Saturday, 31 March 2018

What is Special about Tesla Model S



2017 90D Model S's energy consumption at 200.9 watt-hours per kilometer (32.33 kWh/100 mi or 20.09 kWh/100 km) for a combined fuel economy of 104 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (2.26 L/100 km or 125 mpg‑imp).[19] In 2016, Tesla updated the design of the Model S to closely match that of the Model X. As of October 2017, the following versions are available: 75D, 100D and P100D

Tesla ceased offering the 60 kWh software limited battery option. The lowest capacity option became the 75 kWh, and at the same time Tesla significantly reduced the software upgrade options for facelifted 60 and 70 models to be upgraded over-the-air to 75

A distance record of 670 miles (1,078.3 km) in a P100D was set on August 5, 2017 by Italian drivers, making it the Model S the first production electric car to exceed 620 miles (1,000 km) on a single charge.The Model S is a perfect example. As the best-selling EV in America, it capably represents Tesla the company, and Musk the innovator. With an electric driving range of 315 miles, a 5-star NHTSA score and a blistering 0-60 mph time, the Model S offers a no-compromise electric vehicle experience, at around $75,000.
The only question is if you can afford one.
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Thursday, 29 March 2018

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is an affordable hybrid SUV



Ruby black pearl 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Phev Exterior 360 View
 Outlander PHEV employs a new, fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid drivetrain that makes it a clever, efficient alternative to versatile daily driving.
Despite its age, Mitsubishi has been quick to adopt apple CarPlay and Android Auto, giving it an edge on the rival Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. It is part of a standard 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth hands-free calling and USB input.

The Outlander PHEV has a straightforward, spacious interior layout with decent rear seat space and good headroom and legroom. The Outlander PHEV features a 60/40 split-fold rear seat. With the rear seat up, it features 30.4 cubic feet of cargo space. With that seat folded, cargo space grows to 78 cubic feet.
The Outlander PHEV drivetrain combines a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, a 12kWh lithium-ion battery, and two electric motors — one at the front wheels and one at the rear. The result is an all-wheel drive setup that Mitsubishi calls Super All-Wheel Control.
Down next to the shifter are toggles to manage power, including the EV Mode button, which lets the drivetrain run in full electric power. Power Saver mode retains the current battery power at that moment, letting the gas engine do all the work generating the electric power. Twin Power Off-Road mode, as the name suggests, synchronizes both motors for clawing through tough conditions.
The Outlander PHEV has a 22-mile electric range and returns an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 74 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe). When running on pure gas power, the Outlander PHEV has a combined fuel economy of 25 miles per gallon.

Drivers can use their smartphone to communicate directly with the Outlander PHEV. By using the remote control app and the Outlander PHEV’s built-in Wi-Fi, you can monitor the vehicle status, manage the charging settings, and even turn on the climate control, so you can hop into a warm car in the winter or a cool car in the summer.

SF Motors unveils an electric concept car that won't let you drive drunk



A Chinese automaker known for its mini-buses, vans and utility trucks is making a big push into the U.S. market.
On Wednesday, Sokon Industry Group's SF Motors subsidiary revealed its first electric concept car — the SF5.
CNBC caught up with SF Motors CEO John Zhang ahead of the unveiling event for a first look at the SF5. The EV, still just in a concept stage, will go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds, with a range of around 310 miles per charge, Zhang said.
SOURCE: Magdalena Petrova CNBC
"[Our] mission is to create a next-generation electric vehicle," he said. "We need more EVs to reduce pollution and protect the environment."
For Zhang, that means not only great battery technology and a sleek exterior design but an EV that's packed with intelligence.
One interesting proposed feature is a driver monitoring system in the SF5 that can detect when you've been drinking and stop you from driving under the influence.
SOURCE: Darren Weaver CNBC
By 2020, SF Motors wants to give drivers "level-3" autonomy, which is a bit more advanced than the systems offered today by other EV makers like Tesla.
SF Motors is developing (and road testing) its semi-autonomous EVs at the University of Michigan, and at its research and development center in Santa Clara, California. It plans to manufacture both in China and the U.S. and will start taking preorders by end of this year with an aim to have the SF5 on the road by 2019.
SOURCE: Magdalena Petrova CNBC
To prepare for production, SF Motors acquired a factory in Indiana where gas-guzzling Hummers were once made. And it also acquired a battery technology company, InEVit, created by Tesla's original CEO and co-founder Martin Eberhard.
SF Motors will incorporate InEVit's EV chassis architecture, battery module design and manufacturing technology into its own vehicles, while also potentially licensing out that battery technology to other car companies down the line.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Automakers and four U.S. states promote purchase of electric vehicles


2018 Nissan LEAF Apple Carplay display screen


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four U.S. states and 16 major automakers are launching a joint $1.5 million advertising campaign to prod Americans to buy electric vehicles.

