Catalyst for the lithium junior miners will come with the realisation that electric cars are here to stay and they will become the mainstream of auto-production in the nearest future.
"Elon Musk is very bold with his predictions and people should listen now. Every single new Tesla Model S is proving his point. Tesla Model S is driving the electric revolution now and Tesla Gen 3 Model for mass market will be the game changer for electric cars."
"Euro Pacific Canada has produced the very interesting report Lithium Industry - A Strategic Energy Metal, we can expect now the push of Lithium Investment story into the market place on the back of Tesla Model S success in the market place. International Lithium is mentioned as well with its strategic partner from China Ganfeng Lithium in the report."
"Tesla is on a roll right now, with 14,000 of its all-electric Model S sedan on the road and its stock at record highs.
If it achieves its planned production levels--21,000 this year, perhaps 40,000 by 2015--its voracious appetite for lithium-ion battery cells will only increase.
The massive scale of cell purchases by Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] has already boosted global production levels.
It may soon use as many '18650' lithium-ion cells itself as the entire industry produced before the Model S went into production a year ago.
But ensuring adequate battery supplies in sufficient time to expand production is absolutely key to continuing Tesla's growth. More..."