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2019
13 Nov

The German Bus Industry is Dying

Daimler was once number one in buses worldwide. Now it is the Chinese with Yutong number one worldwide almost entirely due to dominating in the huge Chinese market which did not exist in Daimler's glory days.
28 Oct

Daimler Trucks Targets Completely CO2-Neutral Fleet of New EVs by 2039

Daimler Trucks & Buses pursues a sustainable corporate strategy and aims to offer only new vehicles that are CO2-neutral in driving operation in the triad markets of Europe, Japan and NAFTA by 2039.
25 Oct

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.
24 Oct

Will Fuel Cells Succeed in Buses?

At the world's largest bus event, Busworld in Belgium in October 21-23 2019, Herald Ruijters of DG Move in the European Commission was very enthusiastic about fuel cell buses.
18 Oct

Rivian Overblown?

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.
3 Oct

Mercedes-Benz sources battery cells from carbon-neutral production

Mercedes-Benz has agreed on a sustainability partnership with Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co Ltd. to take a holistic approach along the entire value chain. A production site in Germany is currently being planned and will be carbon-neutral from the beginning.
26 Sep

Rivian

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

First urban flight of Volocopter in Europe

The Minister-President of the state of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, experienced the first European urban flight of the Volocopter in Stuttgart together with the Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Ola Källenius, the CEO of Volocopter GmbH, Florian Reuter, and Thomas Strobl, Minister of the Interior, Digitalisation and Migration for Baden-Württemberg.
13 Sep

Quanergy

Quanergy offer lidar modules and lidar signal processing software. IDTechEx interviewed Dr Louay Eldada from Quanergy in April 2019. Eldada is the CEO and Co-Founder of Quanergy, and he is based in USA.
13 Sep

Mercedes-Benz sources battery cells from carbon-neutral production

A production site in Germany is currently being planned and will be carbon-neutral from the beginning. The locations in the USA and China are then scheduled to follow.
22 Aug

Mercedes-Benz EQV: first fully-electric premium MPV

The series version of the Mercedes-Benz EQV is celebrating its debut. The next member of the Mercedes EQ family combines emissions-free mobility with impressive driving abilities, high functionality and aesthetic design as the first fully-electric premium MPV from Mercedes-Benz.
20 Aug

Mercedes‑Benz Cars is pushing ahead with plug-in hybrids

Plug-in hybrids are an important milestone on the road to zero-emissions driving. Mercedes‑Benz Cars is pushing ahead with the development of its plug-in hybrids under the EQ Power label.
16 Aug

Partnership on 2nd-life battery storage

Daimler AG with its wholly owned subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH and Beijing Electric Vehicle Co Ltd, a subsidiary of the BAIC Group, have entered into a development partnership, intending to establish 2nd-life energy storage systems in China in the future.
4 Jul

Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Richard Collins
19 Jun

Plug-in Hybrids Questioned

IDTechEx now believes that there may be no hybrid cars sold after 2030 other than 48V MHEV continuing for a few years due to their exceptionally low cost. Read on to find out more.
14 Jun

Tesla Aircraft

Expect seven-times the air traffic in 2050 increasing greenhouse gas X4 unless something radical happens. Elon Musk has made interesting statements about electric aircraft over the years. His Tesla will survive and prosper: if Tesla investors stop investing the Chinese will snap it up. Either way, somewhere down its list of priorities will be reinventing pure electric aircraft, so what does Tesla bring to the table?
13 Jun

Plug-in Hybrids: More Models but No Future Says IDTechEx Research

Something strange is happening. Car manufacturers are issuing a flood of plug-in hybrid cars. The consumer is spoiled for choice with Mini, BMW, Skoda, Volvo, Porsche, Mercedes and others joining in.
11 Jun

Pure electric Killing Plug in Hybrids

This is a more informative version of an article we have published recently. Read on to find out more about how Car manufacturers are issuing a flood of plug-in hybrid cars.
30 May

Manned Electric Aircraft 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Richard Collins
21 May

E-Textiles 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets and Players

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward