23 Sep 2021
EV Power Electronics: Driving Semiconductor Demand in a Chip Shortage
Semiconductors are the lifeblood of the modern age. From your watch to a washing machine, everything these days seems to be 'smart', 'connected' and therefore enabled by semiconductors. Unsurprisingly then, a massive shortage of chips present 'across all categories', according to some industry executives, is having a profound impact.
21 Sep 2021
Redwood Materials is a Li-ion battery recycler based in Carson City, Nevada. The company recently closed a $700 million Series C raise to expand its current operations and announced plans to produce battery materials from its recycled content.
17 Sep 2021
Barriers Fall Unleashing Autonomous Cars in 2021
The new IDTechEx report, "Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis & Sensors 2022-2042", discovers that level 3 autonomous vehicle technology has been ready since 2017- so where are the autonomous vehicles? The answer lies in unclear liability rules, which have turned out to be a massive headache for automakers like Audi, Tesla, GM, Mercedes, and others.
9 Sep 2021
Electric Vehicles Taking Over the Roads, Seas and Skies
World Electric Vehicle Day is here, and, as an industry analyst, it presents a great occasion to take a retrospective look at the past decade of innovation and disruption.
31 Aug 2021
Why Driving Will be Outlawed by 2050
Autonomous cars will match or exceed human safety by 2024, after which they will grow rapidly at a CAGR of 30% finds IDTechEx's new report "Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis & Sensors 2022-2042". By the 2040s, they will be capable of fulfilling the world's mobility needs without a single collision. So why should humans be allowed to continue driving?
26 Aug 2021
Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed
Electraflyer has announced that it has passed crossover, meaning it now sells more battery-electric aircraft than polluting ones. Pipistrel sold over 100 battery-electric aircraft last year as they take over from its traditional offerings. Bye Aerospace does not even make conventional aircraft. With its Tesla-style approach, its order book exceeds 720 battery-electric aircraft evenly split between two and four-seaters. As the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft: Smart City and Regional 2021-2041" points out, this has caught Cessna, Cirrus and Piper by surprise.
23 Aug 2021
Many Trends to Track for Li-ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles
With the growing momentum behind the electric vehicle market comes an added importance of understanding the Li-ion batteries that power them, the variety of design choices available, and trends in their implementation.
20 Aug 2021
Tesla Autopilot: AV or not AV, That is the Question
This week the US federal agency governing road safety has announced an investigation into Tesla and its self-driving car claims, bringing the challenges of autonomous vehicle adoption to the spotlight.
19 Aug 2021
National Aviation Day: Bumblebees and Electric Aircraft Cannot Fly
To mark National Aviation Day, a celebration of the history and development of aviation, IDTechEx analysts consider the future of electric aircraft.
16 Aug 2021
Aurora is a startup working in autonomy. Aurora is based in California and is active in robotaxi testing as well as autonomous heavy logistics trucks.
5 Aug 2021
About ten years ago, Echodyne, Kymeta and Evolv Technology broke off Intellectual Ventures to sell metamaterial products.
5 Aug 2021
Electrification Will Take Mines Beyond Mining
Imagine mines with so much electricity production and storage that they do far more downstream processing. As reserves deplete, many will even transition to being zero-emission power stations and electricity storage for local communities and industry or even national grids. The cost of making-good becomes income from reinvention. That is the untold story of mining electrification, beyond the vital safety, greening, and cost reduction of electrics.
2 Aug 2021
Longest eVTOL Flight to Date
Joby Aero Inc has achieved an important milestone in the development of its aircraft, flying a full-size prototype vehicle more than 150 miles on a single charge, including a vertical take-off and landing.
28 Jul 2021
Air Taxi Winners: Watch Orders Not Investment
Air taxi operators are unfazed by the 200 or so organizations designing vertical take-off electric aircraft. Follow the economics and the orders not the fluid investments from people seeking the next Tesla. Those getting the huge investments often lack significant orders.
26 Jul 2021
ESI Automotive is a part of $1.8 billion Element Solutions Inc, and makes and supplies innovative power module packaging materials into the electric vehicle industry to improve performance and lifetime.
14 Jul 2021
DuPont: EV Battery Materials
DuPont has a wide portfolio of thermal management and structural materials for EV batteries. Dr James Edmondson from IDTechEx interviewed DuPont to find out more about their portfolio and several applications in the EV market.
13 Jul 2021
Many 600 Mile Electric Cars in 2025
Here come 600-mile electric cars and they will grab market share even as city cars. At last, you will be able to buy a car that lets you vacation in it wherever you wish.
13 Jul 2021
Gentherm Incorporated created the first thermoelectrically heated and cooled seat system for the automotive industry.
8 Jul 2021
Unexpected Trends from IDTechEx's EV Data & Tools Portfolio
2021 is cementing the electric car's dominant position in the future of the auto industry as OEMs have increased electrification targets, announced more battery-electric models, and planned new technology adoption strategies. To properly understand these trends, granular, high-quality data is essential.
22 Jun 2021
In Finland, Visedo, part of Danfoss of Denmark, has a machine that sounds similar to that in the Tesla 3.