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Lithium ! A necessity for next generation vehicles

Watching on TV the financial news of this week-end, I came across very interesting metal that is attracting lot of attention from high corporates and governments. It was very informative and made me realize to find the right words for my readers and share. Just to be sure that they find answers to some important facts un-revealed about next generation cars and vehicles which will need re-chargeable lithium ion power supply

Japanese prime minister Mr. Hatoyama has recently  announced  about the reduction of co2 emission by 25% by the year 2020, received a great applaud.

Our lives is changing fast over the last couple of years, and a tiny problem or invention from the remote corner gets same attention as from the main focus points .Do you know about the importance of Lithium? Everyone is enjoying the cellular phones, which are the tiniest toys of communications while you're mobile. The battery power is Lithium rechargeable. There are about 50% of Lithium reserves found in South America, which are the new target for the progressive countries. Japan is one of the highest bidders in this race.

Mitsubishi Sumitomo and many other counterparts from Europe and USA, is establishing their feet in Lithium rich Bolivia.  President Morales will become the next top man on the cover of Newsweek as "Shiekh of South America". Japanese have not just targeted the riches under the barren white deserts, but actually they started helping the community around the area of production. Washington is also trying hard to ease up the tensions with Morales government, all part and parcel to help Govt. owned Auto makers of USA. France is also very active and trying to gain an edge over other European automobile makers.

Lithium will be 100% utilized for next generation electric vehicles, and partly used for hybrids. Not lacking in the race of hybrids, Germany have announced their first S-Class long sedan hybrid with a price tag of JPY1,400,000. Mercedes claims gasoline consumption to be cut by 30% than the regular Gas engine. Toyota hybrids are increasing at a fast pace too. All these hybrids are too relying on lithium ion charged batteries.

Japan has shifted their concentration towards other lithium reserves before 2 years. Since China is the biggest producer of Lithium, and now China is actively testing their own hybrids and electric vehicles, this makes China reluctant to export huge quantities of raw Lithium. Bolivia still ranks as top among the rivals and Bolivia might have even more lithium at Uyuni and its other salt deserts, though high altitudes and the quality of the reserves could make access to the mineral difficult. 4,000 meters above sea-level are most of the reserves out of total 6.5Million tons. China is also sitting on a stock of about 2M. tons over the salt desert in Tibet mountains.

If the reserves are found above 3,000Meter of sea level, then why are they not explored at other places. Afghanistan or Pakistan might be having some reserves tooScience Articles, or maybe the stability is under-question for such countries. Let us ask ourselves not these self proclaimed Global Champions and leaders who are still not having 100% transparency with the masses.

Let us be the next Al-Gore in preserving nature.

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Lilaa Ivanova is a sales analyst working with used cars exporters. To visit please see home page( OR mailto:info@nexusscars.comBut you can also jump directly to view auctions from

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