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There were about 430,000 publicly accessible EV chargers worldwide in 2017

Strong policy and falling battery costs drive another record year for electric cars

June 4, 2018 3:05 pm Published by Comments Off on Strong policy and falling battery costs drive another record year for electric cars

According to the latest edition of the International Energy Agency’s Global Electric Vehicles Outlook the number of electric and plug-in hybrid cars on the world’s roads exceeded 3 million in 2017, a 54% increase compared with 2016. China remained by far the largest electric car market in the world, accounting... View Article


Australia unplugged: why we’re still lagging behind on electric cars

May 28, 2018 11:35 am Published by Comments Off on Australia unplugged: why we’re still lagging behind on electric cars

For Brigid Niall and her daughter Queenie it was quite a road trip. Not because of the route they took on their weekend drive – around their inner-Melbourne suburb, through Melbourne’s CBD and up to East Brunswick in the inner-north – but for the reaction they received from other motorists... View Article


New kid on the EV block announces £1.6bn plans

May 25, 2018 10:23 am Published by Comments Off on New kid on the EV block announces £1.6bn plans

A new entrant to the UK electric vehicle charging market has announced plans for a £1.6bn investment programme to build rapid charging facilities across the country. Pivot Power is hoping to build a world-first 2GW network of grid-scale batteries and rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the UK.


360º Video Tour of the Olaroz Lithium Facility

May 18, 2018 1:07 pm Published by Comments Off on 360º Video Tour of the Olaroz Lithium Facility

Enjoy this immersive 360º site tour of Orocobre’s Olaroz Lithium Facility (located in Jujuy Province, Argentina). The operations are situated at an altitude of 4,000 metres above sea level and produce lithium carbonate from the Salar de Olaroz brine resource, which contains high concentrations of lithium and potash brine. The... View Article


Orocobre’s Chinese Lithium Conversion Market Analysis

May 5, 2018 12:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Orocobre’s Chinese Lithium Conversion Market Analysis

Following on from the recent Macquarie Group Conference Presentations (click to download Orocobre’s full Macquarie Conference PDF Presentation), Orocobre Limited (ORE:ASX ORL:TSX) has compiled further in-depth analysis of the Lithium Supply Market (specifically the Chinese Lithium Conversion Market). Below Orocobre Commercial Executive Tara Berries discusses what this research has illustrated.


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW: Great Wall Debuts EV Brand

April 27, 2018 4:08 pm Published by Comments Off on BEIJING MOTOR SHOW: Great Wall Debuts EV Brand

Chinese giant, Great Wall Motors, has introduced a fourth brand to its portfolio with the launch of ORA, its new brand for electric vehicles. Standing for Open Reliable Alternative, ORA is being introduced initially in the Chinese market, with the first of its battery electric vehicles set to hit the... View Article


Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has doubled its forecast for EV uptake in Australia

April 20, 2018 12:08 pm Published by Comments Off on Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has doubled its forecast for EV uptake in Australia

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has effectively doubled its forecast uptake for electric vehicles in Australia, suggesting that within two decades they could account of more than half of Australia’s car fleet. The changes are reflected across all three scenarios – weak, neutral and strong – the most remarkable... View Article


Toyota Aims for Sales of More Than 5.5 Million Electrified Vehicles Per Year By 2030

April 20, 2018 10:13 am Published by Comments Off on Toyota Aims for Sales of More Than 5.5 Million Electrified Vehicles Per Year By 2030

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announces today its plans toward the popularization of electrified vehicles (EVs) for the decade 2020-2030. Toyota’s electrified vehicle strategy centers on a significant acceleration in the development and launch plans of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel... View Article


Chile’s SQM says lithium industry needs at least $10 bln investment over 10 yrs

April 19, 2018 12:01 pm Published by Comments Off on Chile’s SQM says lithium industry needs at least $10 bln investment over 10 yrs

The global lithium industry will need $10 billion – $12 billion investment over the next decade to meet growing demand for the metal on the back of the electric vehicle boom, Chilean lithium miner SQM says. Demand is set to grow by 600,000 – 800,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent... View Article


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  • Strong policy and falling battery costs drive another record year for electric cars

    Strong policy and falling battery costs drive another record year for electric cars

    According to the latest edition of the International Energy Agency’s Global Electric Vehicles Outlook the number of electric and plug-in hybrid cars on the world’s roads exceeded 3 million in 2017, a 54% increase compared with 2016. China remained by far the largest electric car market in the world, accounting... View Article
  • Australia unplugged: why we’re still lagging behind on electric cars

    Australia unplugged: why we’re still lagging behind on electric cars

    For Brigid Niall and her daughter Queenie it was quite a road trip. Not because of the route they took on their weekend drive – around their inner-Melbourne suburb, through Melbourne’s CBD and up to East Brunswick in the inner-north – but for the reaction they received from other motorists... View Article
  • New kid on the EV block announces £1.6bn plans

    New kid on the EV block announces £1.6bn plans

    A new entrant to the UK electric vehicle charging market has announced plans for a £1.6bn investment programme to build rapid charging facilities across the country. Pivot Power is hoping to build a world-first 2GW network of grid-scale batteries and rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the UK.

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