TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp's truck-making arm is adding artificial intelligence to large diesel-electric hybrids to improve fuel efficiency, at a time when rivals are focusing on all-battery-powered models in an era of tighter emissions rules.
The demand for metals—such as lithium, cobalt and nickel—means that there is only one way to feed an electrifying world: higher prices. Lithium prices have soared since 2015 and in early 2017, the industry recognized that there will soon be shortages of cobalt.
SBTV's latest guest is Ronald Stoeferle, Managing Partner at Incrementum AG. He is the co-author of the In Gold We Trust report. In this interview, Ronald highlights three turning tides in the global monetary order that is already happening now and will have profound impact globally in the years ahead.