Automakers are investing billions of dollars to develop dozens of new EVs in the face of regulatory requirements, but face slow U.S. sales.
General Motors Co (GM.N), Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE), Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) and many other companies, along with New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey, are backing the effort that was unveiled at the New York auto show on Wednesday.
The campaign, dubbed “Drive Change. Drive Electric,” will focus on the benefits of electric cars.
“Far too many drivers remain unfamiliar with the benefits of driving electric. Increasing sales of electric cars will deliver critical environmental and economic benefits across the region,” said Arthur Marin, executive director of the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management.
Electric vehicle sales rose 25 percent in 2017 to a new record but still account for only 1.2 percent of U.S. vehicle sales.
The campaign will initially focus in the northeast region and includes a new website, advertising, social media, strategic partnerships and events and other content efforts.
John Bozzella, who heads Global Automakers, a trade group whose members include Toyota, Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) and Honda Motor Co (7267.T), said more education efforts are needed as automakers offer dozens of EV models.
“The companies are effectively ahead of the customer,” Bozzella said in an interview. “We need to collectively help tell the story of the benefits of this technology and raise awareness.”
Automakers are rapidly investing in EVs and say they plan to unveil dozens of new EVs in the coming years. They point to the growing range of EVs to travel on a single charge, lower battery costs and more recharging stations as all making the vehicles more attractive to customers.
In January, Ford Motor Co (F.N) said it would double its electrified vehicle spending. Reuters reported that global automakers plan to invest $90 billion in batteries and electric cars in the coming years, an amount that is still growing.
Investments in electrified vehicles announced to date include at least $19 billion by automakers in the United States, $21 billion in China and $52 billion in Germany.
Automakers also are reacting in part to pressure from regulators in Europe and California to slash carbon emissions from fossil fuels and mandates from California to sell a rising number of zero-emission vehicles.

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Has 250 Miles Of Range


2019 Hyundai Kona Electric at 2018 New York Auto Show

Hyundai’s first compact electric crossover returns a respectable 250 miles (402 kilometers) of range on the U.S. scale thanks to a 64-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. That’s a 12-mile improvement over the Chevrolet Bolt EV (238 miles), a 30-mile improvement over the standard Tesla Model 3 (220 miles), and a significant 99-mile improvement over the new Nissan Leaf (151 miles). Total power output is listed at 201 horsepower (150 kilowatts) and 291 pound-feet (394 Newton-meters) of torque, with DC fast charging standard.

That figure is mostly in line with the European version of the Kona EV. Depending on the trim level, the non-U.S. Kona is good for either 300 kilometers (186 miles) of range on the new Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) with the 39.2-kWh battery pack, or 470 kilometers (292 miles) with the larger 64-kWh battery. American buyers won’t be able to choose between two versions of the electric Kona, but do get the more efficient (and more powerful) of the two.The Hyundai Kona EV will be available to buyers in the U.S. beginning in the fourth quarter of 2018, with initial availability in California exclusively. Other ZEV-focused states out west and in the northeast will see the small EV shortly thereafter. Hyundai isn't listing a price just yet, but considering the base Kona starts at $19,500, we expect the electric version to be just a smidgen over $20,000.

