Our Lithium Race will get into the fast lane later this year with GM Bolt being finally in production, but people are dreaming about Tesla Model 3 already now according to InsideEVs. We will have to wait until 2017 to drive that smart phone on the wheels rivalling performance of BMW 3. Elon Musk, the real master of suspension and bended Universe around him, is kind enough to allow you to reserve your own Tesla Model 3 from April 1st, 2016. Grand unveiling of Tesla Model 3 will take place on March 31st and now we are promised to see the drivable car. Employees of Tesla Motors and Space X are already allowed to reserves their Teslas now. You have to live in Colorado, in order to buy this coming electric beauty at only $22k, but we are getting now very fast there: when electric cars are not only better, but getting cheaper very fast as well. Lithium is the magic metal at the very heart of this Energy rEVolution.
International Lithium Corp. Acquires High Grade Raleigh Lithium Project Near Mavis; Creates Upper Canada Lithium Pool a New Multiproject Initiative
International Lithium President, Kirill Klip comments "International Lithium is beginning a new phase of strategic developments through this new acquisitions and strategic partnerships. The availability of affordable electric cars is almost here with models like GM's Bolt and Tesla's Model 3 coming into production this and next year. This will greatly increase the demand for lithium batteries in North America. Our new strategy recognizes this opportunity and we seek to meet the demand for lithium in North America's massive automotive markets. Together with Ganfeng Lithium we continue to advance our projects in Argentina and Ireland building on a vertically integrated lithium business in China, the centre of today's lithium industry where prices for the green energy metal are currently escalating. Newly formed alliances with companies like Pioneer Resources, will help us focus our expertise in recognising opportunities and building up a resource base, while minimising our capital outlay to advance the projects to build the secure supply of lithium for the North American market." Read more.
Lithium Race To Mass Market For Electric Cars: Tesla Model 3 - Tune In For The 3/31 Unveiling.
"They are coming! Tesla Model 3 will bring us the mass market for Electric Cars. New full electric car model for the mass market from Tesla will deliver BMW 3 performance at lower price - we are getting there! GM Bolt will be coming already this year and will have a first entry advantage into this huge North American market. We have the first real competition and price wars between affordable electric cars. Cheap lithium batteries change everything and now we need the secure lithium supply for this Energy rEVolution. International Lithium is working on it in North America now as well. Read more."
A recent survey of soon to be plug-in electric car buyers finds that 55% of those surveyed plan to make the Tesla Model their choice for their next electric car.
Tesla Model 3 Concept Rendering Via Stumpf Studio
All three Tesla models fall in the top five slots of the survey. More specifically, the top choice, by a wide margin, was the company's upcoming Model 3.
The top 6 vehicles in the survey:
Tesla Model 3, 55.28%
Nissan LEAF (2nd Gen), 32.75%
Tesla Model S, 20.20%
Chevy Volt (2nd Gen), 17.96%
Tesla Model X, 17.37%
Chevy Bolt, 17.29%
The list is long, but all other vehicles in the survey fell below the 10% mark.
The Tesla Model 3 is the front runner for many obvious reasons:
- It's a Tesla for the masses!
- 200+ miles range
- Access to the Tesla Supercharger network
- Over-the-air software updates
- Autonomous driving options
To see survey results from an earlier article, Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want, showing the importance of certain factors to potential buyers, follow the link below.
Disclosure: I am/we are long TRRXF, ILHMF.