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Tesla was founded in 2003 in Silicon Valley and shifted the rather traditional automotive scene in turmoil. Elon Musk, founder and CEO of the company, who is known among other things for his commitment for example Solar City and SpaceX, describes the overarching goal of Tesla thus, drive change from an internal economy to a solar electric industry. After the introduction of the Tesla Roadster, a supercar in the luxury sector in 2008, the launch of the Model S took place in 2012, the first 100% electric premium sedan. Finally, a few months ago Tesla's third vehicle was presented, the Model X. This SUV combines the space of a minivan with the performance of a sports car. In 2017/2018 the Model 3 will be presented, a typical middle-class vehicle, which will significantly contribute to the final breakthrough of the electric mobility.
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2022
25 Nov 2022

Free-to-Attend Webinar: Electric Vehicles 2022 EOY Round-up

Wednesday 30 November 2022 - Record Road Sales, Emerging Electric Motors & Hydrogen Fuel-cell Opportunities. Electric car markets in 2022: Europe, the US and China; The latest trends on EV componentry: power electronics and motors; Heavy-duty electric vehicle developments; and Opportunities for hydrogen fuel-cell adoption in transport
18 Nov 2022

Join the IDTechEx Electric Vehicles 2022 EOY Round-up Webinar

Wednesday 30 November 2022 - This webinar will summarise the major EV market events of 2022 alongside the underlying technology and materials developments which will underpin future growth.
18 Nov 2022

Electric Vehicle Markets & Technologies on the Road to 2023

It has been another momentous year for electric vehicle markets and technologies, with major policy developments, sales growth, and landmark models set to enter the market.
17 Nov 2022

Electric Truck Deployment Ready for Acceleration in 2023

Though battery-electric models currently make up only a small fraction of total global truck sales (around 0.4% in 2021), it is already clear that the transition from diesel combustion engines to zero-emission technologies is well underway.
14 Nov 2022

Industrial Robots in Automotive Manufacturing

Robotics and automation have gained significant momentum during the past two decades. However, with the recent global turmoil, the increasing likelihood of recession, unprecedented inflation in many countries, and geopolitical tensions, many challenges in the manufacturing industry have been exacerbated.
9 Nov 2022

EVs Are the Next Big Opportunity for Fire Protection Materials

The occurrence of fires in electric vehicles (EVs) is less common than their combustion engine counterparts, in total number but also in terms of the rate per miles traveled. However infrequent, it is extremely important to protect the vehicle's occupants and prolong the time for a fire to exit the battery pack for as long as possible.
28 Oct 2022

Li-ion Battery Market 2023-2033: Technologies, Players, Applications, Outlooks and Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Alex Holland
27 Oct 2022

30 Giga-Watt Hours of Electric Vehicle Markets Beyond Cars

While electric cars will remain the largest electric vehicle market for the foreseeable future in terms of battery demand and market revenue generation, most transport sectors are facing a transition. In this article, IDTechEx summarizes key developments in non-automotive sectors, showing each sector's global battery demand (in 2021) for relative scale.
18 Oct 2022

Subscription-based Electric Car Scheme to Lower Costs

People eager to get into an electric car without a huge upfront cost or long commitments can now get one via subscription through their employers.
4 Oct 2022

Will Tesla's Humanoid Robot "Optimus" Really Be Able to Serve People?

Due to the labor shortage and decreasing costs of hardware, using robots to serve people has gained significant momentum over the past decade, with Tesla unveiling their humanoid robot "Optimus" at the electric vehicle maker's "AI Day" event last week.
3 Oct 2022

Our Next Energy (ONE)

Our Next Energy are a US start-up developing advanced battery technology for electric vehicles. IDTechEx spoke with them (Samuel Haberl, Technical Product Manager) at the Battery Show North America 2022.
23 Sep 2022

CATL

CATL are the leading manufacturer of Li-ion batteries globally.
20 Sep 2022

Tinci Materials

Tinci (Guangzhou Tinci Materials Company ltd) are a Chinese chemicals manufacturer and one of the leading suppliers of Li-ion electrolytes.
14 Sep 2022

Very High Speed Motor Offers Improved Power Density for EVs

Engineers have built a new high-speed motor which has the potential to increase the range of electric vehicles. The design of the prototype IPMSM type motor was inspired by the shape of the longest railroad bridge in South Korea and has achieved speeds of 100,000 revolutions per minute.
7 Sep 2022

IONETIC Reveals EV Battery Pack Technology

IONETIC launches its state-of-the-art EV battery pack design platform, which can cut the development cost and time for automotive manufacturers bringing a new electric vehicle to market.
17 Aug 2022

Record Electric Car Sales as Governments Double Down on Support

While 2022 continues to add to the challenges electric vehicle (EV) makers face, markets are still growing. Indeed, electric car sales for the first half of 2022 reached ~3.5 million, according to IDTechEx research.
17 Aug 2022

Boundary Layer Technologies: Hydrofoiling Hydrogen Container Ships

Boundary Layer Technologies, a Californian start-up founded in 2018, is launching a highly efficient hydrofoiling electric ferry called Electra. IDTechEx also learned of the company's ambitious plans for a high-speed, zero-emission cargo ship powered by onboard liquid hydrogen, for launch circa 2025.
15 Aug 2022

Plugless Power

Plugless Power Inc. is a privately held company based in Houston, Texas, that developed and manufactured low power wireless charging equipment for electric vehicles. It offered its products as a premium aftermarket accessory through 2016 to 2019 before stopping all sales. IDTechEx spoke to its CEO, Michael Rai Anderson, to understand the state of the company and future outlook.
12 Aug 2022

WiTricity

WiTricity is a wireless charging company spun-out from the physics department at MIT and has over 1200 patents in the field. It licenses its IP to auto OEMs and tier 1s looking to introduce wireless charging platforms as well as offering its own product. IDTechEx spoke to David Schatz, VP of Sales and Business Development at WiTricity, to understand its technology and business model.
10 Aug 2022

Electric Cars H1 2022: Targets, Sales & Shortages

In this premium article, IDTechEx provides an overview of the multiple industry shortages, an update on global car sales data for H1 2022, and highlights three approaches to improve drive cycle efficiency: 800V platforms, high voltage cabling, and solar bodywork.