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.
Fuel cells developed using nanomaterials are cost effective, efficient
A fuel cell can be built from cheaper, more widely available metals using an atomic-level design that also gives the material long-term stability.
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?
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.
Stretchy plastic electrolytes for new lithium-ion battery design
The growing popularity of lithium-ion batteries in recent years has put a strain on the world's supply of cobalt and nickel - two metals integral to current battery designs - and sent prices surging. In a bid to develop alternative designs for lithium-based batteries with less reliance on those scarce metals, researchers have developed a promising new cathode and electrolyte system that replaces expensive metals and traditional liquid electrolyte with lower cost transition metal fluorides and a solid polymer electrolyte.
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.
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.
Highview Power appoints energy executive Salvatore Minopoli
Highview Power is pleased to announce that it has appointed Salvatore Minopoli as Vice President of Highview Power USA where he will focus on driving the development of projects in the eastern U.S. market.
VARTA sponsors energy storage system for tiny house at Solar Decathlon
Developing sustainable and energy-efficient houses is one of the major goals of the energy transition in the building sector. Participants in the Solar Decathlon Europe international student competition have now implemented this in the construction of a tiny house, and received several awards for it.
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.
In September 2019 we have reappraised the supercapacitor business.
Next generation pumped for Tasmania's future
Hydro Tasmania is accelerating detailed investigation of three key opportunities for pumped hydro development in the state as part of the Battery of the Nation initiative.
TeraWatt Technology battery prototype achieves 432Wh/kg (1122Wh/L)
TeraWatt Technology, provider of very high energy density Li-ion solid-state battery solution beyond 500Wh/kg and 1400Wh/L, has announced that its 4.5Ah prototype solid-state battery design achieved a record-breaking energy density of 432Wh/kg (1122Wh/L) in validation tests conducted by third parties
TeraWatt Technology are a solid-state battery company founded in Silicon Valley in 2017. They are a division of Chinese EV start-up Seres (formerly SF Motors, Inc).
Safer Batteries for electric vehicles
Preventing electric vehicles from bursting into flames on impact is a primary goal of a new Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University project funded by the Ford Motor Company.
CoinPower brings energy to digital medicine and fitness
How people deal with their own health is changing dramatically. What was previously discussed in a personal conversation with a doctor is increasingly shifting to "indirect" contact, for example via telemedicine. At the same time, more and more people are relying on wearables to independently monitor their medical parameters.
Protein batteries for safer, environmentally friendly power storage
Proteins are good for building muscle, but their building blocks also might be helpful for building sustainable organic batteries that could someday be a viable substitute for conventional lithium-ion batteries, without their safety and environmental concerns.
Hawaii to accelerate islands' renewable energy transition
The Hawaiian Electric Companies are beginning Hawai'i's largest procurement effort for renewable energy resources to end the use of coal and reduce reliance on imported oil for power generation, moving the state closer to its goal of using 100 percent renewable energy by 2045.
Webinar Thurs 12 September 2019 - Value from Second-life EV Batteries
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 12 September 2019 titled Extracting Value from Second-life Electric Vehicle Batteries.