11 Jan 2021
5M€ For Development of a Hybrid Testing Platform for Ocean Energy
VALID is a 3-year project designed to develop a Hybrid Testing Platform for accelerated testing with methodologies by combining the virtual and physical environment, reducing cost in the product developing process, tackling scaling challenges and lowering uncertainties once fully demonstrated in the ocean.
9 Jul 2020
Skytree is a start-up, headquartered in Amsterdam, Holland who are developing an air purifier which decreases the energy demand from an electric vehicles HVAC system by enabling enhanced re-circulation of air within the car cabin, increasing the vehicles range.
8 Jul 2020
AVL: Reducing Thermal Management Development Costs
AVL is the largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems. At a recent webinar, AVL showcased their ThermoLab solutions for development and testing of vehicle thermal management.
14 Apr 2020
KEYOU suggest that HICE technology can go "12 times as far as vehicles with batteries of the same storage weight", meaning the technology allows the same vehicle payload as diesel engine vehicles and KEYOU suggest their HICE system offers a similar range.
- Short refuelling time for hydrogen systems vs battery charging.
- HICE operational lifetime with maintenance will likely be on a par with diesel engines, which last the lifetime of the vehicle. For battery and fuel cell systems the forecast operational lifetimes are shorter than the usual operational lifetime of the vehicle.
- Positive strategic investors NAGEL and partnerships (DEUTZ, Liebherr Group (unconfirmed), Mammoet.
18 Mar 2020
The Future Powertrain Conference 2020
Highlights from The Future Powertrain Conference 2020 - "Driving the Future"
16 Mar 2020
E-Paper Displays Used in Santorini and Syros
Travellers on Santorini and Syros will benefit from real-time passenger information on solar powered e-paper bus stop displays as a result of smart city projects led by Papercast partner, AMCO Inspired Technologies.
12 Jul 2019
Highlights from VDI's 15th Commercial Vehicles Conference
The Commercial Vehicles International Conference is a biennial event arranged by the Association of German Engineers (VDI). The 15th iteration of this conference was held at the Kongresshaus in Baden-Baden, Germany on the 4th and 5th of June 2019. The conference featured a total of 34 speeches and keynotes, with sessions on Electrification; Vehicle Concepts; Automated Driving; Connectivity; Safety and Smart Logistics.
Companies represented at the conference included: Daimler, MAN, Schaeffler, ZF, WABCO, Robert Bosch, Magna, FlixBus, AVL and Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe.
15 May 2017
Electric Vehicle News from IDTechEx Show! Berlin May 2017
The successful "IDTechEx Show!" in Berlin with nearly 3000 paying delegates, nine parallel conferences, 25 masterclasses and a large exhibition had a huge amount for the electric vehicle enthusiast.
9 May 2017
When electric vehicles crash, what happens to the battery?
Safety, range and costs: these are the three big premises of electromobility. Safety definitely comes first. Lithium-based traction batteries are usually completely enclosed in the battery case and integrated in the vehicle to protect the battery from all conceivable stresses and external influences. This "armour" has an effect on construction, weight, size and overall design of the vehicle.
5 Apr 2017
48V mild hybrid: Greater ambitions now
IDTechEx are at the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Conference in Sindlefingen, Germany where 48V mild hybrids are rightly a strong focus.
20 Jan 2017
FWT joins forces with Papercast
Papercast's distinctive combination of features provides passengers with real-time bus arrival predictions, timetables and other relevant passenger information delivered wirelessly to solar powered e-paper displays at bus stops.
16 Nov 2016
Market forecasts, key powertrains, components for industrial EVs
n this second article on the iVT Electric and Hybrid Industrial Vehicle Technology Symposium November 9-10 in Cologne Germany, we look at powertrains and components being favoured. Because of the large power surges in and out with many of these vehicles, you more often saw supercapacitors compared to on-road vehicles and hybrids remain the preferred option by far.