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Lomiko $LMR.ca Talks Up Biden’s Critical Mineral Plans $CJC.ca $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:29 AM on Monday, October 26th, 2020

Lomiko Metals Inc. is focused on the exploration and development of graphite for the new green economy. Lomiko has been monitoring emerging legislation aimed at reducing dependence on Chinese supply of graphite, lithium and other electric vehicle battery materials. One hundred per cent of graphite is currently imported to the United States as there are no domestic graphite mines able to produce material for graphite anodes used in electric vehicles. Please also refer to news releases dated Sept. 9, 2020, and Oct. 7, 2020, related to changing government policies regarding critical minerals.

U.S. Election Bonus for Critical Minerals Mining

In a boon for the critical minerals mining industry, former vice-president and current presidential frontrunner Joe Biden’s campaign has privately told U.S. miners it would support boosting domestic production of metals used to make electric vehicles, solar panels and other products crucial to his climate plan, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

Mr. Biden, who served as Barack Obama’s vice-president and is well regarded in conservation circles, has been expected to continue in that vein. The U.S. Democratic presidential candidate also supports bipartisan efforts to foster a domestic supply chain for graphite, lithium, copper, rare earths, nickel and other strategic materials that the United States imports from China and other countries, the sources said. Mr. Biden is also well regarded by the Canadian government on issues of mining and green energy which has a Canada-U.S. supply strategy agreement.

On Sept. 28, 2020, Canadian ministers discussed opportunities to drive Canada’s natural resources advantage by building on Canada’s strong environmental, social and governance performance record to attract investment, generate new value chains and create job opportunities across Canada, including for indigenous businesses and communities. Ministers agreed that an inclusive approach that builds capacity and ensures diversity is a key ingredient to Canada’s successful economic recovery.

Co-chaired by Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, and Ranj Pillai, Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources for Yukon, they agreed to work together to build an all-Canadian critical minerals and battery value chain across sectors and pursue engagement with Lomiko’s partners in the United States and beyond.

“Canada’s economy is in a strong position to recover and excel post-COVID because of our natural resource potential. All communities across Canada should play a part, whether it is contributing critical minerals to the supply chain, advancing innovative energy development, or adding jobs and capacity to our remote and northern communities,” said Mr. Pillai.

Lomiko’s opportunity in the supply chain

Graphite demand is expected to increase exponentially for the mined natural graphite material, as more is used in the production of spherical graphite for graphite in the anode portion of electric vehicle lithium-ion batteries.

With the completion of a $750,000 financing on Oct. 23, 2020, Lomiko plans to work on its near-term goals as follows:

  1. Complete 100-per-cent acquisition of the property, currently 80 per cent owned by Lomiko Metals;
  2. Complete metallurgy and graphite characterization to confirm lithium-ion anode-grade material;
  3. Complete a technical report to confirm the extent of the mineralization equals or surpasses the nearby Imerys mine, owned by an international mining conglomerate;
  4. Complete preliminary economic assessment (PEA).

Trump Executive Order on Critical Metals Aimed at Reducing Chinese Dependence on Imported Graphite Perfect Timing for Lomiko $LMR.ca $CJC.ca $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:28 AM on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Lomiko Metals Inc. (“Lomiko”) (TSX-V: LMR, OTC: LMRMF, FSE: DH8C) is focused on the exploration and development of graphite for the new green economy. Lomiko has been monitoring actions by government in Canada and the USA that are focused on reducing dependence on Chinese supply of graphite, lithium and other electric vehicle battery materials. Canada and the USA have worked closely and confirmed supply agreements between the two countries.

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https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201007005305/en/

Electric Vehicle Sales to Climb for 20 years (Graphic: Business Wire)

President Donald Trump recently signed an Executive Order entitled Executive Order on Addressing the Threat to the Domestic Supply Chain from Reliance on Critical Minerals from Foreign Adversaries, which is focused on creating North American suppliers of Battery Materials.

Excerpts from Executive Order:

“…the United States is 100 percent reliant on imports for graphite, which is used to make advanced batteries for cellphones, laptops, and hybrid and electric cars. China produces over 60 percent of the world’s graphite and almost all of the world’s production of high-purity graphite needed for rechargeable batteries.”

