How do Carmakers Deal With Less Cars?
From London to Sydney, one-bedroom apartments with a car space attached are becoming a rarity as planners impose tight controls on the provision of parking in new blocks, slashing costs and gridlock.
Toyota's new $2.8 billion company to develop self-driving software
Toyota will establish a new company in Tokyo in the latter part of this month named "Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development" that will accelerate its efforts in advanced development for automated driving.
BMW is extremely active when it comes to battery innovation. The company has performed a screening of battery materials to achieve high performance, and is also working on second-life applications.
Electric Vehicles at CES 2018
IDTechEx analysts attended CES 2018. Key themes from automotive companies and suppliers were not only the vehicles themselves, but the increasing intersection between autonomy, connectivity and electrification through partnerships and ambitious technology development roadmaps.
Toyota announces electric vehicle plans
Toyota Motor Corporation announces today its plans toward the popularization of electrified vehicles for the decade 2020-2030.
Panasonic to make batteries for Toyota electric cars
Toyota Motor Corporation and Panasonic Corporation announce an agreement to begin studying the feasibility of a joint automotive prismatic battery business.
BASF Battery Materials
BASF is arguably the world's largest chemical company. After a successful stint with NiMH batteries, the company is trying to replicate that success with new cathode materials for Li-ion batteries.
Report on the Winton Symposium
IDTechEx analysts Aman Atak and Luke Gear report on their findings at this event.
Toyota unveils third generation humanoid robot T-HR3
Toyota Motor Corporation revealed T-HR3, the company's third generation humanoid robot.
Toyota Central Research & Development Laboratories, Inc.
Toyota recently announced being in the final stages of development of a functioning all-solid-state battery for electric vehicles. Energy density is supposed to be 400 Wh/L (300 Wh/kg) at pack level.
Rapid cellphone charging getting closer to reality
Research in lithium-ion batteries has opened up a plethora of possibilities in the development of next-generation batteries. In particular, the metal-air batteries with significantly greater energy density close to that of gasoline per kilogram, has recently been acknowledged and invested by world's leading companies, like IBM.
Highlights from Energy Independent Electric Vehicles (EIEV) Conference
The conference saw attendees and presentations from automotive OEMs through to small innovative start-ups and research groups. Keynote speakers included Toyota, Sono Motors, Hanergy Europe and Project Loon.
Opvius and the World of OPV
The future of organic photovoltaics is discussed in this article, including information from an IDTechEx interview with Opvius.
Mobile electrics at watts to kilowatts without batteries
Battery elimination, indeed elimination of all energy storage, is moving to even higher power, from electronics to electrical engineering.
Three aspirations for long distance EVs
All the publicity currently goes to the race to make regular and premium cars have longer range. This is because most people want only one car so it must be capable of the long distance trip however rare. That must be achieved despite the inadequacy of charging points in number, speed and compatibility of interface and payment means.
Removing Cars from Cities: Perfect Storm
Cars must be driven out of cities to tackle the UK's air pollution crisis, not just replaced with electric vehicles, according to the UK government's top adviser talking in August 2017.
Ioxus View of the Supercapacitor Business
This article covers IDTechEx's recent interview with members of Ioxus staff.
Energy independent electric vehicles: amazing new developments
As the world's first conference on Energy Independent Electric Vehicles approaches on September 27-28 in the Technical University of Delft Netherlands, key players, all of whom are speaking at the event, have been announcing some remarkable new developments.
Renewables and EVs: Japan and New Zealand compared
No, not what you thought. Japan has very dirty power generation with renewables stuck at around 10% for two decades then rising last year to approach 15%. New Zealand has now powered up from 80 to 85% renewables feeding its grid - around the figures of Iceland and Norway.
Chinese rescue another electric laggard: Fiat Chrysler?
Analyst IDTechEx has long appraised the auto industry as consisting of those leading the move to pure electric powertrains such as Tesla, Renault + Nissan, Yutong and BYD of China, those only recently giving it major emphasis such as Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen (under duress) and Daimler and those almost in denial such as Fiat Chrysler, Mazda and Suzuki, their pure electric activity being more of a gesture than a serious activity.