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15 May 2020

DSM and Lightyear Join on Solar Roofs for the Electric Vehicle Market

Lightyear and Royal DSM have signed an agreement to jointly scale the commercialization of Lightyear's unique solar-powered roof for the electric vehicle market. With this solution, both companies aim to accelerate the global adoption of a broad range of electric vehicles.
2 Mar 2020


Royole manufactures flexible displays and sensors. It is best known for producing the world's first commercial foldable smartphone. They are now working on applying their flexible display technology and manufacturing capabilities to multiple applications.
13 Sep 2019


JUST is a food company that uses plant proteins to produce vegan egg and dairy products. JUST is also developing cultured meat products, making it the only company operating in both the plant-based and cultured meat spaces. At the Good Food Conference 2019, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with JUST's head of global communications Andrew Noyes.
20 Feb 2019

Vestas leads break-away group of big four turbine makers

Developers commissioned a little over 45GW of onshore wind turbines globally in 2018 compared with 47GW a year earlier. Just four manufacturers accounted for more than half, or 57%, of the machines deployed: Denmark's Vestas, China's Goldwind, GE Renewable Energy of the US and Spain's Siemens Gamesa.
23 Jan 2019

Highlights of "Future of Mobility Chicago USA" January 22 2019

This one day session with about 40 people was a precursor to the two day Smart Cities international Symposium that directly followed.
7 Jan 2019

How Many Car Makers Will Go Under?

The car makers are headed for trouble. IDTechEx Chairman Dr Peter Harrop discusses why.
4 Nov 2018


Geek+ is a warehouse and logistics robot manufacturer and service provider. It started operations in late 2015.
5 Oct 2018

Electric motorcycle front-runners at the IDTechEx Show!

Ever since the economic crisis, the motorcycle market in the U.S. has stagnated as the industry has struggled to attract younger, more safety-conscious riders. Electrification is the jump-start needed, and is why the likes of Harley Davidson, U.S. motorcycling icon and survivor of the great depression, is looking to re-invent itself by going electric.
24 Aug 2018

Electric two-wheelers: a transition as important as electric cars?

IDTechEx expects growth of electric two-wheelers to accelerate internationally beyond Europe, the U.S. and China in the following years.
17 Aug 2018

5G will change the way to get TV and internet at home

You are probably used to watching a video or listening to the radio via your smartphone, or to be more specific, 4G LTE however 5G technology will revolutionise the way you get TV and internet at home.
26 Jul 2018

Nidec Industrial Solutions world leader in energy storage

Nidec Industrial Solutions has, for the fifth consecutive year, confirmed its standing as the world's leading supplier in the energy storage market.
16 Jul 2018

Computer models could replace animal testing

A study suggests that advanced algorithms working from large chemical databases can predict a new chemical's toxicity better than standard animal tests. The computer-based approach could replace many animal tests commonly used during consumer product testing. It could also evaluate more chemicals than animal testing, a change that could lead to wider safety assessments.
12 Jul 2018

Grids become highly vulnerable

Increasingly violent weather, probably caused by global warming, is increasingly taking down electricity distribution lines and poles and cyberattacks are increasingly taking out electricity, apparently just as trials for major terrorism of this sort.
27 Apr 2018

Smart glass: a rising technology

Smart glass is a family of electrically-active glass technologies capable of darkening at the press of a button to block light and heat entering your building or car (see table below).
17 Jan 2018

UK Power Networks and Open Utility to trial energy trading platform

The UK's largest electricity distribution network, UK Power Networks, has partnered with software company Open Utility to develop and trial a groundbreaking online marketplace for local flexibility that will enable more low carbon energy into people's homes at lower cost.
30 Oct 2017

Mayors of 12 pioneering cities in zero emissions pledge

Mayors of 12 cities commit to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025 and ensure that major areas of their city are zero emission by 2030.
27 Sep 2017

World record for driving on a single charge

Proterra, an innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced it has set a world record for driving the longest distance ever traveled by an electric vehicle on a single charge.
8 Sep 2017

EV clustered charging can be problematic for electrical utilities

Electric utilities are seeking solutions to problems resulting from clustered electric vehicle charging. Electricity generation is not an obstacle, instead it is at the local level, the so called 'the last mile', that the problem occurs.
28 Jul 2017

Huge orders to come for electric buses

Cars are so yesterday. By contrast, the demand for buses will power on up, with no peaking for decades.
22 Jun 2017

Diversification becomes essential for the aerogel industry

The 21st-century commercialisation of the aerogel industry has been extensively discussed, but despite the excitement and huge potential, it is still a long way from plain sailing for the manufacturers.