Thursday, 20 April 2017

New Energy Plan And Lithium Race In China: Auto Shanghai 2017 Showcases Electric And Self-Driving Cars.

Everything is on a large scale in China. The largest auto market in the world enjoys the attention from almost 1,000 auto companies presenting 1,400 models at Shanghai Auto Show 2017. Now you will be less surprised to find out that there are more than 70 models of electric cars on sale in China already and it is the largest market for EVs in the world.

Lithium is the magic metal at the very heart of this Energy rEVolution and International Lithium is Lithium Strategic Investments and Royalty Company which is plugged-in the most dynamic EV and Energy Storage markets in China with partners like a giant from China Ganfeng Lithium.

The New Energy Plan And Lithium Race: Top 10 Surprisingly Good Electric Cars Made In China. 

China is the real EV R&D center and the World's largest playground for all latest technologies promoting The New Energy and electric cars. China became the center of The Lithium Universe and controls lithium hydroxide market - the crucial chemical used in Tesla lithium batteries. Tesla's supply chain for the lithium batteries goes all around the world and back to China. We all are fascinated with Elon Musk and his bold investment in Tesla's $5 Billion Gigafactory, but there are more than $20 Billon dollars are invested now in Lithium Megafactories with the majority of them rising up in China. Mass production of lithium batteries is cutting costs very fast: up to 19% per year now - according to Bloomberg. Cheap lithium batteries change everything for electric cars and renewable energy. Watch the video.

China is leading the world in Solar and Wind power generation and is the largest market for electric cars. Today we can see what kind of supercars China can already produce in electric space. There are more than 70 models of electric cars on sale already in China. Next step will be to lure the best EV technology into China in exchange for the access to the largest auto market in the world. All major automakers have announced JV programs for EVs to be made in China. And recently the best of them Tesla Motors has received the serious invitation to the Chinese EV party with "Chinese Facebook" Tencent buying 5% stake in the company. Next step will be the production facilities for mass market electric cars like Tesla Model 3 in China. It will be great for the company and it will be great for China which is choking on the cancer hazard pollution. 

While we are still discussing "how there could be the global warming when the weather is cold", "Reds are going Green" with the state level New Energy Plan. Security of lithium supply is the crucial element of this plan and Chinese companies are buying the best projects all around the world with the state level support from the government. 

Unfortunately, the same automakers who are pushing for EVs in China are still just lobbying for the relaxation of cancer hazard diesel emissions standards in the West and we have millions of illegal cars on our streets. "The Clean Coal" will be the same disaster like "The Clean DIEsel". The aftermath will be years and lives lost, transfer the best technology to China and Trillions of dollars in stranded assets left after this last war for the Empire will be lost without any single missile launch. Who needs Oil after all, when you can drive electric cars?

Warren Buffett's BYD Joins The Lithium Race To Secure The Supply Of The Critical Commodity For The Energy rEVolution.


Auto Shanghai 2017 showcases electric and self-driving cars

More than a thousand cars from nearly as many companies made their debut ahead of the 2017 Shanghai auto show on Wednesday, reflecting the latest in technology and intelligent design. 

A total of 1,400 cars from multinational automakers hit the floor at Auto Shanghai 2017, known officially as the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition. 

This year, big names in the industry including Volkswagen, Toyota, and BMW are highlighting electric vehicles and self-driving cars, hoping to bring the future of automobiles to the large Chinese market.  

"Generally, the automotive industry in China will be fully connected, will be more and more pure-driven electric and as well in the long term with more autonomous driving," said Dr. Jochem Heizmann, the president of Volkswagen Group China. 

Chinese auto manufacturers are also bringing innovation to the table, with Changan launching a car equipped with nifty tech such as intelligent voice interaction, remote control, and wireless charging. The company, and many others, wants to appeal to popular tastes as well as niche consumers. 

"I think the consumption of the new urban youth and the new technology can generate new consumer demands, which will promote the Chinese auto industry to diversified and multi-layer development with a new direction," said Wang Jun, vice president of Changan Automotive Group. 

Auto Shanghai 2017 will be open to the public from Friday to April 28, and is expected to attract about a million visitors. 

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