19 May 2022
Amara Raja, Leading Indian Battery Manufacturer Joins Global Research
Supporting advanced lead battery research and innovation, the Consortium for Battery Innovation has welcomed its newest member - and largest Indian battery manufacturer in membership - Amara Raja.
12 May 2022
Could Graphene by the Answer to the Semiconductor Shortage?
Semiconductors, which date back to the 19th century, are used everywhere in electronic devices, from automobile systems and air conditioners to laser treatment in cutting-edge medical systems. The continuing global shortage in semiconductors impacts how high-tech products are made around the world — the automotive industry alone is expected to lose $210 billion in revenue, with major players like BMW, Volkswagen and Ford already reporting the effects.
21 Apr 2022
Heat Engine Design Could Enable Fully Decarbonized Grid in the Future
Engineers have designed a heat engine with no moving parts. Their new demonstrations show that it converts heat to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency — a performance better than that of traditional steam turbines.
7 Apr 2022
Countrywide Network of High Power electric Vehicle Chargers Complete
Extra MSA Group has partnered with Europe's leading high-power charging network IONITY to launch a complete network of high-power charging stations for electric vehicles, now available at all Extra MSA Group motorway service areas across the UK.
16 Mar 2022
Ford in Europe: Nine All Electric Vehicles by 2024
Ford has announced significant strides toward an all-electric future in Europe, which will see the company transformed and offering a new generation of seven, all-electric, fully-connected passenger vehicles and vans by 2024.
7 Mar 2022
California DMV Disengagement Stats Are In: Here Is IDTechEx's Top 3
California DMV has recently released its new 2021 autonomous testing and disengagement data, which essentially describes how safe autonomous vehicles are. IDTechEx has performed its analysis on the data and the results may surprise you.
4 Mar 2022
NanoXplore is a producer of graphene nanoplatelets with the largest global capacity. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Soroush Nazarpour (CEO).
3 Mar 2022
XG Sciences is a graphene manufacturer. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Leroy Magwood (CTO).
17 Feb 2022
Solar Powered System Offers Inexpensive Desalination
An estimated two-thirds of humanity is affected by shortages of water, and many such areas in the developing world also face a lack of dependable electricity. Widespread research efforts have thus focused on ways to desalinate seawater or brackish water using just solar heat. Many such efforts have run into problems with fouling of equipment caused by salt buildup, however, which often adds complexity and expense.
7 Feb 2022
Ford and Sunrun Partner to Advance Home Energy Storage and Solar Power
Ford is the first in the US to offer the ability for customers to power their homes with an electric truck when the grid goes dark, providing innovative new capabilities that enhance the energy independence of its customers.
7 Feb 2022
Ford Motor Company (2022)
The electric era is here, and Ford is in the midst of implementing an ambitious, comprehensive plan to make the transition to an electric future.
Ford is investing $22 billion in electrification through 2025 as part of its plan to lead electrification in areas of strength. The company is electrifying its most iconic products - the Mustang, F-150 and Transit - with many more to come in the years ahead. A key part of Ford's goal to drive the adoption of electric vehicles is to target the large market for fully electric commercial vans and pickups. The company has had some initial success while entering the market, but now faces competition from other OEMs and their offerings.
4 Feb 2022
First Public Wireless Charging Road in the United States
Electreon will deploy its first public wireless electric vehicle charging road system in the US in Detroit as part of the inductive vehicle charging pilot program. The wireless charging infrastructure, which will be implemented in the Michigan Central district, will support a suite of use cases involving various vehicle types and partners including autonomous vehicles.