Will Volkswagen Group Succeed in Electric Vehicles?
IDTechEx Research analyses whether or not the VW group can innovate their way through a challenging time and succeed in electric vehicles.
Potassium-oxygen batteries that last longer
Researchers have built a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery, a step toward a potential solution for energy storage on the power grid and longer-lasting batteries in cell phones and laptops.
Webinar Thursday 23 May 2019- Supercapacitors Markets
IDTechEx is hosting a free webinar on Thursday 23 May 2019 titled Supercapacitors Markets.
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.
Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles 2019 and in Future
The window of opportunity for static contactless (wireless) charging is closing due to delay with standards and intense market focus on vehicle range and cost.
Magic from Nine EV Key Enabling Technologies 2019-2030
More ambitious EV objectives drive radically new EV technologies
Tesla shares jump, Elon Musk to buy more
Tesla Inc announced offerings of $650 million of common stock and $1,350 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due in 2024 in concurrent underwritten registered public offerings. Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, will participate by purchasing $10 million of common stock.
Electric car registrations surpassed 100,000 units in Europe
The European car market registered its seventh consecutive month of decline in March 2019. Ongoing political and economic uncertainty, including lack of clarity around Brexit, alongside consumer preoccupation with diesel bans in cities, meant that overall demand continued to decline.
A first in medical robotics: Autonomous navigation inside the body
Bioengineers report the first demonstration of a robot able to navigate autonomously inside the body. In an animal model of cardiac valve repair, the team programmed a robotic catheter to find its way along the walls of a beating, blood-filled heart to a leaky valve -- without a surgeon's guidance.
Smart building materials that move
Smart building materials could revolutionize architecture, change the way buildings are constructed and ultimately reduce the building industry's massive carbon footprint.
Electric Vehicles Enter Phase of Fastest Growth
Like most other new products, electric vehicles sell in an S curve of a slow start with over supply.
Market Needs Move Against Lithium-Ion Batteries
In this article IDTechEx Research revisit a topic we have touched on before. We consider changes in need that are catching the lithium-ion battery industry wrong-footed.
Electric Vehicles Reinvented: Novi Forums with a Difference
How do you leapfrog Tesla? How do you avoid circling the drain with much of the car industry when peak car hits? A whole world of new technologies and new markets awaits. Who can reveal the implications, opportunities and vehicles arriving from nowhere such as vast numbers of robot solar weeders on farms? Enter the IDTechEx Business & Technology Insight Forums "Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage" in Novi Michigan 10-12 June.
Visit to "SMMTConnected" event London 4 April 2019
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders SMMT is the well-run UK trade association for the automotive industry. Its conference and exhibition involved about 600 people and it was extremely positive and informative.
Analysis of Tesla Leadership
The market numbers understate Tesla's leadership. This is because Tesla cars sell at more than twice the price of other leading pure electric cars.
Electric Vehicle Manufacturers: Next Winners and Losers
We compare some interesting electric car manufacturers, including startups, against some of the prioritised criteria of success of the respected strategist W Edwards Deming, the Strategic Planning Institute Profit Impact of Market Strategies and others
Next Electric Vehicles Get Ultra Lightweight Motors
In electric aircraft, motor power-to-weight ratio is paramount for endurance, the main constraint on sales. You cannot lug ever more battery weight to get range. Indeed, better motors mean less battery in a land, water or air vehicle. The new IDTechEx Research report, "Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles: Land, Water, Air 2019-2029" explains the new emphasis on power-to-weight ratio with good efficiency.
Tesla introduces V3 supercharging
Tesla has unveiled V3 Supercharging, the next step in the growth of Tesla's Supercharger network. V3, which is born from experience in building the world's largest grid-connected batteries, enables Tesla vehicles to charge faster than any other electric vehicle on the market.
Electric Buses and Trucks Essential for EV Winners
Buses and trucks are essentially one business because the same companies increasingly make both using the same technologies.
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.