25 May 2022
H-TEC Systems Introduces Scalable Hydrogen Cube Systems
The modular system is suitable for large multi-MW PEM electrolysis plants and applications in the industrial, chemical, and renewable energy sectors. The modular system allows for successive expansion and scaling, as projects are often already designed for later expansion.
13 May 2022
Electric Vehicles Land, Sea, Air - Record Growth as Challenges Mount
Elon Musk once made a prediction that every form of transport, with the exception of space-faring rockets, will become electric. This prediction is starting to materialize as markets for electric cars, trucks, buses, boats, two-wheelers and air taxis reached new heights in 2021.
12 May 2022
Could Graphene by the Answer to the Semiconductor Shortage?
Semiconductors, which date back to the 19th century, are used everywhere in electronic devices, from automobile systems and air conditioners to laser treatment in cutting-edge medical systems. The continuing global shortage in semiconductors impacts how high-tech products are made around the world — the automotive industry alone is expected to lose $210 billion in revenue, with major players like BMW, Volkswagen and Ford already reporting the effects.
6 May 2022
Volkswagen and SEAT Mobilise 10 Billion Euros to Electrify Spain
The Volkswagen Group and SEAT SA will mobilise 10 billion euros, together with their partners in the Future: Fast Forward project, in the event of a positive resolution of the PERTE VEC. The Gigafactory will have an annual production capacity of 40 GWh, supplying the total volume of cells to Martorell and Pamplona. It will employ more than 3,000 people by 2030 and occupy an area of 200 hectares. Construction of the Gigafactory will begin in the first quarter of 2023, and production will start in 2026.
29 Apr 2022
Germany Launches World-First Battery Pass Project
Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action formally announced its "Battery Pass" project and its eleven consortium members, including Circulor, the leading supply chain traceability provider, as the project's technology implementor. The announcement marks the beginning of a three-year, German-funded R&D project to develop core data specifications and technical standards for a "passport", as well as a standardized dataspace to manage batteries that are manufactured or placed into service in the European Union.
14 Apr 2022
Ultimate Transmissions: Thermal Management of Electric Motors
Ultimate Transmissions have developed a new method of thermally managing the stator windings of an electric motor. The technology is relatively simple, but provides the potential for better cooling of the coil windings and the potential to eliminate the oil cooling spray.
7 Apr 2022
Countrywide Network of High Power electric Vehicle Chargers Complete
Extra MSA Group has partnered with Europe's leading high-power charging network IONITY to launch a complete network of high-power charging stations for electric vehicles, now available at all Extra MSA Group motorway service areas across the UK.
7 Apr 2022
Sustainable Marine First Major Milestone in EvoFoil Collaboration
Sustainable Marine has recorded the first major milestone in the Canadian-German EvoFoil Project after completing extreme load testing on a new 4.3m tidal turbine foil (blade).
4 Apr 2022
Derq — AI-Powered City Traffic Infrastructure
Derq uses its artificial intelligence (AI) software to power next-generation analytics and vehicle to anything (V2X) applications using existing traffic installations and infrastructure. Derq's analytics have benefitted 13 cities so far, while its V2X applications are currently being trialled by robotaxi pilot programs in Dubai and Las Vegas.
4 Apr 2022
Advanced Electric Machines: Rare Earth-Free Motors
Advanced Electric Machines is a UK-based manufacturer of electric motors. Their unique selling point is the elimination of permanent magnets and copper windings. They have a motor design for commercial vehicles and another for the passenger car market.
IDTechEx caught up with AEM to learn about their new progress and future plans.
23 Mar 2022
Not So Fast: EV Charging Rates Make a Difference
Charging speeds for electric vehicles (EVs) vary, from as little as 15 minutes using an ultra-rapid 350 kW charger, to as much as 24 hours when relying on a domestic wall outlet. Eventually, we could reach a point where recharging barely takes longer than filling up with fuel.
15 Mar 2022
Audi to Transform Automobile Into Experience Platform for VR
Audi is the first automobile manufacturer in the world to bring virtual-reality entertainment from holoride into series production. Beginning this summer, back seat passengers can put on virtual reality glasses and immerse themselves in various media formats including games, films and interactive content. The main attraction: The virtual content adapts to the driving movements of the car in real time.
14 Mar 2022
Integral e-Drive provide electric motors and power electronics to several motorsports and supercar applications. IDTechEx spoke to Integral e-Drive at FPC2022.