Runaway Adoption of Pure Electric Vehicles: Multiple Triggers
It has long been speculated that electric vehicle adoption may have a sudden tipping point of adoption. IDTechEx pointed out that incentives help as does reaching lower cost of ownership but lower up-front price is the killer blow.
Unintended Consequences Advance Electric Car Takeoff
Obvious things drive adoption of a new type of car such as subsidies, tax breaks and special privileges such as free parking.
Delphi joins BMW consortium to develop self-driving cars
The BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye have announced their intention to onboard Delphi as a development partner and system integrator for their State-of-the-Art autonomous driving platform.
Electric Vehicle News from IDTechEx Show! Berlin May 2017
The successful "IDTechEx Show!" in Berlin with nearly 3000 paying delegates, nine parallel conferences, 25 masterclasses and a large exhibition had a huge amount for the electric vehicle enthusiast.
Making money from connected cars
The increasing ability of cars to exchange data with the outside world opens new opportunities and with the right framework, massive amounts of data generated by connected cars can be leveraged to introduce revolutionary services.
Autonomous cars re-thought
Suppliers such as Delphi argue that autonomous cars will sell first to organisations, notably as taxis but, after a delay, they will be bought strongly by private individuals. IDTechEx notes that many cities will ban private cars, autonomous or not
Attitude to fuel cell vehicles is increasingly polarised
250 new fuel cell cars hit the road in Germany in 2016 and because of technical development and standardisation, drivetrain production cost has come down 75 percent. And because of the international 700 bar standard, components for H2 fuelling stations dropped around 50 percent.