19 Jun 2020
BMW has demonstrated success with its first electric car, the i3 with strong sales since 2013. BMW have announced plans for 25 electrified models by 2023, showing a strong push towards electrification.
19 Mar 2020
Aston Martin, the iconic British manufacturer of sports cars, have set their sights on electrification but have hit a few speed bumps along the way.
25 Feb 2020
Schneider Electric (Energy Storage)
Schneider Electric SE is a French multinational corporation. The company began to include software, critical power and smart grid applications, through strategic acquisitions, into its business in 2010.
22 Nov 2019
BMW Forges Ahead with E-Mobility and Secures Long-Term Battery Needs
The BMW Group is forging ahead with electromobility and deepening its existing business relationships with battery cell manufacturers CATL and Samsung SDI.
24 Jul 2019
Volvo and Samsung SDI to develop battery packs for trucks
Volvo Group and Samsung SDI have entered into a strategic alliance to develop battery packs for Volvo Group's electric trucks.
11 Jul 2019
Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen AG)
We examine the past, present and future position of VW Group in the EV business using various sources including pronouncements by those at the top of the company in mid 2019 and test some of its assumptions.
29 May 2019
A Solid Future: New Opportunities enabled by Solid State Batteries
Solid state batteries have been considered as the avenue to the next generation energy storage solutions. According to IDTechEx's research "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2019-2029: Technology, Patents, Forecasts, Players" www.idtechex.com/solid.
30 Nov 2018
Cross-industry project to enhance sustainable cobalt mining
BMW Group, BASF SE, Samsung SDI and Samsung Electronics launch cross-industry project to enhance sustainable cobalt mining. As part of a cross-industry initiative, the companies have launched a joint cobalt pilot project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
31 Oct 2018
Powering the Flexible World
From 2019 we will come to a world with flexible electronics and batteries to power these devices have attracted tremendous attention. These devices may require batteries with special mechanical properties or form factors. For more details about thin, flexible and printed batteries, please refer to IDTechEx's report Flexible, Printed and Thin Film Batteries 2019-2029.
22 Mar 2018
A report from Batterieforum 2018
From the 24th to the 26th January 2018, about 300 experts and opinion leaders in energy storage gathered in Berlin for the 2018 edition of the Batterieforum, an event aimed at the German-speaking community in the battery industry. IDTechEx analyst Dr Lorenzo Grande was there to report on policy changes and new business partnerships happening in Germany.
12 Dec 2017
The research group of Prof. Yang-Kook Sun at Hanyang University has developed a cathode material for Li-ion batteries based on a core shell gradient, which ensures both long cycle life and high capacity.
5 Dec 2017
Battery material with 5x faster charging speed
Recently, a team of researchers at the developed a "graphene ball," a unique battery material that enables a 45% increase in capacity, and five times faster charging speeds than standard lithium-ion batteries.
6 Oct 2017
A report from Interbattery 2017
Interbattery 2017 took place from the 27th to the 29th September in Seoul, South Korea. IDTechEx analyst Lorenzo Grande attended the conference and has reported on his experience.