Highlights from Electric and Hybrid Marine Conference and Expo (2019)!
Technology Analyst Luke Gear presents his findings from the Electric and Hybrid Marine conference held in Amsterdam.
Future of Heavy Duty EV Motors Off Road
Fork lift trucks are almost all induction because reliability and affordability trump performance here. Their batteries are rapidly going lithium-ion for something less toxic and nearer to fit-and-forget but there is no similar issue with the motors.
Bringing renewable energy to the Bahamas
The aim of the project, worth €1.5 million, is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the year 2020 and, at the same time, decrease by 70% the use of power generation from conventional sources (diesel) for the production of the energy necessary for the island's consumption.
New Electric Vehicle Motors Grab Sales
Huge companies make traction motors for electric vehicles. After all, as the IDTechEx report, "Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles: Land, Water, Air 2019-2029" details, every EV has at least one traction motor and increasingly they have many, including one electric aircraft with no less than 36.
Dilemma of Automotive Vertical Integration
It is a rule-of-thumb that manufacturers should vertically integrate only when products and markets mature, so they can confidently shave off the last pennies of cost. One exception is when shortages loom: Tesla built its battery gigafactory fast using proven Panasonic technology. However, many suppliers now build battery gigafactories.
Electric Vehicles: Induction Motor Opportunities
The new IDTechEx Research report, "Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles: Land, Water, Air 2019-2029" measures how induction (asynchronous) motors are rapidly losing market share.
Two case studies on markets for actuators
At an event as large as CES, there are many technology themes beyond the traditional topic boundaries covered by IDTechEx. In this article, we discuss two such areas, both of which are close to, but slightly outside traditional areas of coverage.
Haptics at CES 2019
As the largest consumer technology event in the world, haptics always has a prominent place within CES. This short article includes summaries of the various conversations which IDTechEx had on the subject of haptics at CES 2019.
Winning Strategy for EV Electric Motors
The electric vehicle business will grow rapidly to over $1.5 billion in 2029, with the largest percentage being batteries. However, that percentage will peak with cost reduction and some being replaced by supercapacitors.
IDTechEx met with Jamal Soboune, Technical Lead, Research at Immersion. They were demonstrating a solid state button targeted at automotive applications in a demonstration at Nidec's booth at CES 2019.
Mainland France's largest grid battery storage facility
When completed, it will be the largest power storage unit connected directly to the grid in mainland France. With a 6 MW / 6 MWh power rating, the unit will use its storage capacity to perform frequency regulation services for the grid, helping keep any frequency deviation in check.
Nidec Industrial Solutions world leader in energy storage
Nidec Industrial Solutions has, for the fifth consecutive year, confirmed its standing as the world's leading supplier in the energy storage market.
Electric and Hybrid Marine 2018
In this premium article IDTechEx highlights some of the presentations analysts found interesting, with commentary, as well as shared insight on interviews undertaken with the market leaders and new entrants on the exhibition floor.
Key Themes at CES 2018
A number of IDTechEx analysts attended CES 2018, exploring the key themes prevalent in a variety of sectors, including: healthcare, neuroscience, 3D printing, e-textiles, haptics and electric vehicles.