Extracted from World Platinum Investment Council:
An overview of the report:
This article tackles investors’ concern on the negative impact that powertrain electrification would have on platinum demand. Recently, an announcement was made for the Ultra Low Emission Zone in London. This is a plan set to ban sales of new diesel and petrol cars by 2040 to reduce air pollution.
Excerpt from Platinum Perspectives July 2017:
We believe the market is overestimating the negative impact of powertrain electrification (moving to EVs) on platinum demand. We explain why EVs represent only a limited risk to platinum demand (even excluding potential demand upside from Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, or FCEVs).
Market assumption:EVs don’t contain platinum. Some market participants confuse EVs and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs). For example, Volvo’s announcement that it would be producing only ‘electric’ cars post 2019 was significantly misinterpreted by many press sources.
Our view: In fact; Volvo committed to producing only cars that have an electric motor. This will include five new BEVs, the balance being hybrids, which can have gasoline or diesel internal combustion engines, and require platinum group metals (PGMs). Given mild hybrids are expected to gain significant market share, it is likely that most of Volvo’s cars will contain PGMs, post 2019 and in the foreseeable years to come. Different types of EVs have significantly different effects on platinum demand.
Conclusion – most EVs contain PGMs. “Electrification” (e.g. as defined by Volvo) may not have a negative effect on platinum demand. Diesel share is more important; our June 2017 Platinum Perspectives explains why we believe diesel share may be higher for longer.
Full credits to World Platinum Investment Council for the Platinum Perspective July 2017 Report.
We are thrilled to announce that GoldSilver Central will be moving to a new retail-office location at 03 Pickering Street #01-15/16 Nankin Row Singapore 048660 in early September 2017.
*Update*: Our moving day is on 16 September 2017 and the office will be closed on Saturday.
For the past 5 years, our old office in China Square Central has served us extremely well. It supported us through our first tradeshow, the expansion of our team and many, many more milestones.
But, we have to keep up with the growing needs of our team and our customers – which mainly led us to the decision of relocating. We know we want to serve you better.
LOCATION FIGURE 1 & 2
GoldSilver Central’s new physical location features a retail storefront for our physical Gold, Silver and Platinum coins and bars collection. In addition, we will be displaying products from our latest venture: GSC Numismatics.
We are not far away from our old office, just a 5 minutes walk down China Street!
Directions to GSC NEW OFFICE from China Square Central
- Exit CHINA SQUARE CENTRAL from the TAXI STAND and walk towards the roundabout drop off point (it will be on your left).
- Turn left passing by the roundabout drop off point and walk to the shophouses. You should pass by the basement carpark entrance. CLUB MEATBALL will be right in front (shophouse at the corner).
- Walk onto CHINA STREET. Walk all the way straight – You will pass by SUSHI TEI (on your left), YA KUN (opposite) and 7-ELEVEN (on your left).
- At the corner of the shophouses before GREAT EASTERN BUILDING, turn Left. (Carpark Entrance will be on your right)
- You have reached our new office!
Our new address is 03 Pickering Street #01-15/16 Nankin Row Singapore 048660.