“(i) the United States develops secure critical minerals supply chains that do not depend on resources or processing from foreign adversaries;

(ii) the United States establishes, expands, and strengthens commercially viable critical minerals mining and minerals processing capabilities; and

(iii) the United States develops globally competitive, substantial, and resilient domestic commercial supply chain capabilities for critical minerals mining and processing.”

In September, Congressmen Lance Gooden (R-TX) and Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) recently introduced a bill that seeks to decrease the U.S.’s dependence on China for critical metals. The bill, dubbed the Reclaiming American Rare Earths (RARE) Act, aims to establish tax incentives for domestic production of rare earths.

The Congressmen statement sounds the alarm regarding critical metals production: “The United States is more dependent than ever on the importation of the resources that drive our economy, enable us to build advanced technology, and ensure our national security,” Gooden’s office said in a release. “Thirty-five of these rare earth minerals are designated by the Department of Interior as ‘critical’, and we source fourteen of them entirely from foreign suppliers. China is a leading supplier for twenty-two of the thirty-five. The RARE Act is specifically designed to change that.”

Earlier this year, Sen. Ted Cruz introduced similar legislation, dubbed the Onshoring Rare Earths Act of 2020, or ORE Act. Further, on December 18, 2019 Canada announced that it had joined the U.S.-led multilateral Energy Resource Governance Initiative (ERGI). ERGI aims to support secure and resilient supply chains for critical minerals by identifying options to diversify supply chains and facilitate trade and industry connections.

Canada, and especially Quebec, are perfectly situated to supply the U.S. with many of the critical minerals it is seeking to secure due to an extensive selection of mineral projects. Also, strong political and economic ties, a stable political, economic and regulatory environment and a robust metals and mining sector. Of the 35 critical metals identified by the U.S., Canada is a sizable supplier of 13 of such minerals including graphite, lithium and manganese to the U.S. and the second-largest supplier of niobium, tungsten and magnesium. Canada also supplies approximately one quarter of the U.S. uranium needs.

“Initial indications are that La Loutre Graphite Property is high-quality and high-grade and thus worthy of development.” stated A. Paul Gill, CEO. “The only operating graphite mine in North America which is the Imerys Graphite & Carbon at Lac-des-Îles, is 30 miles northwest of La Loutre and has operated for 30 years. It reported proven reserves of 5.2 M Tonnes at a grade of 7.42 % Cg in July 1988 before the start of production.” (Reference: Potentiel de la minéralisation en graphite au Québec, N’Golo Togola, MERN, page 31, Conférence Québec Mines, November 24 2016).

Graphite demand is expected to increase exponentially for the mined natural graphite material, as more is used in the production of spherical graphite for graphite in the anode portion of Electric Vehicle Lithium-ion batteries. The near-term goals of the company are as follows:

1) Complete 100% Acquisition of the Property, currently 80% owned by Lomiko Metals.

2) Complete metallurgy and graphite characterization to confirm li-ion anode grade material.

3) Complete a Technical Report to confirm the extent of the mineralization equals or surpasses the nearby Imerys Mine, owned by international mining conglomerate.

A “technical report” means a report prepared and filed in accordance with this Instrument and Form 43-101F1 Technical Report, and includes, in summary form, all material scientific and technical information in respect of the subject property as of the effective date of the technical report;

4) Complete Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA)

A PEA means a study, other than a pre-feasibility or feasibility study, that includes an economic analysis of the potential viability of mineral resources.

For more information on Lomiko Metals, Promethieus, review the website at www.lomiko.com, and www.promethieus.com, contact A. Paul Gill at 604-729-5312 or email: [email protected].

On Behalf of the Board

“A. Paul Gill”

Director, Chief Executive Officer

We seek safe harbor.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange), accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201007005305/en/

CONTACT

A. Paul Gill
604-729-5312
[email protected]

President Donald Trump Signs Executive Order On Critical Metals Supply SPONSOR: Lomiko Metals $LMR.ca $CJC.ca $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 10:01 AM on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
DONALD TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER ON THE SUPPLY OF CRITICAL MINERALS  Mr. Simon Moores, pictured above, has been covering critical elements for many years and has presented to the US Senate on Critical Metals Supply.  There is no doubt that this group has played a major role in alerting the US government to supply issues.  Read about the critical work of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence here.    

