QMC Welcomes Canada's New EV Mandate

QMC Quantum Minerals Corp., (TSXV: QMC) (FSE: 3LQ) (OTC Pink: QMCQF) ("QMC" or "the Company") praises the Canadian Government's new Electric Vehicle Availability Standard ("EV Mandate") announced on December 19. The EV mandate revealed by Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will gradually increase the number of zero-emission vehicles ("ZEVs") until they account for 100% of new car sales in 2035, thereby eliminating the sale of conventional internal combustion vehicles in Canada. The Canadian Federal Government will also invest $1.2 billion to build 84,500 chargers across the country by 2029, expanding the infrastructure. Automotive and battery manufacturers, such as Northvolt, Volkswagen and Stellantis, have already invested more than $34 billion toward establishing a battery supply chain in Canada.

With the need to supply lithium, copper and other critical minerals to meet battery and automotive manufacturing needs, the Company is strategically positioned to supply material from its Irgon Lithium Mine, Rocky Lake and Rocky-Namew Lake projects.


Historic Resource: Between 1953 and 1954, the Lithium Corporation of Canada Limited ("LCOC") reported a historical resource estimate on the Irgon Dike of 1.2 million tons grading 1.51% Li20 over a strike length of 365 metres and to a depth of 213 metres. This historical resource is documented in a 1956 Assessment Report by B. B. Bannatyne for LCOC (Manitoba Assessment Report No. 94932). This historical resource estimate is believed to be based on reasonable assumptions and both the Company and QP has no reason to contest the document's relevance and reliability.

Existing Underground Development: During 1956/1957 a complete mining plant was installed, and since removed, on site designed to process 500 tons of ore per day and a three-compartment shaft was sunk to a depth of 74 metres. On the 61-metre level, lateral development was extended off the shaft for a total of 366 metres of drifting from which six crosscuts transected the dike.

Excellent Historic Recoveries: Historic metallurgical tests reported an 87% recovery from which a concentrate averaging 5.9% Li2O was obtained.

Excellent Local Infrastructure: The Irgon Property is transected by Manitoba Highway 314 with access to hydro, water, nearby rail head and is located only 20 kilometres north of the Sinomine Rare Metal Resources Group's TANCO Mine which is currently mining spodumene and producing a lithium concentrate on site.

Pending NI 43-101 Report: A NI 43-101 technical report is nearing completion which will update the historical lithium resource to current NI 43-101 standards.

The mineral reserve cited above is presented as a historical estimate and uses historical terminology which does not conform to current NI43-101 standards. A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves. Although the historical estimates are believed to be based on reasonable assumptions, they were calculated prior to the implementation of National Instrument 43-101. These historical estimates do not meet current standards as defined under sections 1.2 and 1.3 of NI 43-101; consequently, the issuer is not treating the historical estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves.

Qualified Person and NI 43-101 Disclosure

The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Daniel Leroux, P. Geo. who is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

About the Company

QMC is a British Columbia-based company engaged in the business of acquisition, exploration and development of resource properties. Its objective is to locate and develop precious, base and rare metal resource properties of merit. The Company's properties include the Irgon Lithium Mine Project and two VMS properties, the Rocky Lake and Rocky-Namew, known collectively as the Namew Lake District Project. Currently, all of the company's properties are located in Manitoba.

Grace Removals Welcomes First Electric Truck

Grace Removals is one of Australia's longest established businesses whose roots trace back to the iconic Grace Bros retail and home services empire founded in 1885. The company evolved to become Australia's largest provider of household removals and business relocation services.

This month, Grace has taken a significant step towards its commitment to environmental sustainability by introducing Australia's fully electric removals truck to its household moving vehicle fleet.

The new electric vehicle symbolises Grace's dedication to reducing its carbon footprint and leading the way in eco-friendly practices within the removals sector. By harnessing the advancements in electric vehicle technology, Grace Removals is not only streamlining its operations but also contributing to a cleaner, greener future.

"We are incredibly proud to be at the forefront of this exciting transition," says Craig Page, Managing Director of the Grace Group of companies. "Our new electric truck represents a significant milestone in our ongoing journey towards sustainable operations. It's more than just a new vehicle; it's our commitment to our clients and the planet."

The electric removals truck boasts impressive features that enhance operational efficiency while reducing environmental impact. With its long-range capabilities, the vehicle is perfectly suited for the busy schedules of Grace Removals, ensuring seamless, uninterrupted service across the Sydney metropolitan area.

The arrival of the first electric removals truck marks the beginning of Grace's comprehensive plan to introduce electric trucks and small vans, complemented by high-capacity solar generated charging infrastructure across all its capital city branch locations throughout Australia within the next two years.

Grace Removals' transition to electric vehicles aligns with the global trend towards sustainable transportation. The electric truck market is projected to expand to 2.8 million by 2030, according to the Global Electric Vehicle Outlook 2022. Grace is proud to be part of this transformative movement, demonstrating its leadership in adopting innovative, environmentally friendly technology.

With more than 38,000 moves each year, Grace Removals is Australia's largest removalist with more than 30 branches operating in every state and territory. Grace has continued to provide generations of Australian households and businesses with high quality moving services across Australia and overseas for over 100 years.

Subaru Motorsports USA Unveils All-New WRX Rally Car

Subaru Motorsports USA today reveals the all-new WRX rally car for competition in the Open 4WD class of the American Rally Association (ARA) Championship. The #180 team of driver Brandon Semenuk and co-driver Keaton Williams will pilot the car in its racing debut at Ojibwe Forests Rally on August 24-25. It was also announced today that extreme sport legend Travis Pastrana will join in a second car in the 2024 ARA season.

