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
Electric Vehicles Go High Voltage
The new IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicles 2020-2030" is the most thorough on the subject with 100 categories forecasted by number and market value and many newly-revealed trends and predictions.
Audi opens battery storage unit in Berlin
The storage unit has a capacity of 1.9 MWh and uses used lithium-ion batteries from development vehicles to test various interaction scenarios between electric cars and the power grid. The objective: Intelligent networking to promote the energy transition.
Will Volkswagen Group Succeed in Electric Vehicles?
IDTechEx Research analyses whether or not the VW group can innovate their way through a challenging time and succeed in electric vehicles.
Electric car registrations surpassed 100,000 units in Europe
The European car market registered its seventh consecutive month of decline in March 2019. Ongoing political and economic uncertainty, including lack of clarity around Brexit, alongside consumer preoccupation with diesel bans in cities, meant that overall demand continued to decline.
Audi expands polymer 3D printing in Production
Custom designed and locally printed, auxiliary tools from the 3D printer help employees on the production lines.
Audi reveals AI:ME autonomous vehicle
The Audi AI:ME, offers compact dimensions, a spacious, futuristic interior, and the ability to drive autonomously at level 4. This allows the occupants to do what they like with their time on board.
EU Charges BMW, Daimler and VW with emissions collusion
The European Commission has informed BMW, Daimler and VW (Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche) of its preliminary view that they have breached EU antitrust rules from 2006 to 2014 by colluding to restrict competition on the development of technology to clean the emissions of petrol and diesel passenger cars.