Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Lithium Drive: 2014 BMW i3 Coupe Concept at LA Auto Show 2012

  Please meet the Baby Electric BMW i3 - it looks very nice and solid. Actually, it is that rare occasion when the real car looks better then its prototype. The prototype had a "plastic feeling" for us - this one looks like a Real Bimmer.

"It is an Education Time for Electric Cars. Tesla Model S will turn the heads on the street, but we need EV mass market, which can be started with 200 miles Range and the price below $20,000. We are getting there with Every Electric Car on the street - mass volume will bring the prices for Lithium Batteries down."

Lithium Drive: 2014 Chevy Spark EV and The Electrification Experience

  "Consolidation in the Lithium Industry is well under way now and still under the Radar Screen of the Street - we must add. Recent bankruptcies of a number of Lithium Battery Makers will transfer the Technology to the new owners, who will buy years of R&D for pennies on the dollar. The Technological Race will continue and we Do Not Know who will win it. 
  That is why we are investing in The Sugar Business here. We Do Not know - who will produce The Next Coca-Cola in this business, but All Soda Makers Need Sugar, All Lithium Battery Makers will need Lithium.
  You can just have a look what People with Money and Vision are doing now here. Chinese, Japanese and Korean companies are all over the place securing Strategic Assets for the Next Industrial Revolution based on Electric Cars. We have never invested in any Lithium Battery maker, but Lithium Developers is Our Next Big Thing here and Tesla Motors stands as The Apple among all other Fruits involved in this business."

Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence. Tesla Model S. Powered by Lithium.

Lithium M&A: Who Will Be Next? Battery demand fuels Rockwood's Talison Lithium buy

International Lithium Corp. Blackstairs Lithium Project in Ireland - Option Agreement With Ganfeng Lithium Approved ILC.v, TNR.v

Lithium M&A: Talison Lithium Responds to Tianqi Announcement; Share Rise in Heavy Trading TLH.to, ILC.v, RM.v

AutoBlogGreen: i3 Coupe Concept continues to evolve BMW's electric aspirations.

"BMW has unveiled the i3 Coupe Concept ahead of the 2012 LA Auto Show. Like the automaker's other i efforts, the i3 Coupe boasts a carbon fiber body, and an electric motor with a maximum output of 170 horsepower helps shuttle the two-door down the road. Believe it or not, the i3 Coupe Concept puts its 184 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels via a single-speed transmission. Engineers bolted an array of lithium-ion batteries under the floor to keep the vehicle's center of gravity as low as possible, and the carbon fiberreinforced plastic chassis gives the i3 Coupe Concept plenty of rigidity.

Technically, the new electric concept rides on the same wheelbase as the standard i3, but boast a wider, lower look. BMW says aesthetic tweaks like the raked windshield and gently sloping rear deck are set to become hallmarks of the i3 family.Inside, the i3 Coupe Concept comes packed with a slew of sustainable materials, including leather, wood and wool, and thanks to the vehicle's packaging, the passenger cabin features an uninterrupted space between the driver and passenger footwell. Likewise, with no transmission tunnel, the cabin appears more open and airy. Check out the full press release below for more information."
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