that can strike a strategic alliance with Tesla Motors and buy Tesla Model 3 lithium technology and power-trains will make millions of electric cars and take the market over. Will it be China again with its military plan to dominate the post carbon economy after this Next Industrial rEVolution in Energy? Read more."

International Lithium And Ganfeng Lithium Commence Drilling At The Avalonia Lithium Project, Ireland.

  Volkswagen has made the best advertisement campaign for electric cars and Elon Musk with 325,000 orders for Tesla Model 3 in one week has shown that people are ready to buy best electric cars. Now we have a very good problem: how to make millions of EVs for all of us and fast. While Elon Musk is negotiating the best next location for Tesla Motors Factory and Gigafactory 2 in Europe, LG Chem, Daimler and A123 are all building lithium batteries facilities in EU already. Ganfeng Lithium has avery strong presence in Europe and now we are knocking on the doors to the one of the largest auto-markets in the world and building together Vertically Integrated Lithium Business to feed the Energy rEVolution. At international Lithium we have started early and acquired Avalonia lithium project in 2009. Now after years of due diligence by Ganfeng Lithium and millions of dollars in investments into the project we are drilling the defined targets to make the next step towards the economic assessment of the deposits on our property. Our J/V is fully financed by giant from China Ganfeng Lithium. Now International Lithium has active ongoing developments on all three continents: with Ganfeng Lithium from China in Ireland and Argentinaand with Pioneer Resources from Australia in Canada.

"Mr. Kirill Klip, President, International Lithium Corp. comments, “The Avalonia project joint venture, fully funded by strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium Co. Ltd., (“GFL”), could be of strategic importance to the European Union should a sufficient resource be identified. Clean fuel technologies for motor vehicles are becoming increasingly important to the European Economic Community to tackle climate change and the air pollution crisis in major urban areas. Lithium technology will play a major role when it comes to providing batteries for communication devices, electric vehicles and utility storage systems. Renewable sources of energy such as solar and wind power will also benefit from lithium battery technologies and become more commonplace as the problem of intermittency will be addressed providing steady power from these sources 24/7.” Read more.

Volkswagen DieselGate Fallout: Tesla Model S Outsold Mercedes-Benz S Class In Europe In 2015!


  Thanks to the best advertisement campaign for electric cars organised by Volkswagen and corrupt EU politicians, we have another groundbreaking event reported by InsideEVs. Last year Tesla Model S outsold Audi 8, BMW 7 and Mercedes S Class! People with the money are going electric. Even more will do so once good electric cars are available in Europe. Tesla Model 3 will make the trick 325,000 reservations in one week time with reported today! Who will be first to secure the strategic alliance with Elon Musk, stop messing around with ICE and buy from Tesla Model 3 power-trains to bring electric cars to the millions fast? Read more.



Car registration statistics released by ACEA show a strong increase in electric car sales throughout Europe.
In the first quarter of this year, the total plug-in deliveries for the European Union (EU), Norway, with Switzerland (EFTA) stood at 48,189, which is 28.8% more than a year ago.
Compared against the overall total, 3,931,903 vehicle registrations were made, meaning passenger EVs now hold a 1.23% market share (compared to less than 0.7% of the total market in the US).
The numbers revolve solely on new passenger car registrations, so we imagine that all the Nissan e-NV200 and Renault Kangoo Z.E. alone would push the Q1 number past 50,000 in total.
Digging deeper into the stats, we see that PHEVs are going nip and tuck with BEVs.  BEV registrations increased by 18% in Q1 to 23,717, while PHEVs increased by an even stronger 44.6% to 23,868.
The largest market for all-electric cars continues to be Norway at 6,425 registrations (but down 10.8%) and France is close behind at 6,022 (up 107.4%).
The most PHEVs were sold in UK, thanks to a new found love of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – which logged 7,031 registrations (up 27.7%).  Second place went to Norway with 4,501 sales (up a massive 394.6%).
Norway and UK are also the largest combined markets for all plug-ins – some 21,570 registrations together, good for nearly 45% of all sales in Europe.  A number we feel is like to change with upcoming strong incentives coming online in Germany.


All-electric car registrations in Europe in 2015 (source: ACEA)
All-electric car registrations in Europe in 2016 (source: ACEA)


Plug-in hybrid car registrations in Europe in 2015 (source: ACEA)
Plug-in hybrid car registrations in Europe in 2016 (source: ACEA)


Plug-in electric car registrations in Europe in 2015 (source: ACEA)
Plug-in electric car registrations in Europe in 2016 (source: ACEA)

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