We have another very important news for the Lithium sector. Stop-Start market is really huge compare to Plug-In Hybrids and pure Electric Cars - BEV and will be driving the fuel efficiency standards and urban area city cycle demands particularly. It will be the real game changer if Lithium batteries can make its way into this fast growing segment of fuel efficient ICE cars. Europe is ahead in this game already, but North America and Asia are following the case.
Toyota has a piece in this game on the Lithium side again.
By Danny King
That's the gist of Denso's development of a lithium-ion battery pack that is designed especially for cars with fuel-saving stop-start systems. The 5.5-pound battery pack weighs less because it can capture regenerative energy from when the vehicle slows down and feed that power the alternator when the car is idling and the engine is shut off. Such batteries mark an improvement over the older lead-acid batteries that are customarily used with stop-start systems.While Denso is minority-owned by Toyota, the new battery pack will first be used in the recently-launchedSuzuki Wagon R. Denso hasn't said which other vehicles will be supplied with the battery pack further down the road. Until then, you can see Denso's press release."
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This bold move by Toyota will put all serious lithium brine developers in Argentina on the investors' radar screens again. Country risk, which was driving all the prices down with the general Risk Off trade in the junior miners this summer will be reassessed. Investment space here is really tiny, number of credible names with the real assets and with serious backing is even less - any catalyst on the company level can ignite the next leg up in this Generational Bull Market."