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.
Auto industry reacts to deal on CO2 targets for cars and vans
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association takes note of the final deal on the CO2 regulation for cars and vans, setting targets for the years 2025 and 2030, which was struck by the EU member states and the European Parliament.
Dr Na Jiao reports on her findings from the IDTechEx Show! USA 2018.
Electric Vehicle Futures at the IDTechEx Show! Silicon Valley
Many new electric vehicles were on display at the IDTechEx Show! on November 14-15 in Santa Clara, but that was the tip of the iceberg. The event had a hidden message; the future enabling technologies for electric vehicles (EVs) from buses to cars to mining vehicles.
Volvo Cars, Baidu to develop and manufacture autonomous cars
Volvo Cars has reached an agreement with Baidu to jointly develop electric and fully autonomous drive-compatible cars with the aim of mass producing them for China, the largest car market in the world.
Volvo invests in electric car charging company FreeWire
Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in electric car charging company FreeWire Technologies via the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, deepening the company's commitment to a fully electric future.