Electric Buses and Trucks Essential for EV Winners
Buses and trucks are essentially one business because the same companies increasingly make both using the same technologies.
Electric Vehicles in China: New Insights
China is key to the future of electric vehicles because of formidable innovation and global reach as much as biggest market demand. The new IDTechEx Research report, "Electric Vehicles in China 2019-2029", finds that the market penetration and technical innovation in China of electric buses is more impressive than electric cars. However, it finds that China is extremely backward in certain respects and its success and priorities are not always those that the global media portray.
Electric Vehicle Motor Proliferation Spurs Huge Market
Traction motor sales grow faster than electric vehicle sales because small vehicles such as mobility for the disabled have two motors. IFEVS has put two in microcars for four-wheel drive. In larger cars, two motors is now commonplace for economy, performance, four-wheel drive, vectored steering and attack survival.
BMW and Daimler invest more than €1 billion in joint mobility pr
The BMW Group and Daimler AG are pooling their mobility services to create a new global player providing sustainable urban mobility for customers. The two companies are investing more than €1 billion in total to develop and more closely intermesh their offerings for car-sharing, ride-hailing, parking, charging and multimodal transport.
League Table of EV Manufacturers: Next Winners and Losers
The EV business is highly fragmented with great scope for consolidation leading to economy of scale.
China: Electric Vehicle Program Beyond Cars
The Chinese government shrewdly controls supply and demand for sectors it deems important. As elsewhere it has to cope with people moving to cities.
Bad Strategy Will Kill Some Carmaking Giants Soon
Bad strategy rather than tactics, such as misjudged new models, will kill several major automotive companies. They face a perfect storm of peak car, totally new technology, totally new markets and recession.
Bosch to assume full control of electric motor manufacturer EM-motive
Bosch is now assuming full control of EM-motive, one of Europe's most successful manufacturers of electric motors. Bosch and Daimler set up EM-motive GmbH as a fifty-fifty joint venture in 2011. Since then, it has manufactured some 450,000 electric motors.
Dilemma of Automotive Vertical Integration
It is a rule-of-thumb that manufacturers should vertically integrate only when products and markets mature, so they can confidently shave off the last pennies of cost. One exception is when shortages loom: Tesla built its battery gigafactory fast using proven Panasonic technology. However, many suppliers now build battery gigafactories.
IDTechEx Show! Agenda Live: Connecting Brands & Emerging Technologies
The IDTechEx Show! on April 10-11 in Berlin brings together eight key disruptive technologies and their customers at one venue.
Mercedes-Benz Cars to build battery factory in Jawor, Poland
Mercedes-Benz Cars will build a battery factory at the Polish site in Jawor and thus extend the global battery production network of up to nine factories.
ProLogium is a solid-state battery company located in Taiwan.
Daimler Trucks invests half a billion Euros in highly automated trucks
Daimler Trucks announced that it will invest EUR 500 million over the next years and create more than 200 new jobs in its global push to bring highly automated trucks (SAE level 4) to the road within a decade.
Mercedes Benz 3D printed parts
Mercedes Benz is continually expanding its range of genuine replacement parts from the 3D printer.
Auto industry reacts to deal on CO2 targets for cars and vans
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association takes note of the final deal on the CO2 regulation for cars and vans, setting targets for the years 2025 and 2030, which was struck by the EU member states and the European Parliament.
Daimler buys battery cells in a total volume of 20 billion euros
The company is investing ten billion euros in the expansion of the Mercedes-Benz Cars electric fleet and another billion euros in the global battery production network within the worldwide production network.
Industrialization of bipolar batteries with Lithium-ion technology
Better batteries for a greater range of electric vehicles - this is the goal of the "EMBATT-goes-FAB" project sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. For that reason, the four project partners thyssenkrupp System Engineering GmbH, IAV GmbH, Daimler AG and the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS are developing bipolar batteries and processes for their fabrication.