Audi Invests Around EUR100 Million in Charging Infrastructure
On its journey to becoming a provider of entirely CO2-neutral premium mobility, Audi is making excellent progress at its own sites. By the middle of 2022, Audi will equip one in ten parking spaces with a possibility to charge electric cars, most of which will be accessible to the public.
Electric Vehicles: A Look Back at 2019
Few of the giant car makers have shown urgency in transitioning away from the internal combustion engine. What's more, the automotive market is set to decline once again in 2019 whilst electrifying newcomers made huge gains in front of sleeping incumbents' noses. Although a large fraction of this is orders (not deliveries), if OEMs do not wake up now, they never will.
Pirelli Developing Tyres to Interact with 5G Network
Pirelli is the first tyre company in the world to transmit information detected by intelligent tyres regarding the road surface via the 5G network.
IONITY builds high-power, fast-charging network for electric vehicles along major highways to facilitate long-distance travel across Europe.
Audi to Spend €12 Billion Solely for Electric Mobility
AUDI AG has planned a total amount of approximately €37 billion for research and development expenditure and investment in property, plant and equipment over the next five years. Against the backdrop of its roadmap towards electrification, Audi is planning upfront expenditure of €12 billion solely for electric mobility - more than ever before.
Solvay Specialty Polymers
Solvay Specialty Polymers produce over 1500 products across 35 brands of high-performance polymers. In addition to providing for a large range of applications, Solvay have products that have the potential to be used in electric vehicles, a market that they are very interested about getting involved with.
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.
Rivian is an American automaker and automotive technology company with over 1000 staff. Founded in 2009, the company develops vehicles, products and services related to sustainable transportation.
Tritium opens state-of-the-art innovation and customer-focused R&D
Tritium has opened the doors of a new facility in Los Angeles which will enable the company to increase production to cater for a growing sales pipeline in the Americas region.
ZVISION Technologies offer lidar modules. IDTechEx interviewed Dr Tuo Shi from ZVISION in May 2019. Shi is the Co-Founder and CEO of ZVISION, and is based in China.
Luminar Technologies offer lidar modules.
An OLED pilot line introduces itself: From PI-SCALE to LYTEUS
Together with their industrial partners, the institutes were able to achieve unique results, create and manufacture fascinating prototypes based on the flexible OLED technology.
Mercedes-Benz EQV: first fully-electric premium MPV
The series version of the Mercedes-Benz EQV is celebrating its debut. The next member of the Mercedes EQ family combines emissions-free mobility with impressive driving abilities, high functionality and aesthetic design as the first fully-electric premium MPV from Mercedes-Benz.
Electric Car Tipping Point Will Delight and Destroy
It is nonsense to forecast pure electric cars costing the same as traditional ones, then life continuing much as usual. The up-front price of pure electric cars will be dropping below that of internal combustion engine ones around 2025. The fundamentals are now clear. Short range electric cars will continue to sell badly because of range and financial anxiety: their resale value after three years can be down 80%. 200 miles/ 320 km is the tipping point where resale value can be only 40% down on purchase price. See the IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicles 2020-2030" for the full picture of 100 categories of electric vehicle EV by land, water and air.
Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen AG)
We examine the past, present and future position of VW Group in the EV business using various sources including pronouncements by those at the top of the company in mid 2019 and test some of its assumptions.
Lightyear One vs Tesla Model 3
New solar car assessed: needs, uniques, competition.
Pure electric Killing Plug in Hybrids
This is a more informative version of an article we have published recently. Read on to find out more about how Car manufacturers are issuing a flood of plug-in hybrid cars.
Solar Car Update - June 2019
A quick take on solar cars and some important news items on the subject
Here Come 800 Volt EVs: Six Companies
An analysis of the big six companies working in 800V EV