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2019
17 Sep

BMW to have one million electrified vehicles on the roads in 2021

The BMW Group is focusing on the next electromobility milestone and by the end of 2021, aims to have a total of one million electrified vehicles on the roads.
17 Sep

1-Ton cargo delivery drone unveiled

Silent Arrow is the world's first production-ready, 1-ton, autonomous cargo aircraft, which delivers up to 1,631 pounds (740 kg) of supplies at less than half the cost of JPADS with more than double the glide ratio, dramatically improved landing accuracy, zero vertical impact force and with far greater stealth.
16 Sep

Bridgestone investigates power generating tires

The project seeks to develop new technologies that will ensure sufficient driving distance for electric vehicles with fewer batteries by installing motors inside wheels that are able to receive electric power directly from roads when driving or stopping.
13 Sep

Post-Vehicle Value of Retired Electric Vehicle Batteries

The rapid penetration of electric vehicles has led to questions on its most expensive component - the battery. What happens to the batteries after 8-10 years of service when they retire from electric vehicles due to capacity fade?
13 Sep

Flexible solar cells a step closer to reality

Solar cells that use mixtures of organic molecules to absorb sunlight and convert it to electricity, that can be applied to curved surfaces such as the body of a car, could be a step closer thanks to a discovery that challenges conventional thinking about one of the key components of these devices.
13 Sep

Mercedes-Benz sources battery cells from carbon-neutral production

A production site in Germany is currently being planned and will be carbon-neutral from the beginning. The locations in the USA and China are then scheduled to follow.
13 Sep

Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles: Land, Water, Air 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
12 Sep

Hyundai reveals personal electric scooter capable of 20km range

The latest concept features in future Hyundai Motor Group plans to enable first- and last-mile mobility through integrating the scooter with future Hyundai and Kia vehicles. When mounted on a vehicle, the scooter is charged automatically using electricity produced while driving, ensuring that the user can complete their journey seamlessly.
12 Sep

Action on climate change at heart of bus industry's future

Bus operators across England are setting out a bold strategy to work with government to improve services, help tackle climate change and get a billion more passenger journeys by bus by 2030.
11 Sep

Agenda Announced for Printed Electronics USA 2019

The agenda has just been announced for the 16th annual Printed Electronics USA event taking place in Santa Clara, California, on November 20 & 21. This is the world's largest event on flexible, hybrid & printed electronics. Printed Electronics USA is part of the IDTechEx show, which brings together seven key disruptive technologies and their customers in one venue.
11 Sep

Geely invests 50 million euros in Volocopter

Volocopter announced that it signed the first closing of its Series C funding round, which is being led by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group
10 Sep

Volkswagen premieres ID3

This vehicle is the symbol of a new era for the brand. The ID.3 extends the Volkswagen offering as the first model of a completely new generation of pure electric vehicles - featuring zero local emissions.
10 Sep

Solar Cars, Buses and Trains

This premium article is intended to be useful to all in the vehicle value chain from consultants, researchers and materials suppliers to product and system integrators, operators and facilities managers. The emphasis is on creating successful business and ongoing benefits to society, not reviewing solar racers built by students, other than where these have wider lessons.
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10 Sep

Forev Appoints SWARCO eVolt as charging technology and service partner

SWARCO eVolt has agreed a new programme with Forev, the Scottish-based EV charging infrastructure provider, to provide the technology and service support to help Forev create a network of fast/rapid EV chargers throughout Scotland.
10 Sep

Gerben Hilboldt appointed as CTO of Koolen Industries

Electric vehicle specialist Gerben Hilboldt has been appointed as chief technology officer of the Dutch clean energy solutions conglomerate Koolen Industries.
9 Sep

Lidar: Analysis of Photodetector Technologies

This article provides an analysis of photodetector technologies for lidar. The focus here is on applications in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles.
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9 Sep

Are you a start-up or research company? Explore the IDTechEx Launchpad

The IDTechEx Launchpad initiative is open to early-stage start-ups, universities, newly spun-out companies, research labs and government labs who can demonstrate a working prototype or product that highlights new advances in any of the related event topics of: electric vehicles, energy storage, graphene, internet of things, printed electronics, sensors, and wearable technology.
6 Sep

Supercapacitors Reappraised

In September 2019 we have reappraised the supercapacitor business.
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6 Sep

Massive Improvements Make 48V the Future Hybrid

IDTechEx predicts 48V hybrid will peak at a huge 13 million cars made in 2027, 10-15% of the car market. This is something that those with legacy assets in internal combustion ignore at their peril. There is more, as revealed in the new IDTechEx report "48V Mild Hybrid and 48V Full Hybrid Vehicles 2020-2030".
5 Sep

Lamborghini Sián: Limited edition hybrid super sports car

The fastest Lamborghini of all time is realized in a new futuristic design. Taking the most iconic V12 Lamborghini power plant of today, the Sián is engineered around unique hybrid technologies.