10 Sep 2020
The Billion Dollar Supercapacitor
Supercapacitors are only a business of around $0.5 billion. However, Geely Holdings has a new commitment to Maxwell Technologies, a Tesla company, for what may be at least $0.5 billion over the years for peak shaving supercapacitors for its hybrid cars made under Volvo and other brands.
28 Aug 2020
Supercapacitors Usurp Batteries
What do you now purchase by the kilowatt hour? The new supercapacitors replacing batteries. The new IDTechEx report, "Supercapacitor Markets, Technology Roadmap, Opportunities 2021-2041", shows how supercapacitors have started to replace 10% of lithium-ion batteries and help kill lead-acid.
25 Aug 2020
Join the IDTechEx Webinar on Supercapacitors - 3 September
Supercapacitors Turn the Corner - Supercapacitors and their variants have recently seen customer commitment to multibillion-dollar opportunities that were previously beyond their reach. Consider large peak-shaving ones for hybrid cars where the Geely orders will soon be followed by others.
24 Jun 2020
Lotus is a significant historic British car manufacturer. Lotus has experienced a troubled financial past, but the purchase by Geely has looked to rejuvenate the brand with a focus on electrification.
8 May 2020
New Materials Make Supercapacitors Better Than Batteries
The new IDTechEx report, "Supercapacitor Materials and Formats 2020-2040" explains why supercapacitors and their variants still only constitute a modest business.
31 Mar 2020
Geely Goes Full Contactless with New Car Keys Delivered by Drone
Geely Auto has launched its own proprietary online sales system for ordering online that included the modification of vehicle specifications, online financing and insurance as well as giving the option of establishing a home delivery in a contactless solution.
19 Mar 2020
Aston Martin, the iconic British manufacturer of sports cars, have set their sights on electrification but have hit a few speed bumps along the way.
26 Feb 2020
In-Mold Electronics: Starting Simple to Reach One Billion Dollars
In-Mold Electronics (IME) will one day become a well-established process with a well-developed ecosystem and a mature, easy-to-use design-to-product workflow. This process will become the basis of many novel structural electronic designs and products.
24 Feb 2020
Volocopter, Grab Conduct Air Taxi Feasibility Study in Southeast Asia
Volocopter and Grab announced that they will conduct a joint feasibility study on urban air mobility as part of a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the prospect of urban air mobility solutions in the region's megacities.
29 Nov 2019
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.
6 Nov 2019
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.
25 Oct 2019
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.
18 Oct 2019
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.
9 Oct 2019
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.
26 Sep 2019
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.
18 Sep 2019
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!
11 Sep 2019
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
6 Sep 2019
In September 2019 we have reappraised the supercapacitor business.
6 Sep 2019
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".
30 Aug 2019
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.