BMW Forges Ahead with E-Mobility and Secures Long-Term Battery Needs
The BMW Group is forging ahead with electromobility and deepening its existing business relationships with battery cell manufacturers CATL and Samsung SDI.
SK Innovation Co Ltd
SK Innovation are involved at various stages of the Li-ion value chain.
Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus first series-produced electric truck
VW Trucks and Buses takes a big step towards enabling electric mobility: it has officially announced partners for the production of the first Brazilian electric trucks.
Siemens partners with TIES on electric vehicle batteries
Siemens Digital Industries Software has partnered with Tianmu Lake Institute of Advanced Energy Storage Technologies, a major Chinese energy storage research and development center, to build an Advanced Battery Technology Innovation Center.
Dr Peter Harrop explores Toyota's progress with pure electric vehicles in 2019.
CATL and Toyota partnership for New Energy Vehicle batteries
The two companies have also commenced discussions that cover a wide range of fields, including: supply of batteries, new technology development, product quality improvements, and the reuse and recycling of batteries.
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.
Plug-in Hybrids Questioned
IDTechEx now believes that there may be no hybrid cars sold after 2030 other than 48V MHEV continuing for a few years due to their exceptionally low cost. Read on to find out more.
A Solid Future: New Opportunities enabled by Solid State Batteries
Solid state batteries have been considered as the avenue to the next generation energy storage solutions. According to IDTechEx's research "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2019-2029: Technology, Patents, Forecasts, Players" www.idtechex.com/solid.
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.
Volkswagen plans 22 million electric vehicles in ten years
The Volkswagen Group is forging ahead with the fundamental change of system in individual mobility and systematically aligning with electric drives. The Group is planning to launch almost 70 new electric models in the next ten years - instead of the 50 previously planned.
Geely Auto and CATL form JV for new energy vehicle batteries
Geely Auto and Contemporary Amperex Technology announced they have reached agreement to form a joint venture company to produce and develop vehicle batteries for new energy vehicles.
BMW sets out electric vehicle plan
By 2021, the BMW Group will have five all-electric models: the BMW i3, the MINI Electric, the BMW iX3, the BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT. By 2025, that number is set to grow to at least twelve models. Including plug-in hybrids - whose electrically powered range will increase significantly in the coming year - the BMW Group's electrified product portfolio will then comprise at least 25 models.
Contemporary Amperex Tech Ltd (CATL)
CATL is a Sino-Japanese company manufacturing Li-ion batteries for consumer electronics and electric vehicles. The company has the ambitious objective of reaching a production of 100 GWh/year by 2020.
What the European Commission is doing to foster battery innovation
As proof of IDTechEx's long-standing collaboration with the EU Commission, technology analyst Lorenzo Grande was invited to deliver a talk on the state of the art of battery manufacturing and how Europe can catch up with its Asian and North American competitors. A selection of the slides presented during the meeting have been included at the end of this premium article.
VW fails to secure long-term cobalt supply for electric vehicles
Volkswagen has failed to secure a long-term supply of cobalt used in electrical vehicle batteries.