Research Articles

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

Air Taxis Will Utilize Next-Generation Batteries and Motors

Electrical Vertical Take-off and Landing aircraft (eVTOL) are moving from science fiction to reality, enabled by rapid advancements in electric motor, battery, and computing technology, the new report from IDTechEx, "Air Taxis: Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing Aircraft 2021-2041", finds.
12 Apr 2021

Big Gains for Low-loss Materials in the 5G Market

The emphasis on low-loss materials in 5G has already started to take effect.
09 Apr 2021

Antimicrobial Technologies - How Do They Work?

Antimicrobial technologies such as coatings and textiles containing silver and copper are helping people during the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring that whatever they touch, whether that is a door handle or their own mask, is free from live SARS-CoV-2 particles. But how exactly do these antimicrobial technologies work?
08 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.
06 Apr 2021

Volkswagen's Long-term, High-Manganese Cathode Strategy

In this article IDTechEx provides commentary on the reference during Volkswagen's recent Power Day to their long-term strategy of employing high-manganese cathodes for their 'volume segment'. What does 'high-manganese' refer to, and how do they compare to other cathode materials?
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06 Apr 2021

Cell and Pack Material Trends for EV Batteries & How to Forecast Them

Join the IDTechEx webinar Thursday 8 April 2021 - Key recent trends in battery cell and pack design; How this impacts the relevant materials markets; and the IDTechEx scenario forecasting tool demonstration
01 Apr 2021

Electrolyzers are the First Step Toward Green Hydrogen Production

The strong potential of hydrogen is driven by the fact that it is impossible to electrify some of the most polluting sectors, including the steel, ammonia, and glass industries. In these sectors, hydrogen will be produced from renewable energy employing electrolyzer systems.
30 Mar 2021

Reversing the Move to Cities

While technologies are emerging for cities to be independent in food, water and energy, safe and pleasant, progress is mostly poor and global warming threatens migrants overwhelming cities. By all means, let us see the smart city advances take place that are in the IDTechEx report, "Smart Cities Market 2021-2041: Energy, Food, Water, Materials, Transportation Forecasts", but it would be prudent to try to reverse the move to cities that the UN and others see resulting in 70-80% of us in them by 2050.
29 Mar 2021

Low-cost Flexible Displays Poised for Growth

As increasing numbers of devices gain electronic functionality, many new applications will require some sort of display. This growth in functional, wirelessly connected devices is an exciting technological transition that could radically reshape how we interact with previously inanimate objects.
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26 Mar 2021

Join the Upcoming Webinar on Green Hydrogen Production Systems

Thursday 15 April 2021 - Green Hydrogen Production Systems: Future Development of the Hydrogen Industry. Understanding of the hydrogen economy concept: characteristics and problematics; Technical analysis of the major electrolyser technologies; and Future evolution of hydrogen market.
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26 Mar 2021

Preparing for Take-Off: Electric Vertical Take-off & Landing Air Taxis

Join the IDTechEx webinar Wednesday 31 March 2021 - An introduction to urban air mobility and air taxi services; The basics of eVTOL aircraft design architectures; Background into ongoing eVTOL projects for passenger transportation; and much more!