Smart Materials Replace Components: A New $200 Billion Business
Here come previously impossible devices and structures. The new IDTechEx report, "Smart Material Opportunities in Structural Electronics 2020-2030" analyses and forecasts a remarkable $200 billion materials opportunity by making dumb structures smart.
World's Smallest (and Mightiest) EV Charging Solutions
The EO Mini Smart Home is the smallest smart electric vehicle charger in the world and is now available through Octopus Electric Vehicles in conjunction with Octopus Energy's EV energy tariff, Octopus Go.
Off-Road Vehicle Makers Can Beat Car Makers
Car giants are in difficulty.
The leading car makers have sales larger than the economies of many countries. Toyota and Volkswagen Group are up at the $300 billion level
Electric Vehicles: A Look Back at 2019
Few of the giant car makers have shown urgency in transitioning away from the internal combustion engine. What's more, the automotive market is set to decline once again in 2019 whilst electrifying newcomers made huge gains in front of sleeping incumbents' noses. Although a large fraction of this is orders (not deliveries), if OEMs do not wake up now, they never will.
Escapers from Peak Car
At the recent Future of Transportation Conference in Vienna (Dec 2019), most speakers were warning of the impending severity of peak car.
How Close are we to Autonomous Cars?
In the past decade, progress continues in the development and deployment of autonomous driving technologies. IDTechEx forecasts that autonomous car and mobitliy services will become a $2.5 trillion market by 2040.
Visit to Lightyear Solar Cars Netherlands 4.12.19
We attended the impressive launch of the Lightyear One solar family car in June.
Autonomous Driving: Peak Car to Arrive as Early as 2031?
Autonomous driving technologies are disrupting the business models for the traditional auto industry. Latest research from IDTechEx forecasts that autonomous driving technologies will accelerate the arrival of peak car sales, in 2031.
IDTechEx Explains Significance of Driving Tesla and Squad Solar
It is happening rapidly now. The startups Sono Motors and Lightyear announced solar family cars available next year. They have solar bodies rather than the useless scrap of solar roof seen on other cars. That means many owners will never plug in. They do not have the acceleration of a Tesla, but Lightyear cheekily points out that its Lightyear One will go 740 km faster than any Tesla because the Tesla would have to stop and plug in.
World's Biggest Battery to Get Bigger
South Australian electricity consumers will have more secure and affordable power with the State's Big Battery set to grow in size by 50% to help reduce household power bills and provide security services that were lost with the closure of the Northern Power Station.
Race for 1000 km Electric Vehicles
Range sells electric cars. Long range ones sell in 100 times the numbers and have three times the resale value. In this article Dr Peter Harrop discusses the future of electric vehicles capable of 1000km range.
Those desperate to invest in "The next Tesla" continue to pile into start-up Rivian, the latest $350 million coming from a media company. That takes investment up to the $2 billion level familiar at Tesla.
World's first mobile restaurant powered by advanced robotics
Ono to harness advanced robotics to serve the Los Angeles smoothie blends within 60 seconds. Automated, electric self-cleaning blender and robotic systems to use 28x less water compared to traditional smoothie operators; Reduces inventory waste with over 100 sensors monitoring ingredient volume and temperature.
Panasonic is one of the largest suppliers of Li-ion batteries. They will have to continue investment in production capacity to maintain a leading position in the market.
Die Attach Materials for Power Electronics in Electric Vehicles
New IDTechEx Research report investigates the market for various die and substrate attach materials used in power electronics in various electric vehicles. It provides a comprehensive view of the industry trends, looking at the trends driving the adoption of higher performance die-attach materials.
New Lithium Battery Problems and Solutions
With accelerating uptake of lithium-ion batteries in stationary and mobile applications, today's shortages will reoccur in the years to come for many reasons beyond too few battery factories.
Tidal energy company applies to provide clean, predictable power
Nova Innovation has applied to develop a tidal energy array in Petit Passage, in the Bay of Fundy area of Nova Scotia.
Rivian is an American automaker and automotive technology company with over 1000 staff. Founded in 2009, the company develops vehicles, products and services related to sustainable transportation.
Batteries: Unknowns and Certainties
It is certain that lithium batteries will be dominant over the coming decade and their chemistry will change in pursuit of reduction in cost and flammability and to obtain greater energy density. Uniquely, IDTechEx forecasts the biggest application - electric vehicles - in 101 categories, but any forecast has assumptions that matter a great deal. In the IDTechEx report, "Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030", IDTechEx forecasts ten years assuming, not predicting, no global recession and no shortages.
In September 2019 we have reappraised the supercapacitor business.