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2019
9 Aug

Death of internal combustion: 1000 kilometers EV range

Electric aircraft have got there. Cars next. With no road resistance, the best electric aircraft, the Bye Aerospace eFlyer, achieves 1000km with its solar wing option. This range will be the final nail in the coffin of internal combustion cars. It is longer than some of them offer. With gasoline stations shutting down, guess who then gets range anxiety! See the IDTechEx reports, "Electric Vehicles 2020-2030" forecasting premium solar cars, mainstream solar cars and 98 other EV categories: unique detail. See also the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft 2020-2030".
1 Aug

Asada Mesh

Asada Mesh provides stainless steel mesh for the screen printing electronics industry. The company has demonstrated sub 20 micron screen printed conductive line widths using its mesh and has the leading market share for mesh supply for multi layered ceramic capacitors and photovoltaics.
29 Jul

Highlights From EVS 32

Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS) is the longest-running and largest event dedicated solely to electric vehicles. Having started in 1969, this year was the 50th anniversary of EVS, held in Lyon, France. IDTechEx Analyst Luke Gear was in attendance and presents his findings in this article.
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26 Jul

Review of current power modules in electric vehicles (HEV, PHEV, BEV)

This part IV of our article series. In this part, we provide an overview of various power modules used in hybrid and pure electric vehicles today.
26 Jul

A new material for the battery of the future

Researchers have discovered a new high performance and safe battery material capable of speeding up charge and discharge to a level never observed so far. Practically, if the first tests are confirmed, this new material could be used in the batteries of the future with better energy storage, faster charge and discharge and higher safety targeting many uses from smartphones, to electric bicycle and cars.
25 Jul

Robots to help out at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

At Tokyo 2020, the robots to be introduced by Toyota will be used to support the mobility of people at various locations and venues. By helping people feel and experience their hopes and dreams, Toyota believes it will be able to further contribute to the excitement and success of the Tokyo 2020 Games.
24 Jul

BYD, Toyota to jointly develop battery electric vehicles

BYD Toyota have signed an agreement for the joint development of battery electric vehicles. The two parties will jointly develop sedans and low-floor SUVs as well as the onboard batteries for these vehicles and others with the aim to launch them in the Chinese market under the Toyota brand in the first half of the 2020s.
22 Jul

Toyota

Dr Peter Harrop explores Toyota's progress with pure electric vehicles in 2019.
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22 Jul

CATL and Toyota partnership for New Energy Vehicle batteries

The two companies have also commenced discussions that cover a wide range of fields, including: supply of batteries, new technology development, product quality improvements, and the reuse and recycling of batteries.
19 Jul

Koolen invests in hydrogen bromine flow battery maker Elestor

Koolen Industries has signed the agreement for a multi-million investment in the electricity storage company Elestor BV. After years of research and development, Elestor is at the verge of introducing its revolutionary hydrogen bromine flow battery to the market.
12 Jul

Shortage of Lithium-ion Batteries: How to Cope

Shortage of lithium-ion batteries is probable. Too few gigafactories. Too many burning batteries: factories shut to sort out their problems. The US-China trade war cuts off materials. Inadequate lithium or cobalt mining.
9 Jul

Testing the potential of solar batteries

Sharp Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation to commence public road trials from late July 2019. The trials aim to assess the effectiveness of improvements in cruising range and fuel efficiency of electrified vehicles equipped with high-efficiency solar batteries.
27 Jun

Lightyear One vs Tesla Model 3

New solar car assessed: needs, uniques, competition.
27 Jun

Fuel cell EVs fit in where?

Time was when fuel cells were to be in every bike then every motorbike then they were pushed back to ever larger vehicles. The IDTechEx take is that fuel cells are most likely to find their place where batteries cannot give the range and where few of the expensive charging station systems are needed meaning fleets and trains.
26 Jun

Frankfurt Laser Company

Frankfurt Laser Company are an international distributor of laser diode products and a custom laser solution provider.
26 Jun

New League Table of Largest EV Manufacturers Calculated June 2019

Increasingly those seeking the greatest economy of scale in EVs are making wider and wider ranges of vehicles for new applications. Read on to find out more.
19 Jun

Plug-in Hybrids Questioned

IDTechEx now believes that there may be no hybrid cars sold after 2030 other than 48V MHEV continuing for a few years due to their exceptionally low cost. Read on to find out more.
19 Jun

Drayage Trucks: Three Zero Emission Options Compete - Supercapacitor,

Trucks greatly outnumber buses in the world but because buses cause so many foul air deaths in cities they are the first to be electrified, over 400,000 now being pure electric. Read on to find out more.
19 Jun

Material Handling EVs Update June 2019

Some call it intralogistics. Either way, this is the industry providing logistics in a confined area such as a factory, warehouse or dock. The vehicle part of the industry involves drayage trucks the size of on-road trucks and robotic automatic guided vehicles AGV but primarily it is about forklifts.
14 Jun

Tesla Aircraft

Expect seven-times the air traffic in 2050 increasing greenhouse gas X4 unless something radical happens. Elon Musk has made interesting statements about electric aircraft over the years. His Tesla will survive and prosper: if Tesla investors stop investing the Chinese will snap it up. Either way, somewhere down its list of priorities will be reinventing pure electric aircraft, so what does Tesla bring to the table?