I have another very important development to share with you today. As with every new technology, consumers are right to be concerned with the potential dangers to their health. Electric Cars have received the clean bill of health in the report concluded by researches from seven countries. PhysOrg reports:
"Researchers from seven countries have concluded that we can feel safe both in electric-powered cars and in those powered by hydrogen, petrol and diesel. None of them exposes passengers to higher electromagnetic fields than those recommended in international standards. In fact, field intensity is well below the recommended value. The study is currently the most comprehensive ever carried out in this field. RhysOrg."
I hope that nobody needs any more confirmation where the real danger comes from for our health now. According to WHO: "World's Urban Air Quality Going From Bad to Worse"
"GENEVA, Switzerland, May 12, 2014 (ENS) – Air quality in cities worldwide fails to meet World Health Organization guidelines for safe levels, putting millions at greater risk of respiratory disease, lung cancer and other serious, long-term health problems, the health agency said, releasing new data this week.About half the residents of reporting cities are exposed to air pollution at least 2.5 times higher than World Health Organization Air Quality Guideline levels.Only one in every eight people living in reporting cities breathes air that complies with the levels WHO recommends."
We are proud at International Lithium to be at the forefront of the new Electric Revolution and contribute to the making mass market for electric cars possible by developing our Lithium projects. Report from Transport Evolved shows that famous iPod moment has finally arrived to electric cars: their sales have doubled every year for three years:
"The number of electrically powered vehicles in the world now totals more than 400,000 vehicles, and has been doubling for the past few years. That’s according to academics at the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), who have been examining global electric car sales figures and the annual growth rate of the electric car marketplace. Their conclusion? Electric car rates have been doubling every year for the past three years, and could reach 1 million vehicles globally if trends continue by 2016. Transport Evolved."
Electric Cars are not toys any more and conquering our streets one parking slot at a time. Elon Musk and Tesla Motors have made Electric Cars desirable and fashionable, China will make them unavoidable and will bring the mass market for electric cars. Everything is ready now: technology is here and improving every day and Strategic Materials base is being built up as we speak.
"Ganfeng Lithium now operates its expanded production facilities which were put online last year. Company stock is halted due to "major asset acquisition announcement". ILC projects could become the part of Vertically Integrated Lithium Business supplying the raw materials to Ganfeng Lithium. Headlines about horrible air pollution in China are making rounds last couple of years and now Chinese government has declared The War on Pollution. I am proud to be the part of this fight for clean air with our International Lithium Team and this move provides the unique business opportunity for us. All major auto makers have announced J/V operations to produce Electric Cars in China and even Elon Musk from Tesla Motors is talking about Tesla Model S production in China in 3-4 years time."