For an in-depth look at the all-new WRX rally car, be sure to keep an eye on the Subaru YouTube channel for "Next Stage," a six-episode miniseries giving a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at the 18-month process of designing, building, and testing the new car. The first episode of "Next Stage" will go live Wednesday, August 9th.

Built for competition by technical partner Vermont SportsCar, the new rally car has been engineered from the inside out for maximum performance under current ARA Open 4WD specifications and regulations. Starting with WRX number 1 – the very first current-generation Subaru WRX sold in the US – the new car was designed, built, and tested over a period of 18 months before its debut today. It is powered by a custom-built turbocharged and intercooled 2.0-liter 4-cylinder boxer engine that meets the requirements of its class, including a mandated 33mm restrictor and 22psi boost limit. To spec, the engine produces 320hp and 380 lb-ft. of torque, while a SADEV six-speed close-ratio transmission sends the power to all four wheels. Springs and dampers are from R53 Suspension, working with VSC-designed crossmembers, links, and hubs to manage wheel movement on any surface the Yokohama 15-inch ADVAN A053 gravel rally tires encounter.

Much of the development of the new car focuses on the safety of the driver and co-driver, starting with a fully seam-welded body shell and an FIA/USAC-spec roll cage constructed from T45 steel. The stock WRX gas tank is replaced by an 82-liter Kevlar fuel cell, and Sparco ADV Prime competition seats feature HANS (Head and Neck Restraint System) devices, a self-extinguishing fabric liner and FIA approved energy absorbing padding.

The carbon fiber widebody was designed from a blank sheet with the latest ARA aerodynamics ruleset in mind, with a giant carbon-fiber rear wing that is nearly as eye-catching as the car's matte WR Blue Pearl and livery reminiscent of classic Subaru rally cars. With new ARA regulations attracting more competition, there is every chance that rally racing could be on the upswing in the United States. Fans should look forward to this awesome new WRX rally car leading the way as Subaru Motorsports USA and Vermont SportsCar enter this new era.

Driver Quotes

Travis Pastrana: "So excited about the 2024 ARA rally championship. The new Subaru platform is amazing and the chance to battle again with two-time and defending champion Brandon Semenuk is going to be so much fun. When Brandon joined the team, I was the veteran. But the tables have turned and I'm looking forward to learning a lot and hopefully getting back to the top. I've only been away from the sport for a year but a lot has changed and I'm ready for the new challenge."

Brandon Semenuk: "The release of the new car will bring an exciting future along with it. This platform has been completely reengineered and the car looks and feels more dynamic, which will translate to an even better show for the fans! We will also have Travis coming back to the championship next season, which I'm looking forward to. Not only is it more fun having a teammate, but you learn so much more with a two-car team and this will be important for the ongoing development of the platform."

Macfox Launches New Electric Bicycles

Macfox, a brand known for its fat tyre electric bikes has launched a new range of electric bicycles with higher playability and DIY attributes. The market for electric bikes has witnessed a massive surge in activity over the last few years, with the demand growing exponentially. And amongst the various market players, Macfox has emerged as the true leader, offering the best fat tire electric bikes to enthusiasts across the United States and Canada. Macfox has redesigned the conventional style and brings a rather unconventional punk style to the market with enhanced playability and DIY (Do It Yourself) attributes.

Based in Garland, TX, USA, Macfox presently offers three electric bikes, Macfox-X1 (priced between $999 and $1497), Macfox-X2 (priced between $1799 and $2397), and Macfox-M20X (priced at $999). Besides, Macfox has several useful accessories available on the official website, including e-bike pedals, battery chargers, tires, and double seats. Users will also find several customization options to enhance the playability and usability of e-bikes further. It includes a taillight, storage bag, headlight, and batteries (both 15.6 Ah and 10.4 Ah). So, in all, Macfox intends to be the one-stop destination for all electric bicycle requirements, be it the actual e-bike or the accessories. And it has done that well so far.

Why choose Macfox?

With 24x7 support, Macfox is genuinely dedicated to customers and ensures their complete satisfaction. Their products are best-in-class with top-notch quality and are meant to last. Customers who purchased Macfox e-bikes haven’t reported issues and are truly amazed by the quality, durability, and comfort.

Macfox also offers a high range that allows riders to cover longer distances on a single charge. The high-powered motor allows navigating through difficult terrain with ease, and the more robust and optimally designed body minimizes accidents and damage. Macfox is, in all, a complete package for riders looking to go with an e-bike designed for both cities and hilly terrains.

The dedicated Blogs and News section on the official website aids riders in identifying the best practices and understanding how to get the best from their e-bikes. It also helps keep the community engaged and draw more people. Besides, one will find information about the latest discounts and offers on Macfox products to get the best deal. The blogs section also serves as a space for users to share their personal experiences with Macfox e-bikes, and it’s truly a great read! This not just acts as a platform to put forth personal experiences but also helps others figure out what works best in different situations.

Macfox provides free shipping across 48 states in the United States for orders above $99. The ones priced lower will attract a small fee of $9.99. While for Canada, there’s a $150 shipping cost levied on all orders, irrespective of their value.

The best part of Macfox e-bikes and accessories is that the listed prices are inclusive of taxes, and no additional charges are added once users proceed to the payment. So, whatever price is listed on the website will be charged for the order. No hidden costs whatsoever!

Macfox has made electric bikes fun with better usability, enhanced power and performance, the ability to customize, longer run time, and added DIY attributes. For those who haven’t yet, do check out Macfox’s collection of e-bikes, accessories, and customizations, and place an order today!

To find out more about Macfox, visit the official website: https://macfoxbike.com/