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Lomiko Metals Inc.  $LMR Manganese X $MN Critical Elements $CRE    Excerpts from Executive Order:   “the United States is 100 percent reliant on imports for graphite, which is used to make advanced batteries for cellphones, laptops, and hybrid and electric cars. China produces over 60 percent of the world’s graphite and almost all of the world’s production of high-purity graphite needed for rechargeable batteries.”   (i) the United States develops secure critical minerals supply chains that do not depend on resources or processing from foreign adversaries;   (ii) the United States establishes, expands, and strengthens commercially viable critical minerals mining and minerals processing capabilities; and   (iii) the United States develops globally competitive, substantial, and resilient domestic commercial supply chain capabilities for critical minerals mining and processing.    Link to Full Executive Order   CEO A. Paul Gill was recently interviewed by The TMX Group which owns the Toronto Stock Exchange.  See below.

Client Feature: Lomiko Metals $LMR.ca Leading the the EV Battery Boom $LMR.ca $CJC.ca $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 3:12 PM on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Lomiko Metals (LMR: TSXV) has discovered high-grade graphite at its La Loutre property in Quebec and is working toward a Pre-Economic Assessment to increase the current resource to 10m/t of 10% Cg (graphite) in order to supply the future demand needs of a burgeoning metals battery market. 

LOMIKO METALS Paul A. Gill: 

“Initial indications are that La Loutre Graphite Property is high-quality and high-grade and thus worthy of development.” stated A. Paul Gill, CEO. “The only operating graphite mine in North America which is the Imerys Graphite & Carbon at Lac-des-Îles, is 30 miles northwest of La Loutre and has operated for 30 years. 

Lomiko is in an ideal position to participate in the Electrical Vehicle market with the potential to become a North American supplier of graphite materials for the emerging battery EV battery market. Here is why: 

  • Battery metals (including graphite) boom despite widespread Covid-19 disruption. 
  • WoodMac – Graphite…..forecasts that the battery sector would make up more than 35% of demand by 2030, with demand growing by 1.6 million tonnes by that date. 
  • Simon Moores – “There is no doubt now that regardless of how well Tesla’s vehicles continue to sell, raw material availability will be the primary slowing factor on the company scaling.” 
  • Wood Mackenzie highlight the demand impact battery production will have on the raw materials required. ” When it comes to graphite, the report forecasts that the battery sector would make up more than 35% of demand by 2030, with demand growing by 1.6 million tonnes by that date. 

2 Reasons Why Battery Demand is Key to Lomiko’s Growth 

  1. 2019 to 2030 demand increase forecast for EV metals as the EV boom takes off – ‘Battery’ graphite demand forecast to grow 10x. 

Source: Courtesy BloombergNEF 

  1. The impact of the proposed megafactories on raw material demand (graphite in red) 
  • Lithium demand expected to be 1.48m tonnes in 2028 vs 82,000 in 2018 
  • Graphite demand expected to be 2.23m tonnes in 2028 vs. 170,000 in 2018 

Source: Benchmark Mineral Intelligence 

Hub On AGORACOM 

FULL DISCLOSURE: LOMIKO Metals is an advertising client of AGORA Internet Relations Corp. 

SOURCE: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4376757-graphite-miners-news-for-month-of-september-2020 

Tesla’s New Battery Technology Could Drive Down Cost of Electric Cars SPONSOR: Lomiko Metals $LMR.ca $CJC.ca $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 2:07 PM on Monday, September 28th, 2020

SPONSOR: Lomiko Metals is focused on the exploration and development of minerals for the new green economy such as lithium and graphite. Lomiko has an option for 100% of the high-grade La Loutre graphite Property, Lac Des Iles Graphite Property and the 100% owned Quatre Milles Graphite Property. Lomiko is uniquely poised to supply the growing EV battery market. Click Here For More Information

  • The company plans to offer a $25,000 vehicle in three years, officials say.

Tesla has announced new, internally-produced batteries for its electric cars, signaling a major shift from the automaker that, if successful, could significantly reduce the cost of electric vehicles.

“I think it’s the way all electric cars in the future will be made,” said CEO Elon Musk at Tesla’s “Battery Day” event outside its production facility in Freemont, California, on Tuesday.

