Autonomous Driving: Peak Car to Arrive as Early as 2031?
Autonomous driving technologies are disrupting the business models for the traditional auto industry. Latest research from IDTechEx forecasts that autonomous driving technologies will accelerate the arrival of peak car sales, in 2031.
Creating the Market: Technology Development is Only Half the Work
Printed electronics has many successful market creation stories and certain materials or components have moved rapidly but sometimes, inventing the enabling technology is only half the work.
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.
Those desperate to invest in "The next Tesla" continue to pile into start-up Rivian, the latest $350 million coming from a media company. That takes investment up to the $2 billion level familiar at Tesla.
Volvo Cars and Geely intend to merge combustion engine operations
Volvo Cars and Geely intend to merge their existing combustion engine operations into a stand-alone business in order to establish a new global supplier that will seek to develop next generation combustion engines and hybrid powertrains.
Rivian is an American automaker and automotive technology company with over 1000 staff. Founded in 2009, the company develops vehicles, products and services related to sustainable transportation.
At Last a Smart Materials Event for Business Deals
The IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, California on November 20-21 has it all. There will be over 270 exhibitors engaging with 3,500 attendees; seven parallel conferences and even masterclasses on November 19 and 22, with matchmaking services and awards. Land the big order or at least come away "married" and famous!
Geely invests 50 million euros in Volocopter
Volocopter announced that it signed the first closing of its Series C funding round, which is being led by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group
In September 2019 we have reappraised the supercapacitor business.
Massive Improvements Make 48V the Future Hybrid
IDTechEx predicts 48V hybrid will peak at a huge 13 million cars made in 2027, 10-15% of the car market. This is something that those with legacy assets in internal combustion ignore at their peril. There is more, as revealed in the new IDTechEx report "48V Mild Hybrid and 48V Full Hybrid Vehicles 2020-2030".
Polestar electric performance brand opens first production facility
Polestar, the electric performance brand, has opened its first production facility, a key milestone for the rapidly growing car company. Polestar also announces its World Manufacturing Identifier, which officiates the brand as a standalone car company.
Here Come 48V Full Hybrid Electric Vehicles
The new Hyundai Tucson switches off the engine when coasting or braking at under 30kph. This is a bridge to the 48V full hybrids that IDTechEx foresaw some time ago. IDTechEx correctly predicted that they would come sooner rather than later and not just as cars - thus the title of the new IDTechEx report embracing it all, "48V Mild Hybrid and 48V Full Hybrid Vehicles 2020-2030".
End User Presentations at World's Largest Event on Printed Electronics
On November 20th and 21st, the 16th annual Printed Electronics USA event will take place in Santa Clara, California - the heart of silicon valley. Record bookings to date include 178 exhibiting companies, hailing from 25 countries, and a total of 250 speakers. The event is expected to exceed 3,500 attendees. Attendees registering by August 16, 2019 can save 30%.
Printed Electronics USA: The must-attend event
IDTechEx has studied the printed electronics market since 2002. Of course, we're not just looking at materials that are printed, but also devices that are flexible, organic, large area—in reality, there isn't a good phrase to encompass the huge set of enabling materials, processes and components that are radically changing electronics as we know it. The phrase "not conventional electronics" doesn't really cover it, as some aspects of printed electronics are mature today, having been used for many years.
Lotus Evija pure electric British hypercar
The world's first fully electric British hypercar, the all-new Lotus Evija, has been revealed. It is the first hypercar from Lotus, and the company's first model with an electrified powertrain. It is the first completely new car to be launched under the stewardship of Geely.
Shortage of Lithium-ion Batteries: How to Cope
Shortage of lithium-ion batteries is probable. Too few gigafactories. Too many burning batteries: factories shut to sort out their problems. The US-China trade war cuts off materials. Inadequate lithium or cobalt mining.
How We Shall Cope with a Shortage of Lithium-ion Batteries
At some stage in the next ten year, there is likely to be a shortage of lithium-ion batteries. Included in this article are possible reasons and proposed solutions.
The supercapacitor market has bottomed out and is now into a sustained period of strong growth. Recent actions of three giant companies not usually associated with supercapacitors illustrate why.
Webinar Thursday 23 May 2019- Supercapacitors Markets
IDTechEx is hosting a free webinar on Thursday 23 May 2019 titled Supercapacitors Markets.
Market Needs Move Against Lithium-Ion Batteries
In this article IDTechEx revisit a topic we have touched on before. We consider changes in need that are catching the lithium-ion battery industry wrong-footed.