20 Dec 2019
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.
13 Nov 2019
Collaboration to Increase Endurance of Future Bye Aerospace eAircraft
OXIS Energy and Bye Aerospace have begun a 12-month collaborative programme that seeks to achieve a 50% to 100% increase in flight time from a single charge on future Bye Aerospace eAircraft.
25 Oct 2019
Race for 1000 km Electric Vehicles
Range sells electric cars. Long range ones sell in 100 times the numbers and have three times the resale value. In this article Dr Peter Harrop discusses the future of electric vehicles capable of 1000km range.
9 Aug 2019
Death of internal combustion: 1000 kilometers EV range
Electric aircraft have got there. Cars next. With no road resistance, the best electric aircraft, the Bye Aerospace eFlyer, achieves 1000km with its solar wing option. This range will be the final nail in the coffin of internal combustion cars. It is longer than some of them offer. With gasoline stations shutting down, guess who then gets range anxiety! See the IDTechEx reports, "Electric Vehicles 2020-2030" forecasting premium solar cars, mainstream solar cars and 98 other EV categories: unique detail. See also the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft 2020-2030".
9 Aug 2019
Manned Electric Aircraft: IDTechEx says Walk Before You Run
In the new IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft 2020-2030" the analyst praises manufacturers such as Bye Aerospace for "walking before they try to run". Like Tesla with cars, they started with two-seater pure-electric vehicles and progressed to four - in this case, fixed-wing aircraft. Sales of these as air taxis and pilot trainers are booming with Bye alone attracting $165 million in business in about one year.
20 Jun 2019
Small Electric Aircraft Bring the Future of Aviation
It is easy to say that, although small electric aircraft are at last selling, they are a negligible part of the overall aircraft market. Mistake. They will work up from the bottom to be mainstream. Airbus, Boeing and Rolls Royce know this, but many others are sleeping through the future. Some of the successes are from small companies.
14 Jun 2019
Expect seven-times the air traffic in 2050 increasing greenhouse gas X4 unless something radical happens. Elon Musk has made interesting statements about electric aircraft over the years. His Tesla will survive and prosper: if Tesla investors stop investing the Chinese will snap it up. Either way, somewhere down its list of priorities will be reinventing pure electric aircraft, so what does Tesla bring to the table?
11 Jun 2019
How We Shall Cope with a Shortage of Lithium-ion Batteries
At some stage in the next ten year, there is likely to be a shortage of lithium-ion batteries. Included in this article are possible reasons and proposed solutions.
7 Jun 2019
Electric Light Aircraft Order Rush: Deeply Significant
Not long ago it was just dreams. Small internal-combustion aircraft provide taxi services, serve the declining market for private flying and a few other needs. Some are over 30 years old because total cost of ownership is an issue. Designing electric replacements seemed like entering a dust bowl.
4 Jun 2019
Local Pollution Much More Dangerous than Realised
Global warming has something like a consensus on action, with tightening carbon dioxide emissions laws to 2030, read on to find out IDTechEx take on it.
23 Aug 2018
Solar electric StratoAirNet prototype completes first flight
Bye Aerospace announced the successful completion of the first flight of the solar electric technology demonstrator prototype for its "StratoAirNet" and "Solesa" families of medium-altitude aircraft systems.
8 Mar 2018
Disrupting an industry: Electric propulsion aeroplanes
Dr Peter Harrop, IDTechEx Chairman interviews George Bye, CEO of Sun Flyer at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2017.
20 Nov 2017
Off Grid Goes Mega
The decline in off grid electricity production as a percentage of all electricity production is being reversed. Savvy industrialists are onto this.
27 Oct 2017
Electric Vehicles: Full 1.5 trillion dollar picture at last
The "IDTechEx Show!" November 15-16 in Santa Clara, California brings the electric vehicle picture alive showing the Terrafugia flying car, a presentation by the most admired manufacturer of single propeller electric aircraft Bye Aerospace and a California State University talk on biomimetic aircraft.
7 Apr 2017
Manned Electric Aircraft: Progress and Potential
Recently, there has been a sharp increase in development activity with electric aircraft, as examined in the new report from IDTechEx Research, Manned Electric Aircraft 2017-2027.
3 Nov 2016
Silicon valley: doctor heal thyself
Silicon Valley in California spawns the awesome giants that hold the future in their hands but they cannot solve their traffic problem.
26 Jul 2016
Who will win the battery gigafactory race?
Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman of analysts IDTechEx, was interviewed on 27 July by BBC Television World News in a live program transmitted worldwide speaking on the new Tesla gigafactory.