Electric vehicles are the new material battleground
Electric vehicles are rapidly scaling up in production, but under the surface of this explosive growth there are significant competitions taking place across the supply chain.
Electric Vehicles: Everything Is Changing - Discussing The Key Trends
IDTechEx's will bring together the leaders of the emerging electric vehicle sectors of the future. Whilst electric cars are an important area for electrification, passenger vehicles are not the only segment that is becoming electrified.
Chicago Transit Board $32 million contract for all-electric buses
The Chicago Transit Board awarded a $32 million contract for the purchase of 20 new, all-electric buses - the latest investment by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the CTA to completely modernize the agency's bus fleet.
Bay Areas first electric airport bus fleet
Proterra has announced that the San José City Council has approved the purchase of ten Proterra Catalyst E2 zero-emissions battery-electric transit buses and related charging infrastructure for use at the Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport.
Electric vehicles deliver two killer blows
The total cost of ownership of an electric vehicle is
usually lower than the TCO of the smoking alternative
but that is just the beginning.
World record for driving on a single charge
Proterra, an innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced it has set a world record for driving the longest distance ever traveled by an electric vehicle on a single charge.
Hyundai comeback on buses
Hyundai used to be a leader in buses but the explosion of the huge, protected Chinese market has resulted in the global leaders consisting entirely of Chinese companies growing their sales rapidly - mainly with pure electric buses - and Daimler, with declining sales.
The death of conventional buses
The recent developments of the bus industry have led to impressive advancements: batteries with two different chemistries have been demonstrated to be capable of retaining 90% of the capacity after 10,000 deep cycles in ultra fast charge up to 400kW.
Hundreds of new electric vehicle technologies revealed
IDTechEx Show! on emerging technologies is taking place November 16-17 in Santa Clara California with record attendance and display of electric vehicle technologies of the future. Coverage is exceptionally comprehensive with land, water and airborne electric vehicle technologies in evidence.
The very structure of the bus is changing with electrics, mechanics and electronics previously made as "components-in-a-box" being replaced by structural electronics - the roof is the solar, the dashboard is the instruments - all as smart materials.
The bus of the future
Buses are very important. Injuries and deaths from two wheelers have not reduced very much in decades whereas vehicles with four wheels or more have seen huge improvements.
Silicon valley: doctor heal thyself
Silicon Valley in California spawns the awesome giants that hold the future in their hands but they cannot solve their traffic problem.
Will Western bus companies be wiped out?
Global warming is leading to increasingly onerous laws worldwide restricting carbon dioxide emissions. Even some of today's hybrids will fail to conform so it is back to the drawing board for most of the world's vehicle manufacturers.
Bus that travels above traffic
In August 2016, China Xinhua News reported that the Transit Elevated Bus has had its first road test in Qinhuangdao City. It consisted of a brake and power consumption test of this electric vehicle that runs on tracks.
Which traction motor wins?
In this article IDTechEx analyzes the trends in traction motors at EVS29 in Montreal, Canada last week.