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2020
26 Mar 2020

First Online Consumer Platform for Purchasing Remote Solar Panels

The project is unique as it gives an opportunity to buy or rent a remote solar panel and do all that using one online platform. As the world needs faster and more efficient ways to generate renewable energy, online platforms like "Solar Community" could be a life-changing solution.
24 Mar 2020

Tesla Motors (battery development)

This profile discusses Tesla involvement in Li-ion battery development specifically.
24 Mar 2020

LG Chem

LG Chem have been expanding their Li-ion business aggressively.
23 Mar 2020

New York to Replace Diesel Transit Buses with All-Electric

The State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority announced that more than $24 million is now available to replace diesel-powered transit buses with new all-electric transit buses, which will help improve air quality, reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, and promote investment in cleaner fuel technologies, among other benefits.
23 Mar 2020

Northvolt

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.
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".
28 Feb 2020

OLEDWorks

Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh visited OLEDWorks in Aachen, North Germany, to meet with Dr Wolfgang Goergen, Managing Director of the OLEDWorks GmbH. OLEDWorks is the last man standing in the field of OLED lighting production.
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

A Wearable Exoskeleton from the PowerGrasp Project

In automobile production, industrial robots and production lines largely relieve people of having to work with heavy loads. This is not the case for people who work in a trade or in care, where the body can be heavily burdened by hard work. In the PowerGrasp project, a second skin provides additional strength.
4 Feb 2020

Hanergy Collapse: Significance for EV and Photovoltaic Industry

Hanergy is a large Chinese company. In past years, it has been in trouble for allegedly false accounting but it has been a global leader in flexible and thin film photovoltaics including GaAs and copper indium gallium diselenide CIGS and it has its own advanced silicon photovoltaics PV.
29 Jan 2020

FlexEnable

Formerly part of Plastic Logic, FlexEnable has developed a flexible organic thin film transistor (OTFT) backplane that can be produced at low temperatures. It then licences this technology to manufacturers, with a key selling point that it can be integrated into existing LCD display fabrication lines to produce curved OLCD displays.
28 Jan 2020

SenseGlove

We met with Niels Bogerd at the SenseGlove booth at CES 2020. We had previously met and discussed their product at CES 2018, so it was a good opportunity to see how far they had come in two years.
20 Jan 2020

Audi Invests Around EUR100 Million in Charging Infrastructure

On its journey to becoming a provider of entirely CO2-neutral premium mobility, Audi is making excellent progress at its own sites. By the middle of 2022, Audi will equip one in ten parking spaces with a possibility to charge electric cars, most of which will be accessible to the public.
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
2 Jan 2020

Volkswagen Raises Electric Car Production Forecast for 2025

Under the latest plans, the strategic target of one million electric cars is expected to be reached end of 2023, two years earlier than previously predicted. The Volkswagen brand expects 1.5 million electric cars to be produced in 2025.
2019
31 Dec 2019

Volkswagen Lets its Charging Robots Loose

Volkswagen provides a glimpse into the future in which the search for charging stations for electric cars comes to an end. Volkswagen Group Components' mobile charging robot takes over this task - and drives to the electric car completely autonomously.
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.
18 Dec 2019

Ground-Breaking Autonomous Transport Project in Qatar

In Doha, representatives of Volkswagen AG and the Qatar Investment Authority signed the 'Project Qatar Mobility'. The goal is to develop a ground-breaking autonomous transport project and transform the future of urban mobility to a sustainable and commercial deployment of AD shuttles and bus services - even beyond 2022.
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.