Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lithium and REE: Top 5 Green Cars in Frankfurt TNR.v, CZX.v, SQM, ROC, FMC, WLC.v, CLQ.v,, LI.v, RM.v, RES.v, DAI, NSANY, BYDDY, F, GOOG, AAPL,

"Total EVs estimation: 1,635,000.
With global car sales estimations of 80 mil in 2015 it will represent 2% of total sales. It is hardly a revolution, but it will bring new demand in lithium space of 40000 t LC, which is an increase of 33% from current level. To put things in perspective 5% adoption rate by 2015 will amount to 100000 additional LC demand and will almost double the market. You can see that our estimations are dependent on advance of a few major players in EV market and Tata's entry into Electric auto space will be very important. Coming auto shows this year will bring us more information.
Our Green Mobility Revolution definition stays for 30% of the market by 2020 which means 24 Mil EVs produced with global auto sales stable at 80 Mil it will account for 600000 t of LC - fivefold increase in Lithium Demand. Next two years will show which scenario will be in place. Catalyst for this structural market shift will come with Peak Oil thesis confirmation and rising oil prices, more government incentives to combat climate change and China's ability to organise a nation wide transition to the new technology and introduce Green Mobility as standard of transportation."
" 5. Audi E-Tron
Audi’s R8-based all-electric sports car boasts four electric motors — two on each axle — and a lithium-ion battery pack mounted behind the two-seat cabin for gravity and load distribution. The liquid-cooled pack weighs around 1,000 lbs (470 kg) and offers 42.4 kWh of usable capacity; the vehicle overall weighs just over 3,500 lbs (1,600 kg) with an estimated combined-cycle driving range of 154 miles (248 km). Some auto enthusiasts scream about the E-Tron’s massive torque for “insane” acceleration, while others hope Audi

4. BMW Vision
Autoblog calls this aerodynamic 2+2 seater a glass-topped Hot Wheels, and BMW touts the Vision’s EfficientDynamics: 1 turbo diesel engine + 2 electric motors (one on each axle) = 3-cylinder plug-in hybrid with lots of power and fuel efficiency and fewer emissions. Top speed is limited to 155 mph (250 km/h) with acceleration to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.8 seconds and average fuel consumption of 62.6 mpg (3.76 liters/100 km) in the European Union’s test cycle. The lithium-polymer battery delivers 8.6 kWh and adds 31 electric-only miles to the combustion engine’s 400, for a total of 431 miles (693.6 km).

3. Renault Fluence ZEC
Apparently just one of Renault’s four EV designs at this year’s show, the Fluence displays the company’s zero-emissions concept (ZEC) as well as its catchy eco marketing. Little info and leaked images have left world car fans guessing. A panoramic sunroof may promise solar power, a successful Franco-Japanese alliance could mean driving technology shared with Nissan’s Leaf EV, and one picture’s battery station might suggest more collaboration with Better Place, also making its debut at this year’s IAA.

2. Volkswagen E-up!
The VW up! series has led to the E-up! city slicker sporting a 500-lb (227 kg) 18 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, zero emissions, 3+1 seating and touchscreen controls. Solar panels on the roof as well as the sun visors help power the car’s electric motor that can reach 0-60 mph (100 km/h) in 11 seconds and 0-30 (50) in 3.5, with a top speed of just under 85 mph (135 km/h) and a range of about 80 miles (130 km). The solar cells also help cool this “21st-Century Beetle” while parked.

1. Volkswagen L1
The VW L1 turbodiesel hybrid claims 170 mpg or a 100 km on a little more than one liter (hence the name). The Telegraph (UK) reports rear-view TV cameras instead of mirrors, and a small 800cc engine that gets up to 99 mph (160 km/h) and 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 14.3 seconds. Lightweight materials totaling 840 lbs (380 kg) with a streamlined body and aircraft canopy that seats two in tandem may offer the most aerodynamic and “most fuel-efficient automobile in the world.”

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