18 Feb 2022
Jaguar Land Rover Announces Partnership with NVIDIA
Jaguar Land Rover has formed a multi-year strategic partnership with NVIDIA to jointly develop and deliver next-generation automated driving systems plus AI-enabled services and experiences for its customers.
16 Feb 2021
Jaguar Cars All-Electric by 2025 as JLR Announce Zero-Emission Plans
Jaguar are set to to become an all-electric brand by 2025 as part of a new global strategy announced by Jaguar Land Rover this week. This strategy will also see all Jaguar and Land Rover nameplates to be available as pure-electric by 2030 with the aim of achieving net zero carbon emissions across their entire supply chain, products and operations by 2039.
4 Feb 2020
Hanergy Collapse: Significance for EV and Photovoltaic Industry
Hanergy is a large Chinese company. In past years, it has been in trouble for allegedly false accounting but it has been a global leader in flexible and thin film photovoltaics including GaAs and copper indium gallium diselenide CIGS and it has its own advanced silicon photovoltaics PV.
21 Jun 2019
Exclusive agreement to initially focus on driverless mobility services
Groupe Renault, Nissan Motor Co., and Waymo have entered into an exclusive agreement for an initial period to explore all aspects of driverless mobility services for passengers and deliveries in France and Japan.
4 Jun 2019
Solar Car Update - June 2019
A quick take on solar cars and some important news items on the subject
29 May 2019
A Solid Future: New Opportunities enabled by Solid State Batteries
Solid state batteries have been considered as the avenue to the next generation energy storage solutions. According to IDTechEx's research "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2019-2029: Technology, Patents, Forecasts, Players" www.idtechex.com/solid.
19 Nov 2018
Electric Vehicle Futures at the IDTechEx Show! Silicon Valley
Many new electric vehicles were on display at the IDTechEx Show! on November 14-15 in Santa Clara, but that was the tip of the iceberg. The event had a hidden message; the future enabling technologies for electric vehicles (EVs) from buses to cars to mining vehicles.
1 Aug 2018
Hanergy and Bollore Group to build solar electric vehicles
Hanergy Holding Group subsidiary, Donghan New Energy Automotive Technology inked a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Bluecar, a subsidiary of France's Bollore Group to mark the beginning of new era in the field of solar electric vehicles.
4 Apr 2017
Solid-state electrolytes and the quest for a safer battery
2016 was the year of Li-ion batteries' silver jubilee, a coming of age that has not been hassle-free, as Samsung's Firegate showed us. This year might mark the first significant switch to new materials in the electrolyte compartment, with both large and small companies trying to bring inorganic and polymer electrolytes to commercial fruition.
20 Mar 2017
Dr Lorenzo Grande spoke to Thierry Baert and Thomas Mathivet from Solvay. They are expanding their battery material portfolio by developing gel polymer electrolytes that are based on their proprietary PVDF binders.
3 Nov 2016
Solid-state batteries to the rescue - better, longer-lasting
In 2016, Li-ion batteries celebrated their silver jubilee, i.e. they have been on the market, virtually unchanged, for the last 25 years. While this anniversary marks and underscores their worldwide success and diffusion in consumer electronics and, more recently, electric vehicles, the underlying technology begins to show its limitations in terms of safety, performance, form factor, and cost.
2 Nov 2016
Inorganic and polymer electrolytes: what chemistries are out there
In this article, analyst Lorenzo Grande looks at the available chemistries both in terms of inorganic and polymer electrolytes, with mentions of which company is working on which technology. A watch list is also provided that includes companies worth keeping an eye on in the solid battery space.
6 Jun 2016
Hydro Quebec is a Canadian company developing lithium metal sheets for lithium metal batteries. They can manufacture said sheets down to 20 micron thickness.
3 Jun 2016
Blue Solutions is a French company that produces Li-ion batteries that employ a lithium metal anode and a polymer electrolyte. These rechargeable batteries are used in Bolloré's Bluecar, an electric microcar with a 250 km driving range.
14 Dec 2015
Citroen announces electric e-Mehari
The E-MEHARI features advanced technology. It is an all-electric vehicle with battery technology based on the expertise of France's Bolloré Group.