The Hyundai Kona EV will be available to buyers in the U.S. beginning in the fourth quarter of 2018, with initial availability in California exclusively. Other ZEV-focused states out west and in the northeast will see the small EV shortly thereafter. Hyundai isn't listing a price just yet, but considering the base Kona starts at $19,500, we expect the electric version to be just a smidgen over $20,000."Our new Kona Electric crossover is a stylish and efficient compact CUV, tailored to the needs of customers who pursue eco-focused active lifestyles requiring generous range," said Mike O’Brien, vice president of Product, Corporate and Digital Planning, Hyundai Motor America.
"We’re confident it will set new standards for the electric-propelled compact CUV segment, with outstanding range flexibility, appealing design, cutting-edge connectivity and class-leading available safety features."
Of course, like its gas-powered counterpart, the Kona EV will still feature all the same comfort an amenities you’d expect on a vehicle of its size. In the cabin, a fully digital seven-inch instrument cluster is available, as are eight-way power adjustable seats with heating and ventilation functions. Without the charging cable, the trunk in the European Kona EV can can hold up to 13.17 cubic feet (373 liters) of storage, while with the charging cable, that number decreases to 11.17 cubic feet (332 liters).
Source: Hyundai







Tuesday, 27 March 2018

WAYMO AND JAGUAR LAND ROVER ANNOUNCE LONG‑TERM PARTNERSHIP

Alphabet’s autonomous driving company, Waymo, announced today that it’s getting into the ride-sharing business—and that it’s building a special car to do it.The company partnered with Jaguar Land Rover to make a completely autonomous, electric car, called the Jaguar I-Pace. Waymo is launching the service first in Phoenix, Arizona. Anyone can hail a ride from the autonomous car in the city starting later this year, though the Jags will not be for sale for the general public.
Waymo’s news comes after the first death caused by an autonomously-driven vehicle owned by Uber just nine days ago, in Tempe, Arizona. When asked about the accident during the press conference, Waymo CEO John Krafcik noted Waymo’s extensive testing, saying that consumer confidence is paramount for autonomous cars to be successful.
Some 20,000 new self-driving I-Paces will be added to Waymo’s ride-sharing fleet, allowing the company to ramp up to 1 million trips per day over the next two years. Krafcik said the company will announce the second market to receive the service later this year.
Quartz previously discovered documents detailing the company’s plans to build a ride-sharing platform from its autonomous car technology. The company spent 2017 bolstering the software that controls its fleet of autonomous minivans, on average driving four times longer than its competitors without needing a human to take control of the car.
More cars on the road also means more data for the company; every decision an autonomous car makes can be used to train the software powering future models.

Monday, 26 March 2018

2018 NISSAN LEAF

2018 Nissan LEAF

TAKE CONTROL OF THE NEXT AUTOMOTIVE REVOLUTION - A RESPONSIVE PARTNER FOR EVERY JOURNEY
Feel more confident, connected, and simply, thrilled. Nissan Intelligent Mobility makes driving a whole new experience. Imagine feeling the rush of acceleration and braking, while using just one pedal. Or imagine getting an assist or alert from your Nissan LEAF, when you need it most. Advanced technologies like e-Pedal, Automatic Emergency Braking, and available ProPILOT™ Assist will literally transform your daily commute.

SAVING & BENEFITS

With a 100% electric motor, say goodbye to the gas station and more. Fewer moving parts overall deliver the unexpected perk of lower maintenance. And with potential savings from tax credits and other incentives, the benefits keep adding up.

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

Nissan LEAF keeps you connected to your world, whether seamlessly connecting to your iPhone® with Apple CarPlay™ or providing you with customizable information about your drive. It makes every ride smarter and more fun.
2018 Nissan LEAF Apple Carplay display screen

A BOLD NEW LOOK

As exhilarating to look at as it is to drive, the all-new Nissan LEAF features sharp lines, a dynamic front end, featuring a unique multidimensional translucent blue grille, and a signature “floating” roof. Inside, you'll find a roomy, comfortable interior and an entirely redesigned modern dash.

Friday, 23 March 2018

AeroMobil's latest electric flying car concept hopes to take off in 10 years

Look! It's a car with wings.

Slovakian engineering company AeroMobil saw its dreams of launching a flying car literally crash almost three years ago, but the company is back at it again. They've got a new electric four-seater vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) concept vehicle that also serves as a traditional road vehicle when not in the sky.

The flying car, the AeroMobil 5.0, was revealed this week with motors on the wing tips and an improved suspension system for a smooth landing. Unlike other VTOLs in development, this all-in-one vehicle becomes a car that can drive on regular roads before or after flying up to about 200 miles, no special landing pods necessary.
A previous concept car, known as AeroMobile 4.0, is a short take-off and landing vehicle — that means it requires a short runway. That vehicle is still in testing, and can travel up to 400 miles on a charge since it's more energy efficient than the VTOL. (The flying car will have airbags and a parachute to really encapsulate its dual capabilities.)
Is it a plane or a car — or both?

