15 Jul 2019
Future of Heavy Duty EV Motors Off Road
Fork lift trucks are almost all induction because reliability and affordability trump performance here. Their batteries are rapidly going lithium-ion for something less toxic and nearer to fit-and-forget but there is no similar issue with the motors.
27 Jun 2019
Lightyear One vs Tesla Model 3
New solar car assessed: needs, uniques, competition.
31 May 2019
New Electric Vehicle Motors Grab Sales
Huge companies make traction motors for electric vehicles. After all, as the IDTechEx report, "Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles: Land, Water, Air 2019-2029" details, every EV has at least one traction motor and increasingly they have many, including one electric aircraft with no less than 36.
15 Mar 2019
Next Electric Vehicles Get Ultra Lightweight Motors
In electric aircraft, motor power-to-weight ratio is paramount for endurance, the main constraint on sales. You cannot lug ever more battery weight to get range. Indeed, better motors mean less battery in a land, water or air vehicle. The new IDTechEx Research report, "Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles: Land, Water, Air 2019-2029" explains the new emphasis on power-to-weight ratio with good efficiency.
19 Dec 2018
The Most Significant Materials 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.
6 Dec 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.
14 Sep 2018
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.
27 Feb 2018
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.
7 Feb 2018
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.
16 Nov 2016
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.
7 Jul 2015
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.
18 Jun 2015
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.