19 Feb 2020
Global Initiative for Electric-Truck Charging Infrastructure
The E-Mobility Group of Daimler Trucks & Buses is now launching a worldwide initiative to establish a charging infrastructure for battery-electric trucks. The initial focus is on charging stations installed at the depots of truck customers.
18 Feb 2020
BioTech Foods is a Spanish start-up developing technology to create meat products from cultured animal cells, enabling the production of meat without requiring animal slaughter. In January 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with BioTech Foods CEO Iñigo Charola.
17 Feb 2020
Alpiq and Mercedes-Benz Energy to Make Batteries for Industrial Use
Alpiq and Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH have concluded a delivery agreement addressing the stationary use of electric car batteries. To achieve their objective of using resources sustainably and increasing the economic efficiency of electric mobility, Alpiq and Mercedes-Benz Energy are teaming up to make batteries available for industrial use.
12 Feb 2020
Norway Best Country in Europe for an EV Road Trip
New research by carwow has revealed the best places in Europe for an electric vehicle road trip with Norway taking the top spot and the UK ranked 6th out of 27 countries.
6 Feb 2020
Hydro-Québec Partners with Mercedes-Benz on Solid-State Batteries
The battery is not an off-the-shelf product, but an integral part of the vehicle architecture. The intelligence of the battery lies in a highly complex overall system, which defines the characteristics of the vehicle with respect to performance, range and charging times.
27 Jan 2020
IDTechEx met briefly with Cedrick Chappaz, CEO of hap2u at their booth at CES 2020's Unveiled exhibition. Having conducted an interview in mid-2019, this was an excellent opportunity to try the haptics demo that they were presenting.
22 Jan 2020
Mercedes-Benz eEconic Electric Garbage Truck
Daimler Trucks is taking the next logical step in the electrification of trucks with the battery-electric low-floor truck Mercedes-Benz eEconic. Customer testing of the eEconic for municipal use will begin in 2021.
13 Jan 2020
IBM and Daimler use Quantum Computer to Develop Next-Gen Batteries
Electric vehicles have an Achilles heel: the capacity and speed-of-charging of their batteries. A quantum computing breakthrough by researchers at IBM and Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, could help tackle this challenge.
3 Jan 2020
Robot Shuttles: Major New Form of Transportation
IDTechEx has issued the first in-depth report on this called, "Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040". Robot shuttles are an important new, reconfigurable form of transportation for goods and people that may even function as mobile offices, workshops, restaurants and more.
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.
19 Dec 2019
Heavy Metals Free Battery Design
IBM Research is building on a long history of materials science innovation to unveil a new battery discovery. This new research could help eliminate the need for heavy metals in battery production and transform the long-term sustainability of many elements of our energy infrastructure.
16 Dec 2019
Escapers from Peak Car
At the recent Future of Transportation Conference in Vienna (Dec 2019), most speakers were warning of the impending severity of peak car.
13 Dec 2019
Start of Production of Mercedes-Benz eSprinter
The founder of its own segment - the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter - is taking the next step and will, in the future, also be operating fully electrically too.
9 Dec 2019
A $250Bn Revolution: Mobile Robots and Autonomous Vehicles in Delivery
Automation in the delivery/logistic and warehousing/fulfilment chain is a growing market. A particularly exciting subset of this is the use of mobile robots, drones, and autonomous vehicles for automation of movement-based tasks.
4 Dec 2019
IONITY builds high-power, fast-charging network for electric vehicles along major highways to facilitate long-distance travel across Europe.
4 Dec 2019
New Interface Creates Touch Sensations, Users Feel and Sense Objects
Hap2U, a haptics developer specialized in integrating sensory intelligence into tactile surfaces, announces that it will unveil Hap2Phone, the world's first haptic smartphone allows users to feel and sense, for the first time, objects in photos appearing on their touchscreens.
13 Nov 2019
The German Bus Industry is Dying
Daimler was once number one in buses worldwide. Now it is the Chinese with Yutong number one worldwide almost entirely due to dominating in the huge Chinese market which did not exist in Daimler's glory days.
8 Nov 2019
NOHMs is a start-up that develops ionic liquid electrolytes for Li-ion batteries. Their technology originated from research at Cornell University with company's CEO and lead researchers all Cornell alumni. They claim their material improves safety by improving thermal and high-voltage stability without impacting cycle life or power.
This profile is an updated version. IDTechEx principal analyst Franco Gonzalez interviewed NOHMs CEO Nathan Ball in 2016.
28 Oct 2019
Daimler Trucks Targets Completely CO2-Neutral Fleet of New EVs by 2039
Daimler Trucks & Buses pursues a sustainable corporate strategy and aims to offer only new vehicles that are CO2-neutral in driving operation in the triad markets of Europe, Japan and NAFTA by 2039.
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.