Is it a plane or a car — or both?
IMAGE: AEROMOBIL
Back in 2015 (before the crash) AeroMobil was aggressive about launching its "Ferrari with wings" by 2017. That didn't happen, but now the company is saying the 4.0 version will be available "in a limited series to private owners" in 2020. The 5.0 e-VTOL will follow, with vehicles available within the next seven to 10 years. 

Thursday, 22 March 2018

BMW says electric car mass production not viable until 2020




FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW will not mass produce electric cars until 2020 because its current technology is not profitable enough to scale up for volume production, the chief executive said on Thursday.
Munich-based BMW unveiled its first battery electric car in 2013, and has been working on different generations of battery, software and electric motor technology since then.
The i8 Roadster model, due to hit showrooms in May, is equipped with what BMW calls its fourth-generation electric drive technology. Advances in battery raw materials and chemistry has increased its range by 40 percent over the previous version, BMW said.
BMW is working to make electric car technology more modular and scaleable to make mass production commercially viable.
“We wanted to wait for the fifth generation to be much more cost competitive,” Chief Executive Harald Krueger told analysts in Munich. “We do not want to scale up with the fourth generation.”
The cost advantage between BMW’s fourth and fifth generation electric vehicle technology was a “two digit number” in percent terms, Krueger said. He did not offer precise figures.
BMW is working on a sixth generation of its technology and is investing a three-digit-million euro amount in battery cell research to better understand mass production, the company said.
BMW makes electric cars at 10 plants across the world but has focussed mainly on hybrids, which combine combustion engines with battery powered electric motors, rather than vehicles reliant solely on batteries for their power.
BMW said it wanted to add 25 new electrified models by 2025, of which 12 vehicles will be fully battery electric variants.
Thanks to a new production method available from 2020 onwards, BMW will be able to make all its cars with pure electric, hybrid and combustion engined variants.
In 2019 BMW will start making a fully electric Mini at its plant on the outskirts of the British city of Oxford, and will start production of a battery electric version of the X3 offroader in 2020.
BMW is increasing the number of factories where it makes the X3 offroader. This year it will start making the X3 in China and South Africa, in addition to Spartanburg in the United States.
BMW has chosen Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) as its partner in China for battery cell production, Krueger said.

Electric Cars May Be Cheaper Than Gas Guzzlers in Seven Years


(Bloomberg) -- Electric cars may be cheaper than their petroleum counterparts by 2025 if the cost of lithium-ion batteries continues to fall.
Some models will cost the same as combustion engines as soon as 2024 and become cheaper the following year, according to a report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. For that to happen, battery pack prices need to fall even as demand for the metals that go into the units continues to rise, the London-based researcher said on Thursday.
The clamor to roll out electric vehicles has grown louder as countries and companies race to clean up smog in their cities and hit ambitious climate goals set by the Paris Agreement. U.K. lawmakers started an inquiry into the market in September, probing the necessary infrastructure and trying to determine whether to bring forward the 2040 deadline to end the sale of gasoline and diesel cars.
With incentives, the U.K. could lower its automotive trade deficit by 5 billion pounds ($7 billion), the Green Alliance reported. The World Wildlife Fund said that phasing out diesel and petrol cars earlier could add an extra 14,000 jobs to the industry. In separate reports this week, both groups urged Britain to bring forward the ban on petroleum-fueled cars to 2030.
China, the world’s biggest polluter, is looking to lead the world in electric-vehicle adoption with the government implementing production quotas aimed at increasing sales. The billionaire founder of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Li Shufu, bought a 7.3 billion euro ($9 billion) stake in Daimler AG last month.
The expected increase in mass manufacturing of lithium-ion storage should help drive battery prices to as low as $70 a kilowatt hour by 2030, BNEF said. Battery packs averaged about $208 a kilowatt hour in 2017, squeezing profit margins and representing some two fifths of the total costs of electric vehicle.
"Electric vehicle sales will continue to ramp up in the coming years but battery prices still need to decline further for real mass market adoption," said Colin McKerracher, transport analyst at BNEF. "If battery material costs keep rising sharply this could push back the crossover point."



