26 Mar 2020
Rising Copper Demand in an Evolving Electric Traction Motor Industry
As part of research commissioned by the International Copper Association (ICA) IDTechEx outlines which electric traction motor technologies are winning in electric cars, with a view to how this will impact overall copper demand by 2030.
24 Mar 2020
Tesla Motors (battery development)
This profile discusses Tesla involvement in Li-ion battery development specifically.
23 Mar 2020
Northvolt are a start-up company aiming to mass produce Li-ion cells as early as 2021.
20 Mar 2020
Electric Medium and Heavy-Duty Trucks; Evolution and Revolution
Along with the rest of the automotive sector, the medium and heavy-duty truck market is evolving. Governments around the world, recognising the potentially catastrophic repercussions of unfettered climate change and witnessing the detrimental impact on human health from vehicle exhaust pollutant emissions in urban environments, are taking decisive action, that will, in the coming decades, drive vehicle manufacturers to zero on-road exhaust emission powertrain solutions. Consequently, the days of the fossil fuel powered combustion engine are numbered.
20 Mar 2020
Thermal Interface Materials for Electric Vehicle Battery Packs
The EV market is booming. The battery is a key feature for both cost and performance, the chemistry and cell levels are extensively discussed. However, everything else that goes into a pack is often overlooked.
16 Mar 2020
Automotive Lidar Market: Battlefield of a Hundred Technology Suppliers
The lidar market is very dynamic and some players are making excellent progress towards launching automotive-grade products. Analysts at IDTechEx are tracking more than one hundred companies that develop 3D lidar modules, this article presents insights from their report "Lidar 2020-2030".
10 Mar 2020
Tesla to use LFP? NCMA the future?
This premium article will analyse and provide commentary on recent cathode developments in the Li-ion industry, including GM's unveiling of their NCMA battery and Tesla's rumoured intent to use LFP batteries from CATL.
24 Feb 2020
Keeping Cool as the Electric Vehicle Market Heats Up
Some of the biggest hurdles to widespread adoption of electric vehicles are range anxiety, battery longevity and safety. As the electric vehicle market grows and for it to reach its full potential, there is an increased need for effective thermal management of the vehicles.
14 Feb 2020
Off-Road Vehicle Makers Electrify to Become as Large as Car Companies
Vehicles for construction, agriculture and mining CAM have become one industry served by giants such as Caterpillar, CNH Industrial, John Deere and Komatsu but also small businesses making the new requirements such as drone systems and weeding and mine survey robots.
14 Feb 2020
Electric Vehicle Materials - Act Now Or Miss The Opportunity!
Since their accelerated growth began in 2015, 2019 saw two of the top three regions selling electric cars plateau as a short-term transition from 'carrot' to 'stick' unfolds. In China, serious subsidy phase-outs, amid relaxing of internal combustion engine bans (to stimulate overall car sales), are to blame. Similarly, growth in the US has been underpinned by Tesla, whose tax credits were slashed mid-year as quotas were reached.
29 Jan 2020
Miravel is a Californian company that produces the Simple Garden, a hydroponic wall garden that lets users to grow fresh produce in their own homes. In January 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Randall Shapiro, Founder and CEO of Miravel.
24 Jan 2020
Boost to the Electric Vehicle Motor Business
Electric vehicles by land, water and air are rapidly arriving and rapidly being misunderstood. Motors last forever? No. We now push motors so hard they wear out, increasing sales.
22 Jan 2020
Printed Electronics: The Opportunities are Coming Thick and Fast
There is dramatic change in some industries, with leading printed electronics vendors moving quickly to capitalize on the new sought after capabilities. These opportunities will be addressed at the Printed Electronics Europe exhibition and conference in Berlin on 13 - 14 May (register by 23 January to save 40%).
22 Jan 2020
IDTechEx visited Interlink Electronics R&D centre in Singapore.
17 Jan 2020
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.
15 Jan 2020
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.
6 Jan 2020
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
20 Dec 2019
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.
16 Dec 2019
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.
13 Dec 2019
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.