Tesla’s new battery cell features a “tabless” design, which the company claims will provide five times the energy, six times the power, and 16% more range compared to its old battery cell.

The company’s current vehicles use batteries sourced from suppliers like Panasonic, where the energy stored in the battery pack is transferred to the car’s drivetrain via a conductive metal tab.

The new battery pack accomplishes the same thing by using a design that integrates a series of small bumps and spikes, which the company hopes will eliminate the need for a tab, and consequently drive down costs and production time. Musk tweeted the tech is “way more important than it sounds,” after the patent was approved back in May.

Courtesy of Tesla Elon Musk conducts Tesla’s “Battery Day” event outside its production facility in Freemont, Calif., S… Elon Musk conducts Tesla’s “Battery Day” event outside its production facility in Freemont, Calif., Sept. 22, 2020.

“This is not just a concept or a rendering; we are starting to ramp up manufacturing of these cells at our pilot ten gigawatt-hour production facility,” said Drew Baglino, Tesla’s Senior Vice President, Powertrain and Energy Engineering.

Tesla also said the new batteries would be 56% less expensive to manufacture and are being developed entirely in-house.

“They own the whole widget,” said Car and Driver Senior Editor of Technology Roberto Baldwin, “which is what gives them the ability to control every aspect, and to tweak as much efficiency as they can out of everything — out of their batteries, out of their motors, out of their inverters.”

Tesla’s investment in its own battery technology doesn’t mean it’s ramping down partnerships with other battery producers, Musk said. In a tweet prior to Tuesday’s event, the CEO said the company plans to “increase, not reduce battery cell purchases from Panasonic, LG & CATL (possibly other partners too.)” He also said the company is predicting shortages in battery cells from those suppliers and is ramping up in-house efforts to mitigate those shortfalls.

Musk said during the event that Tesla is planning to produce 100 gigawatt-hours of battery cells per year by 2022, and three terawatt-hours of cells per year by 2030.

“It allows us to make a lot more cars and a lot more stationary storage,” he said.

Bringing down the cost of battery production is part of Tesla’s plan to eventually sell 20 million vehicles annually — about fifty times more than they sell now, the company said.

“I think twenty million is doable,” said Car and Driver’s Baldwin. “As long as they can continue to grow, and continue to invest and sort of stay ahead of everyone.”

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Tesla Superchargers charge vehicles in Petaluma, Calif. on Sept. 23, 2020. Tesla Superchargers charge vehicles in Petaluma, Calif. on Sept. 23, 2020.

Part of that 20 million vehicle goal will come from a Tesla model the company is planning to sell for $25,000, expected to be available in about three years. The car, which would undercut Tesla’s current Model 3 sedan as the brand’s cheapest vehicle, would be fully autonomous, Musk said.

“It was always our goal to try to make an affordable electric car,” said Musk.

Musk said that while production on the new batteries is underway, it will take between a year and 18 months to fully ramp up production, and even longer for the technology to show up in actual vehicles.

However, “Tesla has repeatedly set timetables and timelines, and then they’ve missed them,” said Baldwin.

The Model 3 faced significant delays as the company ramped up production in 2017. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year, Tesla has also pushed back planned releases for its “Semi” truck and “Roadster” sports car. But Baldwin says the company is making improvements, noting that the Model Y crossover was released ahead of schedule.

“On the one hand, they’re taking all the learnings they’ve gotten over the past ten, twelve years, and they’re using that to make their batteries better,” Baldwin said. “But there’s still the potential this could be delayed another year, another four years.”

Tesla’s battery announcement comes at a time of increased competition in the electric vehicle market. Earlier this month, Lucid, an EV startup founded by the former head of engineering for Tesla’s own Model S sedan, unveiled an electric sedan called the Air, with a claimed 503 miles of range. General Motors’ “Ultium” battery pack, which the company unveiled earlier this year, is set to underpin 13 new electric vehicle models across four brands, starting with a new “HUMMER” pickup truck.

Volkswagen also says it plans to produce 1.5 million EVs annually by 2025, and unveiled the ID4, an electric crossover SUV that’s expected to have 310 miles of range, on Wednesday.

