How do Carmakers Deal With Less Cars?
From London to Sydney, one-bedroom apartments with a car space attached are becoming a rarity as planners impose tight controls on the provision of parking in new blocks, slashing costs and gridlock.
New all-electric Ford Transit
Lightning Systems is on schedule for March deliveries of its new zero-emissions LightningElectric system for Ford Transit and that it has developed a zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell range extender for the product.
Future Powertrain Conference report UK, 28th Feb- 1st Mar 2018
This event continues to grow with 400 registering at the entrance and 48 table top exhibitors including a busy IDTechEx stan
Desalination membrane produces both drinking water and lithium
With further development, these membranes have significant potential to perform the dual functions of removing salts from seawater and separating metal ions in a highly efficient and cost effective manner, offering a revolutionary new technological approach for the water and mining industries.
Porsche doubles e-mobility investment
Porsche has been putting together an unprecedented future development plan: By 2022, the sports car manufacturer will invest more than six billion euros in e-mobility, focusing on both plug-in hybrids and purely electric vehicles.
The biocomposite market cannot grow fast enough
Fibre reinforced polymers (FRPs) are predominantly made of synthetic fibres, such as glass or carbon, and a petrochemically sourced thermosetting resin or thermoplastic matrix. However, natural fibres and resins are on the rise because of their beneficial properties, competitive cost, legislative drivers, and consumer preferences.
AirSpaceX presents flying electric taxi
Airspace Experience Technologies has revealed a sub-scale model of its autonomous, electric VTOL aircraft, "MOBi-ONE," designed to autonomously takeoff like a helicopter, fly like a plane, and transport passengers or cargo between urban centers, suburbs, and airports within 60 miles.
Ford doubling electric vehicle spending to $11 billion by 2022
Ford will significantly increase its investments in electric vehicles to $11 billion by 2022 and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model lineup, Chairman Bill Ford said on Sunday at the Detroit auto show.
Geely Holding acquires strategic stake in AB Volvo
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group announced it has reached agreement with Cevian Capital to acquire its entire 8.2% share capital holding and 15.6% voting rights in AB Volvo, the leading Swedish manufacturer of trucks, buses, construction equipment, diesel engines, and marine and industrial engines.
Composite Metal Technology Ltd
Composite Metal Technology (CMT) are manufacturers of continuous fibre reinforced aluminium matrix composites (CFR-AMC). Jack Taylor (Commercial Manager) was interviewed by IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Richard Collins.
Strong demand for the Panamera with hybrid drive
Around 60 per cent of all new Panamera models that have been delivered in Europe were equipped with a hybrid drive. The new Panamera plug-in hybrid models were launched on the European market in June 2017.
Fast charging station network starts to take shape
IONITY, which was founded only a few weeks ago, is taking off quickly. The joint venture of BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen with Audi and Porsche has formed initial strategic partnerships for the realization of its "High-Power-Charging" network for electric vehicles in Europe.
Meridian Lightweight Technologies
Meridian Lightweight technologies are the largest magnesium die casting company in the world. IDTechEx analyst Dr Richard Collins interviewed Stephen Brown (Engineering Manager).
Launch of pan-European high-power charging network IONITY
Launching approximately 400 HPC stations by 2020, IONITY will make long-distance journeys easier and marks an important step for electric vehicles.
'Robutt' taught to mimic motion of human bottom
A robot has been created to move like a human bottom and perfectly simulate how drivers and passengers get in and out of their car seats.