Tata Motors Electric Bus Surge
With excellent bus designs, Tata Motors is now participating in tender bids for all state transport corporations in India. Things are moving fast in the electric bus market, as appraised by IDTechEx in their new report 'Electric Buses 2019 - 2029'.
Tata Steel has demonstrated work to grow polycrystalline CVD graphene film directly on a steel material.
Key to Successful Pure Electric Cars
There is no correlation of successful sales numbers or value with oil price or even up-front price in relation to electric cars. Dr Peter Harrop explores their trajectory.
League Table of EV Manufacturers: Next Winners and Losers
The EV business is highly fragmented with great scope for consolidation leading to economy of scale.
India's first grid scale energy storage system
AES India has started construction on India's first utility-scale energy storage system, a 10 megawatt solution that will serve the electric grid.
China: Electric Vehicle Program Beyond Cars
The Chinese government shrewdly controls supply and demand for sectors it deems important. As elsewhere it has to cope with people moving to cities.
CRISPR-based technology to control pests
Combining historical lessons with modern genetic technologies, scientists have developed a new way to control and suppress populations of insects, potentially including those that ravage agricultural crops and transmit deadly diseases.
Learnings from Battery and Energy Warwick University 4-5 Dec 2018
At "Battery and Energy" Warwick University UK Day One with about 100 delegates and 10 table top exhibitors.
Slashed OLED production costs herald new era for lighting
A new generation of lighting products could soon be illuminating our homes and businesses after a high-profile group of researchers demonstrated that the cost of producing flexible OLED panels can be reduced by over 90%.
Wearable for women's safety wins $1 million XPrize
Leaf Wearables- an Indian startup which raised $250,000 in 2016 to launch their first product SAFER- A Smart Pendant for Women Safety, has now won the $1 million Women's Safety XPRIZE.
Guiding marine robots to optimal sampling sites
Observing the world's oceans is increasingly a mission assigned to autonomous underwater vehicles — marine robots that are designed to drift, drive, or glide through the ocean without any real-time input from human operators. Critical questions that AUVs can help to answer are where, when, and what to sample for the most informative data, and how to optimally reach sampling locations.
A new way to store thermal energy
A new chemical composite could be used to store heat from the sun or any other source during the day in a kind of thermal battery, and it could release the heat when needed, for example for cooking or heating after dark.
World record solar cells for "move"
Swiss start-up Flisom is ready for the global market: the company, a spin-off from ETH Zürich and Empa, has developed a unique roll-to-roll process for the cost-effective production of flexible and highly efficient thin-film solar modules.
TM4 and Cummins: Evolving Strategies to Benefit from EV Surge
On May 11, 2017, traction motor manufacturer TM4 Inc. and diesel maker Cummins Inc. announced a joint effort to develop a plug-in hybrid powertrain for Class 7/8 transit buses that can reduce fuel consumption by at least 50 percent over conventional hybrid buses.
EV forecasts turn upwards
From its facts based research, IDTechEx has what some regarded as over-optimistic forecasts for electric cars. However, others are now matching or exceeding our optimism.
Far-UK are a material and process manufacturing developer. IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Richard Collins interviewed Lyndon Sanders (Director and General Manager).
Could Airborne Wind Energy become a $3 billion market?
Airborne Wind Energy employs kites, tethered drones or turbines in balloons to make electricity, accessing more consistent, stronger winds above those reached by wind turbines on land.
Talga Resources Ltd
Talga Resources is an Australian public company possessing mines in Sweden that yield highly graphitic and conductive ores that can be directed exfoliated into graphene.
Project Fever to develop 48V through-the-road hybrid vehicle tech
Controlled Power Technologies has partnered with Ricardo, Tata Motors European Technical Centre and Provector, to apply its low voltage electric motor technology to the rear driveline of a B-segment city car.
Highlights of Future Powertrain Conference UK 24-25 Feb
IDTechEx attended the Future Powertrain Conference which took place in Soilhull, UK on 24-25 February.