Wednesday, 21 March 2018

$84 Billion Worth Of Trapped Lithium

The Mission E Cross Turismo - AFP

By. Ian Jenkins

The electric car revolution is driving a lithium-ion battery boom that could be worth $67 billion by 2022 - as long as a supply crunch doesn't choke it to death. Included in today's commentary: Newmont Mining Corp NEM, +1.47% Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd AEM, +0.88% Pengrowth Energy Corp. PGH, +5.92% Franco-Nevada Corporation FNV, +0.59% Celestica Inc. CLS, +0.58%
Thankfully, International Battery Metals Ltd. (IBAT: RHHNF) is seeking to revolutionize the economics of Lithium extraction.
Traditional solar evaporation technology takes up to 24 months to extract lithium from metal heavy brine. IBAT's incoming CEO John Burba says he can do it in 24 hours.
Not only that - traditional methods only recover 40 percent of the resource. With their new tech, IBAT can achieve lithium extraction rates of over 90 percent.
Elon Musk even offered $325 million to acquire the CEO's previous company - which was based on an earlier version of the advanced technology that IBAT's will use.
A major New York Global Investment Bank valued the same company at 7X that number at $2.5 billion. Fortunately for investors now, the deal was never completed.
That's why we're so interested in the International Battery Metals story.
Here are 5 reasons why you should be paying attention:
  • The Coming Lithium Megaboom.  
  • Game Changing Extraction Tech 
  • An $84 Billion partnership Opportunity 
  • Massive Interest From Tesla Motors 
  • A Veteran Team Of Lithium Pioneers 
The Lithium Megaboom  
We're witnessing an explosion in global demand for Lithium, and supply isn't even close to keeping up. That's why Lithium spot prices have nearly tripled since 2015.
The price per metric ton in Chinese spot markets is up from $6,500 to over $20,000.
Lithium's wild ride is just beginning. Demand for the metal is set to soar in coming years, and we believe that represents a massive investor opportunity.
The global battery market is set to hit $120 billion in less than two years.
Electric car production is expected to increase more than thirtyfold by 2030, hitting 24.4 million in annual vehicle sales - up from under 1 million today.
The Tesla 70kWh Model S battery pack contains 63Kg of lithium, equivalent to the amount of lithium in 10,000 cellphones.
The problem? Production capacity is now at a critical juncture. Unfortunately, recovery of Lithium from brine deposits is a painfully slow process. Traditional solar evaporation technology is an extremely time-intensive process, with a lengthy production cycle that can exceed 18 months. It takes a minimum of 4 years for an average Lithium brine mine to come online-- and another 3-4 years to reach full capacity.
The total investment in new mines will likely range from $350 billion to $750 billion, according to analysts at researcher Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.
Even that won't bring enough capacity online.
Game Changing Lithium Extraction Technology 
International Battery Metals (ibat:RHHNF) will soon have the solution.
The technology that International Battery Metals has contracted to acquire could be a significant key to unlocking $84 billion in lithium brine resources-by making it faster and cheaper to produce.
Lithium is currently produced through a grueling 18-24-month solar evaporation process that entails slowly extracting all other elements from the brine until only lithium remains. The biggest problem with this reality is that the expansion of plants to produce more lithium will be painfully slow and require construction of thousands of acres of new evaporation ponds.
IBAT's soon-to-be-acquired technology is designed to do the opposite, removing evaporation ponds from the equation.
The proven method will reduce extraction times to as little as 24 hours. Better still - it will improve recovery from roughly 40 percent to over 90 percent of all lithium. As inventor and incoming CEO John Burba puts it: "Our tech has such a high specificity for lithium that it can directly take the lithium out. Selective Absorption, the core of our process is the only commercially proven technology that can make this claim".
Instead of going the traditional route of trying to isolate lithium by removing all of those complex ions, the tech removes the Lithium directly.
According to incoming IBAT CEO John Burba, the mastermind of this technology, the process takes the lithium out on a continuous basis.
As the brine goes by, it collects lithium and lets the other impurities continue on and go straight back into the ground. The end-product is a diluted stream of lithium chloride and water that comes out as the brine goes by.
