22 Apr 2021
The Key Technologies for Winning the Fight Against Climate Change
Each year, April 22nd marks Earth Day, a worldwide event that aims to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement. To mark Earth Day 2021, here are some of the technologies that IDTechEx believes will be instrumental in winning the fight against climate change.
13 Apr 2021
Large Market for Downhill Electric Vehicles
In Switzerland monster trucks carry ore down from mountainside quarries, the regenerative braking creating almost enough energy to get the empty truck back up again. The latest forestry example is carrying trees down from the mountains of Canada.
13 Apr 2021
New EV Record, Battle for Second Place, AutoMotive Electric Car Count
March 2021 saw the highest number of new electric vehicles registered in the UK in a single month. This March's registrations saw a significant increase compared to the previous years.
9 Apr 2021
Nexperia: GaN for EV Power Electronics
SiC has been shown as an alternative to Si in electric vehicle power electronics, especially for high voltage applications. At a recent webinar, Nexperia detailed their GaN technology for on-board chargers, DC/DC converters and traction inverters.
8 Apr 2021
Many Routes to 1000 Mile Battery Vehicles
It is easy to make 1000-mile battery-electric vehicles, and the effect on market uptake will be profound.
23 Mar 2021
A Role for High-Manganese Cathodes: Analysis of Volkswagen's Power Day
On March 15th 2021, Volkswagen held a Tesla-like event, Power Day, outlining their strategy and technology roadmap for their shift toward electric vehicles (EVs). This premium article will focus specifically on VW's long-term strategy to make use of high-manganese cathodes, delving into what is meant by 'high-manganese cathodes', how they compare to other cathode materials with regards to performance and cost, and the commercial activity and opportunity they hold.
22 Mar 2021
6G Communication Myths
6G Communications will become one of the largest technology investments. It is currently in the healthy first stage of promising everything to widely deploy some in 2030. Even at this early stage, some myths are emerging.
19 Mar 2021
Lucid Motors is getting closer to the release of the 'Lucid Air' - a 924V premium sedan with impressive custom-built components.
19 Mar 2021
800V Electric Vehicles Revisited
IDTechEx explores the trend towards high voltage vehicles from premium carmakers, and how this compares with Tesla's strategy.
19 Mar 2021
As part of the VW Group, Audi is also making a strong push towards electrification. Their first battery electric vehicles have been successful and many more models are expected by 2025.
16 Mar 2021
Market for eVTOL Air Taxis to Grow to $14.7 Billion by 2041
Air taxis and flying cars are easy to hype but IDTechEx's new report on the subject is not that hype. This independent research into electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for passenger transport reflects the reality of the eVTOL market at this early stage of its development.
16 Mar 2021
Community of 3D Printed Zero Net Energy Homes in California
Palari Group and Mighty Buildings have secured a site and commenced development of the world's first community of 3D-printed zero net energy homes located in Rancho Mirage, California.
16 Mar 2021
Living Lab of 200 Real World Smart Homes for Testing Electric Vehicles
Innovative companies developing smart home products or services that incorporate electric vehicle charging will benefit from a new offering in Energy Systems Catapult's real-world test environment - the Living Lab.
10 Mar 2021
Magnax is a leader in yokeless axial-flux motor development with an innovative design that can achieve power densities of up to 4x and 2x more than radial and yoked axial flux motors, respectively and a peak efficiency comparable with state-of-the-art radial flux PM motors. IDTechEx caught up with CCO and cofounder Daan Moreels about the company's exciting plans to enter production.
7 Mar 2021
Romeo Power (Romeo Systems) are a US-based Li-ion battery pack manufacturer targeting medium and heavy-duty vehicle segments.
4 Mar 2021
Work Starts on Second UK Project Using Tesla Megapack Battery
The 34 MW / 68 MWh Contego project near Burgess Hill in West Sussex, United Kingdom, will be one of the largest battery energy storage developments in the UK, with a system of 28 Tesla Megapack lithium-ion batteries, using Tesla's Autobidder AI software for real-time trading and control. Due to be completed in June 2021 and operational soon after, it is part of a strategic energy storage pipeline to be launched globally by FRV.
1 Mar 2021
Dr James Edmondson interviewed Xerotech to discuss their modular and scalable battery packs for the off-road electric vehicle segments.
19 Feb 2021
6G Communications Trillion Dollar Opportunity
Phone systems change every ten years. 5G communications is now rolling out worldwide. It is time to plan 6G communications for 2030! Although little is decided - not even the frequency - much can be said about the extremely ambitious 6G objectives and challenges. This article gives the IDTechEx appraisal of 6G communications 2021-2041.
17 Feb 2021
Tesla's Innovative Power Electronics: The Silicon Carbide Inverter
Like the Beatles in the 60s, Tesla has arguably achieved the feat of being simultaneously the best and most popular at what they do. As the IDTechEx report "Electric Vehicles: Land, Sea & Air 2021-2041" discusses, Tesla enters a new market and quickly becomes the top-selling electric vehicle maker. In this article, we focus on Tesla's innovations in the field of power electronics and some of the new materials opportunities being created.