SOURCE:https://abcnews.go.com/US/teslas-battery-technology-drive-cost-electric-cars-company/story?id=73222745

Electric-Car Surge Paces Europe’s Best Auto Sales in 10 Months SPONSOR: Lomiko Metals $LMR.ca $CJC.ca $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 10:53 AM on Friday, August 28th, 2020

SPONSOR: Lomiko Metals is focused on the exploration and development of minerals for the new green economy such as lithium and graphite. Lomiko has an option for 100% of the high-grade La Loutre graphite Property, Lac Des Iles Graphite Property and the 100% owned Quatre Milles Graphite Property. Lomiko is uniquely poised to supply the growing EV battery market. Click Here For More Information

Hybrid and electric-car registrations soared in Europe last month, seizing a record share of the market and lifting total sales to the highest in 10 months.

Registrations of plug-in hybrids more than quadrupled, while battery-electric vehicles more than doubled, according to auto-market researcher Jato Dynamics. Total sales slipped just 4% from a year ago to 1.28 million, the most since September.

“If the current situation continues to improve, we could start to talk about a ‘V’ shaped recovery in the European car industry,” Felipe Munoz, a global analyst for Jato Dynamics, wrote in a report Thursday. EV demand is rising because of a wider selection of more affordable models and increased competition that is pushing down prices.

The figures are the most positive yet for an industry that had expected Europe to continue lagging the recoveries other regions have mustered following the coronavirus pandemic. Auto sales fell less drastically in the U.S. and have started growing again in China.

Government subsidies in countries including Germany and France have kick-started sales, especially for electrified models. Hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-only vehicles were 18% of registrations last month, up from 7.5% a year ago. Four of the five best-selling hybrids were Toyota Motor Corp. models, while Renault SA’s Zoe dominated the electric segment.

Tesla Inc. missed out on the trend, with registrations plunging 76% to just over 1,000 units, Jato said.

“Tesla is losing ground this year in Europe,” Munoz said. “Some of this can be explained by issues relating to the production continuity in California, but also by high competition from brands that play as locals in Europe.”

There were 10 more battery-electric cars on the market last month than a year ago, with new models including the Peugeot 209, Mini Electric, MG ZS, Porsche Taycan and Skoda Citigo buoying the segment.

SOURCE: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/electric-car-surge-paces-europe-s-best-auto-sales-in-10-months-1.1485785

Tesla Considers All-In-One Home, Battery and Electric Car Energy Package SPONSOR: Lomiko Metals $LMR.ca $CJC.ca $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 12:01 PM on Thursday, August 13th, 2020

SPONSOR: Lomiko Metals is focused on the exploration and development of minerals for the new green economy such as lithium and graphite. Lomiko has an option for 100% of the high-grade La Loutre graphite Property, Lac Des Iles Graphite Property and the 100% owned Quatre Milles Graphite Property. Lomiko is uniquely poised to supply the growing EV battery market. Click Here For More Information

Electric car and solar energy company Tesla is considering providing an all-in-one home and car energy package, that would include controlled EV charging times if it goes ahead in Germany.

As more cars become powered by electric drive-trains, the lines between the energy and automotive industry will become increasingly blurred.

Already, energy companies, such as AGL, Origin  and Powershop in Australia, are looking to offer cheaper tariffs for EV drivers and consider ways to encourage drivers to charge their EVs to help soak up excess electricity demand.

Now, we are beginning to see similar moves from the other side of the market: auto makers looking to slide sideways into the energy market (not to mention oil companies such as Shell doing something similar).

In a survey sent to potential German customers, Tesla sought to gauge interest on whether electric car drivers would like Tesla to schedule car charging times as part of the package to take advantage of cheaper tariffs.

The survey also asked respondents if they would be interested in purchasing a Tesla Wall Connector EV charge unit, a Tesla Powerwall, Tesla solar panels, as well as what would persuade them to switch to another energy company.

According to PV-Magazine which first reported the survey, it hints at a possible “energy package” that would combine all of these.

The company also asks: “Suppose your car is charged every morning to meet your daily needs. Under what conditions would you allow Tesla to control the charging time of your car so that it is charged for your daily needs and to offer you a cheaper electricity tariff?”

