Research Articles

by Luke Gear

19 Oct 2020

The 24 Million Electric Vehicles of 2020

The IDTechEx market for electric vehicles across land, sea and air will be 24 million unit sales this year, which represents a decline of roughly 19% year on year from the impact of COVID-19.
25 Sep 2020

Autonomous Shuttles: The Future of Last-mile Mobility

Autonomous shuttles could be a key element that connects the public transportation systems to reduce private car ownership in the future. The autonomous shuttle total market size will be over $18 million by 2040, according to IDTechEx's report Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040.
23 Sep 2020

Plugged-in: Huge Demand for Electric Vehicle Charging

IDTechEx estimates the global plug-in electric vehicle (BEV + PHEV) population reached 8.1 million units (including light commercial vehicles) by the end of 2019, supported by roughly five million charging outlets. There will be over 111 million plug-in EVs in-use globally by 2031: a massive driver for the wide-spread deployment of charging infrastructure.
23 Aug 2020

Electric Ships: Battery Behemoths

Electric ships have some of the largest individual batteries of any electric vehicle sector; below is a list of the largest projects IDTechEx have been tracking.
11 Aug 2020

Electric Cars: The Lifeline of the Auto Industry

In the past two decades, the car market has declined twice: first due to the 2008 economic crisis, and then due to falling sales in China. Most recently, the lockdowns implemented to combat the coronavirus pandemic, causing auto-production plants to close globally and a loss of consumer spending will lead to an unprecedented 23% decline in 2020 (IDTechEx prediction).
05 May 2020

The Challenges Ahead for Electric Leisure Boating

This article highlights some of the key challenges remaining to bring electric leisure boats into the mainstream which are covered in more detail in the popular report "Electric Leisure & Sea-going Boats and Ships 2021-2040" recently updated by IDTechEx.
31 Mar 2020

Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles and Fleets 2021-2031

Forecasts from IDTechEx report "Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles and Fleets 2021-2031"
27 Mar 2020

Why Batteries are Essential for the Maritime Sector

In 2020 vessel owners have had to deal with an 'emissions control world' for the first time. Unlike most other mobility sectors, which predominantly tend to switch partly or completely to a traction battery in order to meet emissions targets, a mixture of solutions have a role to play for boats and ships.
26 Mar 2020

Rising Copper Demand in an Evolving Electric Traction Motor Industry

As part of research commissioned by the International Copper Association (ICA) IDTechEx outlines which electric traction motor technologies are winning in electric cars, with a view to how this will impact overall copper demand by 2030.
15 Nov 2019

India Poised to Become a Major Player in the EV Arena

IDTechEx Analysts review the future of Energy Storage and Electric Vehicles in India. Find out more at the upcoming Business & Technology Insight Forums On Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage, 3 - 4 December 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany, hosted by IDTechEx.
18 Oct 2019

Rivian Overblown?

Those desperate to invest in "The next Tesla" continue to pile into start-up Rivian, the latest $350 million coming from a media company. That takes investment up to the $2 billion level familiar at Tesla.
12 Aug 2019

Promising Future for Residential Energy Storage

Since 2013, the global residential energy storage market has been dominated by Germany, but the country may be dethroned soon as promising new residential energy storage markets gather momentum.