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Lithium Demand & Supply Forecasts For The US & China, Tesla & Volkswagen — Listen To Our Friday Podcast Live

A look at trends in the lithium industry, including forecasts for Tesla and reactions to Volkswagen Power Day.

On Friday, I will chat with Rodney Hooper of RK Equity, one of the world’s foremost experts on the lithium industry, about recent orders and trends in the lithium market, his forecasts for key markets, and his thoughts and forecasts for at least two top automotive players — Tesla and Volkswagen. More specifically, we will discuss (that is, Rodney will mostly tell us about):

  • His global lithium demand estimate for 2030.
  • US EV sales penetration and estimates for 2025 and 2030.
  • Lithium demand in the US.
  • Tesla sales estimates in China and globally for 2021.
  • Volkswagen Power Day.
  • And …

… whatever you want to ask about, if you are a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador.

With the world in slightly better order than last year, I am resuming live access to our CleanTech Talk podcasts when possible. You will be able to listen and watch live (I better be careful!), and I will also include questions that you submit if you decide to submit any while listening/watching. So, if you want to get this bonus access, head over and subscribe now for as little as $3/month. I’ll wait …

This podcast/webinar will take place starting at 10am ET (7am PT/3pm CET) on Friday, April 16. I will email the podcast/webinar passcode to all active subscribers who give us permission to email them (which is currently almost all active subscribers) two hours before the podcast/webinar.

If you haven’t been a loyal listener of our CleanTech Talk podcast, I’ve interviewed Rodney and his RK Equity partner Howard Klein several times in the past year — because they are superb experts on the lithium industry and other EV battery mineral industries who are excellent at putting topics from these industries into useful context, highlighting key points, explaining matters in ways that are clear and understandable to newbs like me, and not being shy to enunciate calls to action that they think the investment community, policymakers, or the media (ahem) should heed. Rodney has a truly ridiculous number of stats and calculations in his head, and it is a joy to see him pull those out, provide some proper public education with his South African accent, and drop the mic from time to time. I hope you’ll join us on Friday and enjoy the fun.

And, yes, becoming a subscriber does help to buy me coffee, which is sorely needed in this job — especially with a 4-year-old and 6-year-old in the house.


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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA], NIO [NIO], Xpeng [XPEV], Ford [F], ChargePoint [CHPT], Amazon [AMZN], Piedmont Lithium [PLL], Lithium Americas [LAC], Albemarle Corporation [ALB], Nouveau Monde Graphite [NMGRF], Talon Metals [TLOFF], Arclight Clean Transition Corp [ACTC], and Starbucks [SBUX]. But he does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort.


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