IEA kicks off training week on energy efficiency in Tbilisi, Georgia

IEA kicks off training week on energy efficiency in Tbilisi, Georgia

Participants from 11 countries gathered in Georgia for the IEA for EU4Energy Efficiency Training Week (Photograph: IEA) TBILISI – The International Energy Agency kicked-off the IEA for EU4Energy Energy Efficiency Training Week in Tbilisi today bringing 150 participants from 11 countries across Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. The five-day programme, organized in partnership with […]

First Look: The electrifying 2020 Polestar 1 coupe is the first of three future electrified vehicles from Volvo

First Look: The electrifying 2020 Polestar 1 coupe is the first of three future electrified vehicles from Volvo

The 2020 Polestar 1 is a new grand touring coupe from Volvo, providing more than 90 miles of driving range and an electric powertrain supported by an internal combustion engine. Volvo is transforming its performance sub-brand, Polestar, into an electric vehicle manufacturer, and has outlined its plan to bring three vehicles to market early in […]

Volvo Unveils a Direct Challenge to Tesla

Volvo Unveils a Direct Challenge to Tesla

SHANGHAI – In a direct challenge to Tesla Inc., Volvo Cars unveiled its first high-performance electric-car model in Shanghai on Tuesday, doubling down on its commitment to make only electric or hybrid vehicles starting in 2019. Polestar, a new stand-alone premium electric-vehicle company owned by Volvo, will bring its first two vehicles to market that […]

The Lithium Rush - A Potential Undersupply Creates A Flurry Of Activities

The Lithium Rush – A Potential Undersupply Creates A Flurry Of Activities

Summary Automotive and battery manufacturers continue to make headlines around electric vehicle plans. Lithium majors and juniors position themselves for future growth trends. A review of lithium carbonate demand and the potential shortfall in supply beyond 2020. Key considerations when investing in junior lithium exploration companies. In the past year the automotive industry has produced […]

Electric Car Makers Have an Africa Problem

Electric Car Makers Have an Africa Problem

Volkswagen’s recent failure to lock in the price of cobalt for five years points to a serious problem with the optimistic projections of an electric vehicle revolution. These projections are based on gradually declining battery prices, but the scarcity of certain minerals and their concentration in politically unstable countries may interfere with that dynamic. The […]