June 11, 2013
Electric-car makers lower prices in race to catch Toyota’s Prius
A price war has broken out in the electric vehicle market.
Nissan Canada Inc. said Tuesday it will offer a lower-priced version of its Leaf when the 2013 model goes on sale next month. General Motors of Canada Ltd. is offering seven-year, interest-free loans on the Chevrolet Volt for the next 10 days.
May 23, 2013
Brazil to auction biggest-ever oil find in October
Brazil plans in October to auction off rights to explore and produce from its biggest oil find to date, and the government hopes to take a large share of the oil produced by winning bidders.
July 06, 2012
I Am Silent, Hear Me Roar
It doesn't snarl like a Lamborghini, but Tesla's new Model S is no eat-your-broccoli all-electric car, says Dan Neil—more like eat-up-the-pavement-while-grinning-ear-to-ear.
June 28, 2012
The strong economics of WLC's King's Valley clay lithium deposit speaks for itself
The Energy Report Interview with Chris Berry (6/28/12) "One mature lithium company that has received a lot of attention lately is Western Lithium USA Corp. Perhaps the biggest news here is the appointment of a new chairman of the board. John Macken will step in for Ed Flood. Ed founded Western Lithium and is handing over the reins to John, who has been on the board of Western Lithium since 2008. This should be a seamless transition which can help strategically position the company as it moves toward a production decision.
May 24, 2012
Electric cars exploding? That’s 'pure fiction'
Supporters of electric vehicles are getting charged up in their defence of battery-powered cars, citing the pros of plug-ins and attacking critics for ignoring, misrepresenting or misunderstanding the facts.
Apr. 12, 2012
Electric Bicycles Power Growth of Lithium Battery Technology
A trend toward the adoption of electric cars may be foreshadowed by the growth of electric bicycles and the global shift in transportation that has already demonstrated an impact on the lithium industry. A recent report from Pike Research forecasts that the global market for electric bicycles will climb at an estimated compound annual growth rate of more than seven percent over the next six years, which could reflect global annual sales of over 47 million vehicles by 2018.
Mar. 27, 2012
The Energy Report Interview with Chris Berry about WLC
The Energy Report Interview with Chris Berry (3/27/12) "Western Lithium has a clay deposit in northern Nevada called Kings Valley. It recently completed a prefeasibility study, which shows very strong economic potential. Western Lithium will have the ability to produce up to 27 Kt/year of lithium carbonate several years down the road after commercial production commences. One of the keys to Western Lithium is its potential operating costs, which are sub-$1,000/t when byproduct credits are included. This is what would allow a company like Western Lithium to compete with the big boys.
Mar. 15, 2012
US Automotive Industry to Become Electric Vehicle Pioneer by 2022
United States President Barack Obama recenlty launched EV Everywhere, the second Clean Energy Grand Challenge. The ambitious program is designed to collaboratively engage entrepreneurs, engineers, and scientists in developing more affordable and convenient electric vehicle within the next ten years.
Jan 02, 2012
Western Lithium completes prefeasibility on Kings Valley
Jay Chmelauskas bought his 100%-electric Nissan Leaf about a month ago and charges its battery at one of two charging stations across the street from the Pan Pacific Hotel in downtown Vancouver. The car gets him around town and his family to the local ski hills. And a $5,000 rebate from the provincial government makes the $40,000 sticker price far more palatable. But it’s the “fantastic technology” that convinces him that going electric is the way of the future.
Dec. 01, 2011
Nevada's Top Ten Exploration Projects for 2012 -Coyner
Second on the list is Western Lithium's flagship Kings Valley Lithium Project in Humboldt County, Nevada. It is believed to have contained measured and indicated lithium resources totaling 801,000 tonnes. A pre-feasibility study is scheduled to be completed at the end of this year.
Nov. 05, 2011
New rebates help B.C. drivers plug into clean cars
SURREY - Starting next month, consumers will be able to access $17 million in funding that will help get them into clean energy vehicles and support the green-tech sector in British Columbia as part of the 'Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan', Environment Minister Terry Lake and Energy and Energy and Mines Minister Rich Coleman announced.
Oct. 31, 2011
Amodei: Lithium Agreement is Path to Jobs and Economic Growth for Nevada
RENO – Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today praised an agreement between Reno-based Western Lithium and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory as a major step toward the commercialization of lithium carbonate from the company’s Kings Valley lithium project in Humboldt County. Western Lithium estimates that the mine will employ 150 full-time workers.
Oct. 24, 2011
Nissan eyes 1.5 million electric cars by 2016
Japanese auto giant Nissan is aiming to sell 1.5 million electric vehicles around the world by 2016, the company said Monday, as it looks to capitalise on growing demand for green products.
July 28, 2011
Carmakers Back Strict New Rules for Gas Mileage
DETROIT — Four years ago, the American auto industry was so opposed to higher fuel economy standards that executives of Detroit camped out in Washington in an unsuccessful bid to undercut them.
Apr. 21, 2011
Company Tries to Gain Cash, Political Backing for Nev. Lithium Project
Developers of a Nevada lithium project are making the rounds in Washington, D.C., this week trying to rally political support for a mine that they say could provide the United States with a key mineral for making batteries for electric cars and other "clean energy" technologies.