Solar Cars at $15 billion - Just the Beginning
Solar vehicle bodywork has just progressed from curiosity to key enabling technology. The new 180-page IDTechEx report, "Solar Cars, Buses, Trucks, Trains 2020-2030" explains why and forecasts the next ten years with solar cars at $15 billion 2030 just a beginning.
Massive Opportunity for EV Start-ups
The electric vehicle market is growing rapidly and, as Tesla has demonstrated, the market is not restricted to the established automotive OEMs. Indeed, the automotive landscape is changing as traditional internal combustion engines are being replaced by all-electric systems, in order to meet ever more stringent on-road emission legislation.
6 Notable Electric Vehicle Startups, Profiles - US and Europe
Whilst the automotive startup landscape is a challenging one, EV startups may benefit from being able to begin with a clean slate, without the legacy of an ICE based history hindering their efforts. This deck presents short profiles for six EV startups founded in either the US or Europe.
Electric Car Tipping Point Will Delight and Destroy
It is nonsense to forecast pure electric cars costing the same as traditional ones, then life continuing much as usual. The up-front price of pure electric cars will be dropping below that of internal combustion engine ones around 2025. The fundamentals are now clear. Short range electric cars will continue to sell badly because of range and financial anxiety: their resale value after three years can be down 80%. 200 miles/ 320 km is the tipping point where resale value can be only 40% down on purchase price. See the IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicles 2020-2030" for the full picture of 100 categories of electric vehicle EV by land, water and air.
Lightyear One vs Tesla Model 3
New solar car assessed: needs, uniques, competition.
Solar Car Update - June 2019
A quick take on solar cars and some important news items on the subject
Market Needs Move Against Lithium-Ion Batteries
In this article IDTechEx revisit a topic we have touched on before. We consider changes in need that are catching the lithium-ion battery industry wrong-footed.
Innovative electric car features full-surface solar integration
Sono Motors unveiled the first images of the Sion's series design as part of a broad online release. The focus was placed on the full-surface incorporation of solar modules into the bodywork - one of the vehicle's unique features that have influenced its design.
Predicting the Death of Lithium-ion Batteries
Nothing is forever. Such is the runaway success of lithium-ion batteries that building gigafactories to make them is a no brainer. For now.
Sono Motors announces Dutch market entry
Just a few weeks after the conclusion of a test drive tour around Europe lasting several months, Sono Motors has announced another series of test drives of the Sion electric car encompassing a total of 18 cities in the Netherlands and Germany.
Off Grid Goes Mega
The decline in off grid electricity production as a percentage of all electricity production is being reversed. Savvy industrialists are onto this.
Highlights from Energy Independent Electric Vehicles (EIEV) Conference
The conference saw attendees and presentations from automotive OEMs through to small innovative start-ups and research groups. Keynote speakers included Toyota, Sono Motors, Hanergy Europe and Project Loon.
Excellent first energy independent vehicle event
The world's first conference on energy independent electric vehicles took place at the Technical University of Delft 27-28 September. It was well timed because many major new versions are about to hit the market addressing major global challenges.
Energy independent electric vehicles: amazing new developments
As the world's first conference on Energy Independent Electric Vehicles approaches on September 27-28 in the Technical University of Delft Netherlands, key players, all of whom are speaking at the event, have been announcing some remarkable new developments.
Large companies target energy independent electric vehicles
The IDTechEx report, Energy Independent Electric Vehicles Land, Water, Air 2017-2037 covers markets, technology timelines, energy harvesting and extreme powertrain efficiency involved. Constantly updated, it now reveals backing of many large companies.
The myth of EV charging station proliferation
Charging station manufacturers would have you believe that they will swamp the world with their products although they typically have no payback. The argument is that they are essential for the deployment of the pure electric on-road vehicles considered vital in combatting both global warming and deaths in cities from noxious emissions.
Sono Motors energy independent vehicle impresses
Sono Motors in Germany has officially launched its solar electric car Sion in Munich with first deliveries expected in 2019.
Fiat Chrysler belatedly electrifies but how?
CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Sergio Marchionne plans for more than half of its Maserati lineup to be electrified by 2022, but the detail is, as yet, unclear.
Energy independent vehicles key to solving grid problems
IDTechEx Chairman Dr Peter Harrop gives his view on the recent announcement from the UK National Grid that peak impact of electric cars in the UK will be equivalent to capacity of 6 nuclear plants.