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7 Jun 2021

Analysis of QuantumScape's Technology

QuantumScape, a US-based start-up working on solid-state battery went to the public due to Volkswagen's investment. There have been lots of discussion on this company. Is it a hope or hype, and how about their technologies? This article will give a detailed analysis of QuantumScape's technology. In addition, QuantumScape's patent portfolios are also introduced, with explanations and comments on their important patents.
26 May 2021

Nano One Materials

Nano One Materials are a Canadian company who have developed a new process to manufacture coated, single-crystal Li-ion cathode active material. IDTechEx spoke with Nano One Materials' CEO, Dan Blondal.
20 May 2021

Lamborghini: Electrification and COVID Update

Lamborghini recently announced its updated electrification targets and its financial performance for 2020.
12 May 2021

Electric Vehicles to Drive Demand for Thermal Interface Materials

There are several industries that are starting to emerge and/or focus more on thermal management and the requirement for TIMs, leading to new and extremely large potential markets.
29 Apr 2021

IRP Systems Announces $31M to Accelerate EV Powertrain Offerings

IRP Systems provides TrueDrive, a revolutionary electric powertrain that enables high performance and efficiency while reducing the weight, size and overall cost of the powertrain in electric vehicles of all sizes. Using IRP's cutting-edge electric motors and controllers, electric vehicle manufacturers can eliminate the industry's tradeoff between cost and performance.
28 Apr 2021

OLEDWorks

OLEDWorks develops OLED lighting, primarily targeting the automotive sector. This update covers its exhibits at the recent Auto Shanghai 2021 Conference.
26 Apr 2021

3 Types of Car That Have Prospered Despite COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a drastic effect on the automotive industry. Despite these damning figures, there is a silver lining. This article looks at the 3 types of cars where sales saw an increase across most of the globe.
22 Apr 2021

The Key Technologies for Winning the Fight Against Climate Change

Each year, April 22nd marks Earth Day, a worldwide event that aims to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement. To mark Earth Day 2021, here are some of the technologies that IDTechEx believes will be instrumental in winning the fight against climate change.
8 Apr 2021

Many Routes to 1000 Mile Battery Vehicles

It is easy to make 1000-mile battery-electric vehicles, and the effect on market uptake will be profound.
7 Apr 2021

Louisenthal

Louisenthal is best known as a manufacturer of foils for banknotes. This background profile focusses in a recently they have launched a prototype transparent heater, applicable to automotive applications.
6 Apr 2021

Volkswagen's Long-term, High-Manganese Cathode Strategy

In this article IDTechEx provides commentary on the reference during Volkswagen's recent Power Day to their long-term strategy of employing high-manganese cathodes for their 'volume segment'. What does 'high-manganese' refer to, and how do they compare to other cathode materials?
23 Mar 2021

A Role for High-Manganese Cathodes: Analysis of Volkswagen's Power Day

On March 15th 2021, Volkswagen held a Tesla-like event, Power Day, outlining their strategy and technology roadmap for their shift toward electric vehicles (EVs). This premium article will focus specifically on VW's long-term strategy to make use of high-manganese cathodes, delving into what is meant by 'high-manganese cathodes', how they compare to other cathode materials with regards to performance and cost, and the commercial activity and opportunity they hold.
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19 Mar 2021

Lucid Motors

Lucid Motors is getting closer to the release of the 'Lucid Air' - a 924V premium sedan with impressive custom-built components.
19 Mar 2021

Audi

As part of the VW Group, Audi is also making a strong push towards electrification. Their first battery electric vehicles have been successful and many more models are expected by 2025.
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16 Mar 2021

Volkswagen Group: Power Day

On the 15th of March 2021, Volkswagen (VW) presented its technology roadmap for batteries and charging up to 2030. The event titled "Power Day" was split into two sections: the batteries and the charging.
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16 Mar 2021

Living Lab of 200 Real World Smart Homes for Testing Electric Vehicles

Innovative companies developing smart home products or services that incorporate electric vehicle charging will benefit from a new offering in Energy Systems Catapult's real-world test environment - the Living Lab.
23 Feb 2021

Volkswagen Begins Electric Car Sharing in Hamburg

Volkswagen Group has already succeeded with the WeShare pilot project in Berlin since 2019 - so successfully, in fact, that fully electric car sharing will now also be possible in Hamburg from February 25.
19 Feb 2021

Ford Europe Goes All-In on Electric Vehicles

Ford has committed that by mid-2026, 100 percent of Ford's passenger vehicle range in Europe will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, and will be completely all-electric by 2030.
12 Feb 2021

Sustainable Alternative Fuels 2021-2031

IDTechEx Report: Dr Alex Holland
9 Feb 2021

Solar Vehicles 2021-2041 2nd Edition

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Matthew Dyson