Options that survey respondents can select include, “If there is a clear financial advantage for me,” and, “If there are other advantages such as free or cheaper charging at home or on public charging station,” and if, “it helps to increase the share of renewable energies in the energy mix.”

To determine to what degree EV drivers would be prepared to hand over control of charging times to Tesla, the survey also asks what type of payment model they would prefer, including “a day-ahead hourly-variable price per kilowatt-hour.”

The German survey is not the first inkling that Tesla is considering entering the energy market.

In May, RenewEconomy reported that the Californian EV and battery storage giant had applied to the UK’s energy regulator for a licence to sell energy.

It’s not clear if Tesla is thinking about combining its energy package with a “big battery” such as the one operated by French renewable energy developer Neoen in Hornsdale, South Australia that doubled savings for customers within its first two years’ of operation, as well as shoring up grid security.

While Tesla’s expansion into energy has always been part of its raison d’être, having acquired SolarCity in 2016 as part of a “master plan”, the EV maker is not the only car company that is eyeing off the energy market.

In 2019, German auto giant Volkswagen also announced it would expand its offerings to include renewable household energy systems and electric car charging, under new subsidiary, Elli Group GmbH.

Tesla did not respond to queries from the The Driven if it would consider a similar package in Australia before the time of publishing.

SOURCE: https://thedriven.io/2020/08/11/tesla-considers-all-in-one-home-battery-and-electric-car-energy-package/

Electric Vehicles Are Cheaper To Run- This Is Why SPONSOR: Lomiko Metals $LMR.ca $CJC.ca $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 10:31 AM on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

SPONSOR: Lomiko Metals is focused on the exploration and development of minerals for the new green economy such as lithium and graphite. Lomiko has an option for 100% of the high-grade La Loutre graphite Property, Lac Des Iles Graphite Property and the 100% owned Quatre Milles Graphite Property. Lomiko is uniquely poised to supply the growing EV battery market. Click Here For More Information

One of the most overlooked and undersold benefits of converting to electric vehicles is the impact that they have on their owners’ wallets.

A myth has emerged about their running costs that have seen people overlook the long-term financial benefits that EVs afford.

This is a welcome addition to their environmental credentials amidst rising fuel prices and increasing levies against internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in city centres.

Today’s article seeks to bust this myth and show you why switching to EV could save you money, and save the planet.

EV’s: Pricing up the difference

As of the writing of this article, we concede that the average EV costs more than the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE).

Although we are witnessing a rapid change in this area.

The latest generation of electric vehicles are coming to market at the same cost as their petrol or diesel counterparts.

Furthermore, we can compare the two best sellers in each category, the ICE Ford Fiesta, and the EV Nissan Leaf.

We see that the €4,000 ($4,490/£3,400) difference in purchase price can be overcome within just three years for the average driver.

Talking tax

Vehicle tax rates are calculated based on the car’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per kilometre.

Tax breaks for zero-emissions vehicles, alongside governmental incentives such as grants, have been a key factor in the growing number of EVs on the road.

A recent study by the International Council for Clean Transport found that EV owners could save as much as 27% each year compared to driving diesel equivalents.

Their analysis, which compared the same make and model of vehicles across EV, petrol, and diesel found that drivers in Norway would save 27% in running costs by going electric.

The average driver in the study could save between 11-15%.

The UK offered the lowest savings in running costs at 5% due to the recent cuts in grants for EVs.

The average ICE in Europe emits 112g/km of CO2, equating to €153 (£140) per year in tax.

In addition, the average EV offers around €70 ($78/£60) per year in servicing savings.

Predominantly there are fewer moving parts in electric vehicles so they create less friction and therefore less wear.

The lower average running temperatures also help to reduce wear and offer greater efficiency.

Charging the change

Finally, the most obvious saving comes from the fuel source that is used to power each vehicle.

Based on current electricity prices, a car costs 15c per kWh to charge ($0.17c/£0.13), meaning that a mid-range EV driving around 9,000 miles per year would cost €274 or 2.7c per mile in running costs.

This is vastly cheaper than the petrol equivalent of the same vehicle, which would cost around €965 ($1,084/£825) per year to refuel, costing 9.1c per mile.

In fact, according to the UK Government’s Ultra Low Campaign, the average ICE costs 12c per mile to run.

