The Most Significant Material Science News of 2018
Advancements in material science and material processing will always play a central role in any technological progression. IDTechEx has been providing leading market analysis on a broad range of advanced materials and their technology analysts have given their pick of the key news stories from 2018.
Learnings from Battery & Energy Day Two
The event Battery & Energy Dec 4-5 Coventry University ended with a second day of presentations and discussion panels.
Large Opportunity for 48VMH Medium and Large Trucks?
Like the car equivalents, 48V mild hybrid trucks do not start as electric vehicles (driving the wheels electrically some or all of the time) but they are headed that way.
Metal Matrix Composites (MMC): finally reaching the top of wish lists
Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) have been known and explored for a very long time, but new innovations and an increased demand for high-performance lightweight materials means that they are finally ready to make it beyond their previous false starts.
YASA opens new 100,000 unit Oxford production facility
YASA's new Oxford production facility was officially opened by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP.
Through innovate UK funded projects.
Market forecasts, key powertrains, components for industrial EVs
n this second article on the iVT Electric and Hybrid Industrial Vehicle Technology Symposium November 9-10 in Cologne Germany, we look at powertrains and components being favoured. Because of the large power surges in and out with many of these vehicles, you more often saw supercapacitors compared to on-road vehicles and hybrids remain the preferred option by far.
Electric Vehicle wins outright at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
For the first time, an electric car is the overall winner at an internationally recognised motorsport event, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, USA.
Electric vehicle power electronics: divergent approaches
The power electronics business as applied to electric vehicles is becoming so huge that very divergent approaches become viable.
Highlights of IDTechEx Show! Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing
IDTechEx's Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing, conference was successfully held during the 28th and 29th of April 2015 in Berlin.
YASA Motors secures £5m to expand production of electric motors
YASA Motors, the company delivering ultra-high performance electric motors, has received a strong boost with the investment of £5m.
YASA Motors Limited is a thriving young company based in Oxford, England which specialises in very high power and torque density axial flux motors. A spin off from Oxford University, it was founded in 2009 and investment was initially from business angels and the founders.
YASA Motors manufactures a highly differentiated advanced axial flux motor and generator based on its proprietary Yokeless And Segmented Armature (YASA™) technology.
Oxford Yasa Motors in racing, motorcycles and sports cars
Oxford YASA Motors has an axial flux synchronous motor technology with exceptional power to weight ratio that it is putting into racing cars, motorcycles and sports cars with partners in Malaysia and elsewhere.