Dr Peter Harrop explores Toyota's progress with pure electric vehicles in 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.
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.
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?
Plug-in Hybrids: More Models but No Future Says IDTechEx Research
Something strange is happening. Car manufacturers are issuing a flood of plug-in hybrid cars. The consumer is spoiled for choice with Mini, BMW, Skoda, Volvo, Porsche, Mercedes and others joining in.
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.
Mercedes-Benz Cars aims for carbon-neutral fleet
Over the next 20 years, Mercedes-Benz Cars aims to have a carbon-neutral new passenger car fleet and aims to have plug-in hybrids or all-electric vehicles to make up more than 50% of its car sales by 2030.
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.
Electric Buses: Market and Technology Appraisal May 2019
There is a crossroads in the electric bus business.
Mercedes-Benz lays foundation for battery factory, Untertürkheim site
With the symbolic foundation laying ceremony for the first battery factory, the Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant is advancing its transformation into a high-tech location for electric mobility.
Mercedes Benz to supply 56 electric urban buses to Wiesbaden
Mercedes‑Benz has received a record-breaking order for the eCitaro electric urban bus. This massive order comes from the public transport company ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH from Wiesbaden in Germany's Hesse region.