Government in China has declared the war on pollution and what could be a better weapon than Tesla Model S? If you can afford it, you will be going to battle every day in style. Tesla Model S will not become the weapon of mass pollution distraction in China yet, but it is the very important step. Network of Superchargers and Tesla Model E for the mass market will make the real difference. The very important note is that Tesla does not qualify for a lot of subsidies in China including the EV license plate.
Elon Musk has already floated the idea of production facilities in China and it can make Tesla the real success on a mass market scale. He will has to consider the dangers of copycat copies of Tesla technology in exchange for the Chinese mass market entry, but reverse engineering can be done even now and this market opportunity is definitely worth the shot.
Chinese companies are already moving ahead and getting ready for this revolution in transportation. Tesla sends the main message that Lithium based technology is ready and Electric Cars are here to stay. Jack Perkowski gives us a very good overview of Tesla's purchase process in China and we will give a few links about the Lithium Industry as usual.
International Lithium: Ganfeng Lithium Is Halted Pending Major Acquisition ILC.v TNR.v LIT TSLA KNDI
"We are following International Lithium here with its strategic partner from ChinaGanfeng Lithium. Elon Musk with his Tesla Gigafactory has brought a lot of attention to the Lithium strategic commodity story and Asian companies are coming into the spotlight as well now. LG Chem is talking about building major Lithium battery plant in China and Lithium Materials Industry is getting the green light from the Chinese government in its efforts to curb the horrible pollution.
"Kirill Klip, president of International Lithium (TSXV:ILC), views the announcement of Tesla’s Gigafactory as a “groundbreaking development.”Tesla “brought attention to what Elon Musk has accomplished,” Klip told Lithium Investing News. “He showed to everyone that electric cars are not toys anymore — they are for real.”
International Lithium's Strategic Partner, Ganfeng Lithium, Takes Large Stake in Mariana and a $10 million Option on the Blackstairs Projects ILC.v TNR.v LIT"Mar 19, 2014 (ACCESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Vancouver, B.C. / ACCESSWIRE / March - 2014 / International Lithium Corp. (the "Company" or "ILC") announces several major transactions with strategic partner GFL International Co., Ltd. ("Ganfeng Lithium" or "GFL")."