The whole extraction process takes 24 hours, so it would mean the end of 18-24- month residencies. That's a game changer for lithium. Burba says: "Once we have proved our patent pending fourth-generation technology, we will be able to expand production in a fraction of the time it will take for solar evaporation. This ability will be critical to being able to keep up with the expected demand curve for battery grade lithium products".
Unlocking $84 Billion Worth Of Lithium  
Lithium brine deposits are estimated to contain 66 percent of the world's 14 million metric tonnes (MT) of Lithium. That's Lithium worth $84 billion at current prices.
With their soon-to-be acquired extraction breakthrough, International Battery Metals (IBAT: RHHNF) could be the fastest-producing lithium company in the world. Faster means more efficient and cost effective.
While new entrants are struggling with costs, IBAT's technology could put it on cost par with the Big 3 lithium producers-the lowest-cost producers right now. That includes Albemarle Corp, Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile) and FMC.
But, there's a bigger opportunity than just production.
If proved up this technology could be highly disruptive, offering one of the fastest-to- production Lithium brine extraction solutions out there.
That's an enormous opportunity, and the industry is taking notice.
How This Play Was Almost Taken Off The Market 
Investors came very close to missing out John Burba's genius entirely when his previous company was nearly acquired in 2014.  
Tesla Motors will use up the entire world's supply of battery-grade lithium when it hits annual production of 500K Model 3s in its Nevada Gigafactory later in 2018. Elon Musk offered $325 million for Burba's earlier start-up - the lithium extraction company Simbol Materials, in an effort to bolster his supply.
Musk wrote, "this is a compelling opportunity to combine two innovative companies on a mission to advance clean and sustainable energy technologies worldwide."
A New York Global Investment Bank valued Simbol at $2.5 billion.
Fortunately - the deal never closed.
A Veteran Team o f Lithium Pioneers 
Inventor John Burba-a veteran in lithium extraction-is the incoming IBAT (ibat:RHHNF) Chairman and CEO. He's an extraction tech pioneer, and he is bringing a Dream Team of engineering experts to further enhance the new extraction technology that IBAT is acquiring.
IBAT's new to-be-acquired technology is actually based on tech that Burba co-invented and sold in the 1990s when he was a leading technologist at lithium giant FMC.
Burba has since made dramatic advancements on the core technology. This has yielded significant improvements in terms of extraction efficiency, cost and purity.
He's also founder of one gold-mining company Crystallex.
CONCLUSION 
Globally, demand for lithium is skyrocketing. With battery demand forecast to rise 7.7 percent to $120 billion already in 2019, this is a market on the move.
What the world needs right now is plentiful supply of high-grade lithium to power that growth, and it won't wait 12-24 months for evaporating ponds.
With electric vehicles rapidly soaring in popularity, the lithium battery market could be at $46 billion by 2022.
The technology to be acquired by International Battery Metals (IBAT: RHHNF) could be a game changer. It could allow extraction of over 90 percent of the metal from lithium brine continuously with a very small environmental foot print.  
This could be the solution the industry has been waiting for. Other top plays in energy technology and mining: Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE:NEM) Founded over 100 years ago, Newmont Mining Corporation is one of the leading mining companies in the world. The company holds assets in Peru, Australia, Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico, and around the United States. Agnico Eagle Mines LtdAEM, +0.88% Canadian based gold producer, Agnico Eagle Mines, is an especially noteworthy company for investors. Why? Between 1991-2010, the company paid out dividends every year. With operations in Quebec, Mexico, and Finland, the company also is taking place in exploration activities in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Pengrowth Energy Corp. PGH, +5.92% : Another company that looks to have halted its falling stock price and is now preparing to ride the bullish sentiment in oil markets. Having shed a lot of excess weight this year in massive asset selloffs, investors can expect a much leaner and meaner Pengrowth in 2018.Franco-Nevada Corporation FNV, +0.59% specializes in securing precious-metal streams, but the company also works in the oil and gas industry. With key assets in some of North America's most desirable oil and gas plays, including Texas, Oklahoma and Alberta, it is clear that the company has amazing potential in the coming years.
Celestica Inc. CLS, +0.58% is a manufacturer of electrical devices used in IT, telecommunications, healthcare, defense and aerospace industries. The company has seen strong growth YoY which we expect to continue as the sales expectations are almost 3% better than last year's.