Dyson pulls the plug on electric vehicles
The Dyson Automotive team has announced that their planned electric vehicle is not commercially viable.
Batteries: Unknowns and Certainties
It is certain that lithium batteries will be dominant over the coming decade and their chemistry will change in pursuit of reduction in cost and flammability and to obtain greater energy density. Uniquely, IDTechEx forecasts the biggest application - electric vehicles - in 101 categories, but any forecast has assumptions that matter a great deal. In the IDTechEx report, "Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030", IDTechEx forecasts ten years assuming, not predicting, no global recession and no shortages.
Politecnico di Milano spin out Moi Composites has set out to disrupt the traditional manufacturing of thermosetting composites using a combination of robotics, AI and additive manufacturing.
TeraWatt Technology are a solid-state battery company founded in Silicon Valley in 2017. They are a division of Chinese EV start-up Seres (formerly SF Motors, Inc).
James Clark Technologies to deliver the commercial HERU by 2020
UK greentech innovation, HERU, which uses resources such as uneaten food, single use plastics, nappies and coffee cups as fuel to heat water within commercial and domestic properties, has taken a major step to market with its first licence agreement.
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.
Next Electric Vehicles Get Ultra Lightweight Motors
In electric aircraft, motor power-to-weight ratio is paramount for endurance, the main constraint on sales. You cannot lug ever more battery weight to get range. Indeed, better motors mean less battery in a land, water or air vehicle. The new IDTechEx Research report, "Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles: Land, Water, Air 2019-2029" explains the new emphasis on power-to-weight ratio with good efficiency.
New hub launched to increase electrification in UK manufacturing
A new Hub, led by the University of Sheffield, is combining expertise in electrical machines and manufacturing for the first time, aiming to put the UK at the forefront of an electrification revolution.
Omnidirectional wind turbine wins Dyson Award
A truly-omnidirectional, single-axis wind turbine especially suitable for apartment buildings facing chaotic winds in urban environments.
Voltera was started by three cofounders working as electrical PCB designers, Alroy Almeida, James Pickard and Jesus Zozoya in 2013.