The difference is even starker when you consider that the most efficient ICEs covert just 17-21% of their fuel into power, while EVs deliver around 59-62%.

Furthermore, when teamed with localised renewable energy sources, electric vehicles can save you even more money.

And of course, help you push towards a neutral carbon footprint for energy consumption.

Low wear, fewer tears

An oft-overlooked benefit of electric vehicles over their ICE counterparts is that their motors are highly simplified.

They have fewer moving parts and they do not require regular oil changes to ensure that they run efficiently.

The upside of which is that wear is greatly reduced, as are maintenance costs – meaning fewer trips to the mechanic and a potential saving of around €70 (£60) per year.

In addition, with great gains being made in battery and motor efficiency, technical issues can be overcome through wireless software updates sent directly to your electric car.

A great example is Mercedes’ innovation of acclimatising batteries to their ideal temperature in advance of you starting go charge.

This is not a technical issue per se, but one that elongates the life and increases the efficiency of the batteries.

You can find out more about this in Robert Llewellyn’s test drive of the Mercedes-Benz EQC.

Preparing for the future

While many are choosing not to consider the future of their ICE vehicle, it is clear that their days are numbered, and that they will not continue to hold their value in the years ahead.

Paris has led a number of global cities in legislating a ban on diesel vehicles from 2024.

This has taken the next step of banning the sale of all ICEs from 2030 as the French capital aims to become carbon-neutral by 2050.

We expect this trend to increase in the coming years as lawmakers push to meet climate targets.

They also want to cut the number of deaths associated with carbon emissions from traffic

This is estimated to account for nearly 500,000 early deaths per year in the EU alone.

Can you afford to miss out on the benefits of electric vehicles? In the face of an accelerating climate crisis, the world can’t.

SOURCE: https://irishtechnews.ie/electric-vehicles-are-cheaper-to-run-this-is-why/

Lomiko Investment $LMR.ca Promethieus Ventures N.V. To List On The Dutch Caribbean Stock Exchange With Ticker DCSX:TECH $CJC.ca $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:56 AM on Thursday, August 6th, 2020

 Vancouver, B.C., Aug. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lomiko Metals Inc. (“Lomiko”) (TSX-V: LMR, OTC: LMRMF, FSE: DH8C) Lomiko Metals Inc. announces that it’s participation of 20 % in Promethieus Technologies Inc. (“Promethieus Tech”) will be exchanged for 20 % equity in a new to be formed entity Promethieus Ventures N.V. (“Promethieus N.V.”).which intends to list on the Dutch Caribbean Securities Exchange (DCSX) N.V

The (DCSX) is a self-regulatory international exchange focused on the listing and trading of domestic and international securities. It is a securities exchange platform where companies can raise funding through a large network of global investors. The DCSX is focused on servicing start-ups as well as small and medium-sized enterprises.  The DCSX is located in Curacao, a Lesser Antilles island country in the southern Dutch Caribbean region.

Promethieus N.V. will seek to raise up to 10 million USD to advance the projects currently underway. The listing agent for Promethieus N.V. is Amergeris Global Listing and Exchange Services.  The company has requested and received the ticker symbol ‘TECH’ for Promethieus N.V.

Lomiko confirms that on July 31, 2019  it had entered into an agreement to sell it’s 100% interest in Lomiko Technologies Inc. to Promethieus Technologies Inc. (Canada) for $ 1,236,625 in return for a 20 % equity participation in Promethieus Tech. Lomiko subsequently provided an outline of reasons for the sale on November 25, 2019. Further, Lomiko  will be reimbursed $ 193,614.32 in expenses paid by Lomiko on behalf of Promethieus Tech.  This transaction was approved by shareholders of both Lomiko Metals Inc. and Promethieus Tech  Lomiko Technologies Inc. is the owner of 18.15% of SHD Smart Home Devices Ltd. and 40% of Graphene Energy Storage Devices.  Lomiko was a founding shareholder of Promethieus Tech and currently owns 20% of that company.  The transaction was reviewed by the applicable regulatory bodies.  The transaction was considered a non-arms length transaction as Mr. A. Paul Gill is a Director and a significant shareholder of all the entities involved.

