Webinar Thursday 23 May 2019- Supercapacitors Markets
IDTechEx is hosting a free webinar on Thursday 23 May 2019 titled Supercapacitors Markets.
Electric car registrations surpassed 100,000 units in Europe
The European car market registered its seventh consecutive month of decline in March 2019. Ongoing political and economic uncertainty, including lack of clarity around Brexit, alongside consumer preoccupation with diesel bans in cities, meant that overall demand continued to decline.
Electric Vehicles Reinvented: Novi Forums with a Difference
How do you leapfrog Tesla? How do you avoid circling the drain with much of the car industry when peak car hits? A whole world of new technologies and new markets awaits. Who can reveal the implications, opportunities and vehicles arriving from nowhere such as vast numbers of robot solar weeders on farms? Enter the IDTechEx Business & Technology Insight Forums "Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage" in Novi Michigan 10-12 June.
Visit to "SMMTConnected" event London 4 April 2019
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders SMMT is the well-run UK trade association for the automotive industry. Its conference and exhibition involved about 600 people and it was extremely positive and informative.
World's first full-size, autonomous electric bus
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Volvo Buses have launched the world's first full size, autonomous electric bus. The single-deck Volvo Electric bus is 12 metres long and has a full capacity close to 80 passengers.
Electric Buses and Trucks Essential for EV Winners
Buses and trucks are essentially one business because the same companies increasingly make both using the same technologies.
Key to Successful Pure Electric Cars
There is no correlation of successful sales numbers or value with oil price or even up-front price in relation to electric cars. Dr Peter Harrop explores their trajectory.
Huge Battery Opportunities from Radical Changes in EV Demand
The biggest demand for lithium-ion batteries is moving away from cars and in electric cars it will be a matter of less battery on average.
League Table of EV Manufacturers: Next Winners and Losers
The EV business is highly fragmented with great scope for consolidation leading to economy of scale.
First electric Volvo trucks delivered to customers
Volvo Trucks delivered its first all-electric vehicles - a refuse truck to waste and recycling company Renova, and a distribution truck to the logistics company DB Schenker and partner haulier TGM, operating in Sweden.
Automotive Interiors Project in Printed, In-Mold Electronics
Today, Geely Design, CEVT and TactoTek® jointly announced that they have initiated projects to develop smart surfaces for multiple automotive brands owned by CEVT's parent company, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. The current interiors project is the first of several anticipated by the framework agreement between the companies.
China: Electric Vehicle Program Beyond Cars
The Chinese government shrewdly controls supply and demand for sectors it deems important. As elsewhere it has to cope with people moving to cities.
Chinese Supercapacitor Vehicles Spreading Worldwide
Consider supercapacitor buses. CRRC of China has been quietly exporting them to Bulgaria, Israel, and Austria recently and its own supercapacitor manufacturers now make good products and plan 30% cost reduction within 3 years.
Bosch to assume full control of electric motor manufacturer EM-motive
Bosch is now assuming full control of EM-motive, one of Europe's most successful manufacturers of electric motors. Bosch and Daimler set up EM-motive GmbH as a fifty-fifty joint venture in 2011. Since then, it has manufactured some 450,000 electric motors.
Dilemma of Automotive Vertical Integration
It is a rule-of-thumb that manufacturers should vertically integrate only when products and markets mature, so they can confidently shave off the last pennies of cost. One exception is when shortages loom: Tesla built its battery gigafactory fast using proven Panasonic technology. However, many suppliers now build battery gigafactories.
Electricity takes to the water with Volvo Penta
In the next phase of Gothenburg's drive to connect its residents with a seamless citywide low emission commuting network, a Volvo Penta powered electric ferry service is being introduced into the ElectriCity transport ecosystem.