Saturday, January 16, 2010

Lithium and REE: Mitsubishi Motors Rises on Electric-Car Output Report TNR.v, CZX.v, WLC.v, LI.v, RM.v, LMR.v, CLQ.v, SQM, FMC, ROC, AVL.to, RES.v, F


"S. Now throw a dash of China, words like Lithium, REE and Energy Security - you can be sure this will lead to excitement and "pockets of explosive growth" even in the very slow economy in general."
It is a very good sign: increase of 20% for this very expensive compare to its utility EV. It is our "Low Base Growth" in action. MiEv are available now and it makes them so different from all other just coming into the market. First trial reports from UK are very encouraging, taking into account recent hard weather conditions there. Please, pay attention to industrial partnerships for MiEv already in place - this increase in production reflects industrial interest in this trial EVs to test mass market ambitions for EVs in general.
"For the diffusion of EVs, infrastructure development is as important as developing the car itself. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has been conducting joint research with power companies using the “i MiEV” . The power companies will evaluate and analyze EVs’ practical applicability and quick-charge compatibility, which will help to develop vehicles and infrastructure for safe and convenient EV use.


Based on the “i” minicar’s rear-midship layout platform, “i MiEV” replaces the conventional engine, transmission and fuel tank with a lithium-ion battery system, motor, inverter and other EV components.


The long wheelbase, a feature of rear-midship layout, provides space for high capacity lithium-ion batteries under the floor. It also enables the motor and inverter to be installed in the space that used to house the conventional engine and transmission. “i MiEV” ensures ample cabin space for passengers(4-occupant capacity) and reasonable luggage compartment space in the rear.


The installation of batteries under the floor makes the “i MiEV” ’s center of gravity low, which provides a more stable driving dynamic.



EV batteries must have high energy density, and the “i MiEV” utilizes high energy density lithium-ion batteries. A module consists of 4 cells, and 22 modules make one battery pack. Thanks to the structure of the modules, which allows them to be installed in either a vertical or transverse position, each high-capacity battery pack can fit under the floor. With these batteries installed, the target range is 160km (driving pattern: Japan 10-15 mode) for fleet monitoring test vehicles in 2008.
" S. Components and Metals used in batteries.
You already have a sense of our investment logic. Here is our first investment bottleneck: 190,000,000 Market Cap of Top 5 Canadian Lithium exploration companies.
We do not provide an investment advise here, but you can find ideas for your DD on this blog.
Lithium and REE Investment Manifesto and Next Big Thing in action: San Francisco notes.


Highly efficient motor can be built smaller than gasoline engine, while still producing high torque at low revolutions.


The “i MiEV” ’s small, light weight, highly efficient permanent magnet synchronous motor provides sportier, quieter driving and power superior to the gasoline “i” ’s turbo charged 660cc engine.

"S. Electric motors.
Components and Metals used in electric motors.
It is our
second investment bottleneck. This investment area could have even more potential then very exciting Lithium opportunity itself. If in Lithium space resources are presented in more or less available form even in a tightly controlled market, REE market is controlled by China with over 95% of the market under its influence.
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If we decided to drive electric cars and charge their Lithium battery with wind, solar and other green power generated energy - time is study Rare Earth Elements. Every time you click on your Blackberry, iPhone or use your PowerBook you are at the mercy of all these elements."




“i MiEV” accepts three types of battery charging systems: The household charger system (100V,200V) for charging at home or a parking lot, and the quick-charger system for speedy charging. With the household charger system, “i MiEV” could be charged from either a 100V or 200V ordinary electric outlet via the household charger plug located on the right side of the vehicle. With the quick-charger system, “i MiEV” could be charged in short time via the quick-charger plug located on the left side of the vehicle."



Bloomberg:



By Kiyori Ueno and Tetsuya Komatsu
Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Mitsubishi Motors Corp., the maker of the i-MiEV electric car, rose the most in more than a month in Tokyo after a report it will raise production of the battery- powered vehicle.
The automaker advanced 7.5 percent to close at 144 yen on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. It was the biggest gain since Dec. 3.
Mitsubishi Motors, which began selling the i-MiEV to corporate and government customers in July, will increase production by 20 percent from an original plan for fiscal 2010 to 8,500 vehicles, company spokesman Kunihiro Nakamura said by phone today.
“Investors are reacting to the news report of increasing electric-vehicle production,” said Hiroichi Nishi, an equities manager at Nikko Cordial Securities Inc. in Tokyo. “Environmental issues are a long-term priority, and people jump on it.”
Mitsubishi Motors will also start mass production of the car from fiscal 2012, one year ahead of its initial plan, Nakamura said.
The Mainichi newspaper reported the news earlier."

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