As announced December 3, 2018, Promethieus Technologies Inc. changed it’s mandate to focus on Future Tech investments and has reviewed investment opportunities in electric vehicle infrastructure, clean energy, the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as clean-tech and green tech materials related to these technologies. 

For more information on Lomiko Metals, SHD Smart Home Devices or Promethieus, review the website at www.lomiko.com, www.shddevices.com and www.promethieus.com, contact A. Paul Gill at 604-729-5312 or email: [email protected]

On Behalf of the Board

“Jacqueline Michael”

Director, Chief Financial Officer

We seek safe harbor.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange), or the DCSX  accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

A. Paul Gill
Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSX-V: LMR)
6047295312
[email protected]

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  • Volkswagen factory in Zwickau only manufactures electric cars

The Volkswagen factory in Zwickau in Lower Saxony, Germany has seen its latest combustion car come out of its assembly line: the seventh-generation Golf R Estate. Vehicles have been built here since 1904, and iconic models such as the Trabant have emerged from its assembly line.

Today this plant will be dedicated exclusively to the assembly of electric cars, such as the Volkswagen ID.3 from November 2019, and in the future, it will also house the models of its sister brands SEAT and Audi.

the end of an era

Volkswagen

The German brand has said goodbye to combustion engines in Zwickau with this variant of the Golf, equipped with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine and finished in Oryx White Pearl Effect, which will go to a German customer.

With an investment of 1,200 million euros, the German manufacturer has been transforming Zwickau to make it the hub of its electrification plan. Once the final expansion phase is reached from 2021, it will produce six MEB platform models from three of the group’s brands, thanks to the 8,000 employees who work there in line with more than 1,600 robots that carry out assembly tasks.

The transformation works have already started in Hall 6, where Golf Estate has been produced until now. After a conversion phase that will last for several weeks during the summer, the first electric vehicles will be produced there at the end of the year, along with the ID.4, and an SUV from sister brand Audi is also planned.

The ID.3 electric motor, the 16-year-old dual-clutch gearboxes, and parts of the MEB modular platform leave the Kassel plant in the center of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Electric motors are manufactured here for all MEB vehicles in Europe and North America, and in parallel for the Chinese market. Parts of the battery box, shock absorbers, structural components, and the central tunnel are also developed and delivered to the Zwickau plant for assembly and thus complete the vehicle body.

For its part, the battery system for the ID.3 is manufactured in Brunswick alongside that of the Scania and MAN trucks.

As reported by the German brand, over the past 30 years, 6,049,207 Volkswagen cars of the Polo, Golf, Golf Estate, Passat Saloon, and Passat Variant models have been produced in Zwickau.

The Volkswagen ID.4 is the compact and 100% electric SUV that promises up to 500 km of autonomy

In 2017 Volkswagen presented its ID Crozz, a prototype electric SUV, in Shanghai. That concept has evolved and has now been integrated into this new ambitious transformation of the brand, which has reused the concept to present the Volkswagen ID.4.

It is an all-electric SUV in a contained format that, according to the firm, “will be produced and sold in Europe, China and the United States” and which joins Volkswagen ID.3 as the first exponents of this fully electric future that this manufacturer proposes.

Lots of autonomy for a compact SUV

One of the key points on which they have focused on the design of this compact SUV is that of aerodynamics. According to Volkswagen officials, this section is so advanced in ID.4 that it allows “to reduce the drag coefficient and that will manage to boost the autonomy of ID.4 to 500 kilometers, depending on the version .”

Volkswagen will first launch a rear-wheel-drive version to later develop the four-wheel-drive version. The maximum battery capacity is known to be 77 kWh and to be located “close to the center of the lower body to create a low center of gravity and optimal driving dynamics.”

The manufacturer also promises “interior space to spare” thanks to that compact electrical system and a fully digital dashboard controlled by both touch and voice gestures.

Production of the Volkswagen ID.3 began late last year, and the firm indicates that its production target for electric cars will be 1.5 million units by 2025 instead of the one million it intended to reach in its previous estimate. The new member of the family, the Volkswagen ID.4, is expected to present in Europe throughout 2020, and then launch in the United States as well.

SOURCE: https://vocal.media/wheel/goodbye-to-diesel-and-gasoline-cars-volkswagen-factory-produces-last-ever-combustion-engine-car-shifts-to-e-vs-only