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Electric-Car Surge Paces Europe’s Best Auto Sales in 10 Months SPONSOR: Lomiko Metals $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM 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.


Tesla Considers All-In-One Home, Battery and Electric Car Energy Package SPONSOR: Lomiko Metals $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM 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.


Electric Vehicles Are Cheaper To Run- This Is Why SPONSOR: Lomiko Metals $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM 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.


Lomiko Investment $ Promethieus Ventures N.V. To List On The Dutch Caribbean Stock Exchange With Ticker DCSX:TECH $ $ $ $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM 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, and, 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)
[email protected]