27 Apr 2022
Electric Vehicle Markets Land, Sea & Air — A Look Back at 2021
This IDTechEx premium article discusses how electric vehicle markets fared in 2021 compared with the past few years, drawing from the latest IDTechEx research. A snapshot of the following markets are given: electric cars, electric buses, electric light commercial vehicles (eLCVs), electric trucks, electric two-wheelers, electric boats and ships, and electric air taxis.
7 Feb 2022
Ford Motor Company (2022)
The electric era is here, and Ford is in the midst of implementing an ambitious, comprehensive plan to make the transition to an electric future.
Ford is investing $22 billion in electrification through 2025 as part of its plan to lead electrification in areas of strength. The company is electrifying its most iconic products - the Mustang, F-150 and Transit - with many more to come in the years ahead. A key part of Ford's goal to drive the adoption of electric vehicles is to target the large market for fully electric commercial vans and pickups. The company has had some initial success while entering the market, but now faces competition from other OEMs and their offerings.
2 Feb 2022
Being a Motor Manufacturer in a Materials Crisis
The past two years have been extremely turbulent for many industries with production lines shutting down, chip shortages, and a host of general supply chain issues. Amongst the dismay, electric vehicles (EVs) have been a shining light. In 2021, sales of EVs globally grew by around 80% over 2020 which in turn was a growth of 44% over 2019.
28 Jan 2022
Renault, Nissan & Mitsubishi Motors Announce Common Roadmap
Renault Group, Nissan Motor Co Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announced common projects and actions to accelerate and to shape their shared future towards 2030, focusing on the mobility value chain.
26 Jan 2022
Infineon: Automotive Power Electronics
Infineon is a leading supplier of automotive power electronics modules, having established strong partnerships with traditional OEMs. IDTechEx caught up with the company to discuss the latest industry trends.
2 Dec 2021
Silicon Carbide Power Electronics Enabling a Surge in 800V Platforms
In automotive power electronics (inverters, onboard chargers, DC-DC converters), the transition to silicon carbide MOSFETs and high voltage systems above 800V has been increasing in pace in 2021.
29 Nov 2021
Why Are OEMs Investing in Li-ion Battery Recycling?
In the past, the lack of end-of-life batteries meant that the Li-ion (lithium-ion) recycling market had little opportunity to prosper but the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is changing this.
16 Nov 2021
Major EV & Mobility Trends of 2021 - And What to Look Out For in 2022
In this article, IDTechEx analysts take a look back at the key events and trends from the future mobility world over the past year - and what to look out for in 2022.
2 Nov 2021
Cassioli Automatic Material Handling
IDTechEx spoke to Jose Luis Lopez Garcia, Business Development Manager at Cassioli at Robotics & Automation 2021. Cassioli is a material handling equipment manufacturer and integrator, based in Torrita di Siena, Italy. They employ about 500 people worldwide. Their active regions are Europe, Japan and Brazil. Cassioli has diverse products that can cover every procedure (e.g. picking, sorting, transporting) in the material handling operations.
28 Oct 2021
Rare Earths in EVs: Problems, Solutions and What Is Actually Happening
EVs certainly mark the path to a more environmentally friendly future, but there are still concerns around the sourcing of certain components or materials within EVs. Electric motors literally drive EVs but rely heavily on rare-earth materials. Will EV manufacturers continue to rely so heavily on rare earths going into the future?
28 Sep 2021
Emerging Electric Motor Technologies for the EV Market
Electric motors truly are the driving force behind electric vehicles (EVs). In addition to the batteries and power electronics, the electric motor is a critical component within the drivetrain. IDTechEx expects over 100 million electric motors to be required per year by 2032 to meet the demand for the growing EV market.
13 Sep 2021
Faurecia is a tier 1 automotive supplier, based in France. As the largest supplier of vehicle interiors, it is investing in and developing in-mold electronics (IME) to produce decorative touch-sensitive interfaces with integrated electronics.
2 Sep 2021
IDTechEx Dissects the Market for Solid-state Batteries in New Report
This article explores the history of solid-state batteries and looks ahead at regional development, sharing some of the research from the new IDTechEx report, "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2021-2031: Technology, Forecasts, Players".
23 Aug 2021
Many Trends to Track for Li-ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles
With the growing momentum behind the electric vehicle market comes an added importance of understanding the Li-ion batteries that power them, the variety of design choices available, and trends in their implementation.
16 Aug 2021
Enevate are a US company developing high-silicon content Li-ion anodes and cells. IDTechEx spoke with Kevin Schrantz, Senior Marketing Director, and Martin Sandor, Marketing Director.
2 Aug 2021
WeRide is an autonomous robotaxi developer, founded in 2017 and headquartered in Guangzhou, China.
13 Jul 2021
SQUAD, World's first Solar City Car is Coming
Urban mobility should be safe, accessible and hassle-free. It should contribute to a liveable, free and open city life. This calls for a smart vehicle that makes life simple for everyone. This fall, we will present the world's first Solar City Car, optimized for shared mobility.
23 Jun 2021
Solid-State Battery Market Will Grow to $8 Billion by 2031
With an increasing number of players working in this field and some milestones being achieved, the solid-state battery market is expected to grow to $ 8 billion by 2031, according to IDTechEx's new report "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2021-2031: Technology, Forecasts, Players".
16 Jun 2021
Technology Development to Drive Long-term EV Adoption
The resilience of global electric vehicle (EV) sales during 2020 provided some optimism as to the maturing state of the electric vehicle market. However, sales are still primarily underpinned by government policy, and improvements in cost and performance to Li-ion cells and packs, not to forget other aspects of the vehicle or grid infrastructure, are needed for widespread adoption.