We always advocate for more affordable Electric Cars. Now Tyota i-road has made it from the concept car to the road demo. Will it make it in numbers? Renault Twizy has not made it to the mainstream urban community so far. Toyota i-Road could be appealing to the larger audience. Just look at the road in the morning and how many cars are going with only one or two people inside. For the urban commute in megalopolis this kind of Electric Car can offer the real solution: no pollution and less parking space needed.
It could be particular interesting in the form of Electric Cars for hire. And needless to say that the pricing point must make it affordable for mass market consumer. Better Place idea: that we can consume mobility as we need it can be closer to reality now. With ongoing pollution disaster in all major cities across the world it could be the real solution and another catalyst for the electric cars and lithium batteries industries.
"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.