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24 May 2023

Three Reasons Why Electric Beats Diesel for Mini Excavators

Like many industries, the construction vehicle and machine industry is on the path to electrification. It has been one of the latecomers to the electrification game, with little happening from OEMs until after 2020. But this is changing, with more electric product announcements covering a wider selection of vehicle types under the construction banner.
3 Apr 2023

EVR Motors

EVR Motors is an Israeli start-up that produces electric motors using a unique patented topology. It demonstrates higher power density than competing motors in its category.
17 Mar 2023

Ballard Motive Solutions

Ballard Motive Solutions was formed when Ballard acquired Arcola Energy in November 2021. It is leading the Scottish Hydrogen Train project to build a demonstrator vehicle.
22 Feb 2023

Advent Technologies: High Temperature PEM Fuel Cells

Advent Technologies is a maker of high temperature PEM fuel cells using a licensed membrane technology from Los Alamos which can run off low purity hydrogen via an integrated methanol reformer today and potentially an ammonia cracker in the future. IDTechEx caught up with the company's CTO and Marine Technology Director to discuss the most exciting applications emerging.
6 Feb 2023

FreeWire: Battery-Integrated DCFC Units

FreeWire Technologies is a manufacturer of battery-integrated EV charging stations and power solutions in the US. The company's "Boost Charger" plugs into existing and ubiquitous low-voltage utility service and delivers high-power charging in areas that typically require extensive grid upgrades.
2 Feb 2023

Energica: Electric Motorcycles

Energica Motor Company is the first Italian manufacturer of high-performance electric motorcycles.
14 Oct 2022

Skeleton Launches its SuperBattery and Unveils Shell as a Partner

Skeleton Technologies officially launched its SuperBattery, and unveiled Shell as partner. Skeleton is joining a Shell-led consortium to offer electrification solutions for mining sites.
14 Sep 2022

Very High Speed Motor Offers Improved Power Density for EVs

Engineers have built a new high-speed motor which has the potential to increase the range of electric vehicles. The design of the prototype IPMSM type motor was inspired by the shape of the longest railroad bridge in South Korea and has achieved speeds of 100,000 revolutions per minute.
9 Sep 2022

Williams Advanced Engineering Debuts Hypercar

Williams Advanced Engineering debuts its latest electric vehicle innovation: an ultra-high performance electric vehicle platform designed to accelerate the ambitions of hypercar manufacturers, from start-ups to OEMs.
21 Jul 2022

Peak Power Gets $765,000 From Canadian Government to Deploy Chargers

Peak Power has received a $765,000 investment through Natural Resources Canada's Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program to install 117 V1G chargers. The total cost of the project is valued at over $1.6 million.
21 Jul 2022

Corvus Energy: The Battery Leader Launching Fuel Cells

Corvus Energy is a leading supplier of battery systems for the commercial maritime sector. IDTechEx caught up with the company to discuss its plans to enter the fuel cell marine market.
13 Jul 2022

Final Prototype Triumph TE-1 Project Testing Results Revealed

The unique collaboration between Triumph Motorcycles, Williams Advanced Engineering, Integral Powertrain Ltd, and WMG, University of Warwick, funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles through Innovate UK, was set up to create ground-breaking developments in specialist electric motorcycle engineering and innovative integrated technology design.
13 Jul 2022

Peak Power Receives $765,000 From Canadian Govt to Deploy Chargers

Peak Power has received a $765,000 investment through Natural Resources Canada's Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program to install 117 V1G chargers. The total cost of the project is valued at over $1.6 million.
7 Jul 2022

Hyke: Autonomous Electric Ferry

Hyke is part of Hydrolift, an established leisure and commercial vessel manufacturer. Hyke see a market opportunity for autonomous ferrys as an addition to public transport systems in appropriate cities.
16 May 2022

Ultrathin Fuel Cell Uses the Body's Own Sugar to Generate Electricity

Engineers have developed a glucose power source that could fuel miniature implants and sensors. The device is smaller than other proposed glucose fuel cells, measuring just 400 nanometers thick, or about 1/100 the diameter of a human hair. The sugary power source generates about 43 microwatts per square centimeter of electricity, achieving the highest power density of any glucose fuel cell to date under ambient conditions.
26 Apr 2022


In 2007, the Fisker Automotive Company was founded by current CEO Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler. Fisker Automotive Company had a tumultuous existence with early setbacks jeopardizing the company's future and leading to its bankruptcy. In 2016, Henrik Fisker revived the brand and it is now on the way to mass production at the end of 2022.
26 Apr 2022

Successful Terrestrial Microwave Power Beaming Demonstration

Researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of terrestrial microwave power beaming by transmitting 1.6 kilowatts of power over 1 kilometer, the most significant power beaming demonstration in nearly 50 years.
14 Apr 2022

Ultimate Transmissions: Thermal Management of Electric Motors

Ultimate Transmissions have developed a new method of thermally managing the stator windings of an electric motor. The technology is relatively simple, but provides the potential for better cooling of the coil windings and the potential to eliminate the oil cooling spray.
23 Mar 2022

Not So Fast: EV Charging Rates Make a Difference

Charging speeds for electric vehicles (EVs) vary, from as little as 15 minutes using an ultra-rapid 350 kW charger, to as much as 24 hours when relying on a domestic wall outlet. Eventually, we could reach a point where recharging barely takes longer than filling up with fuel.
14 Mar 2022

Integral e-Drive

Integral e-Drive provide electric motors and power electronics to several motorsports and supercar applications. IDTechEx spoke to Integral e-Drive at FPC2022.