6 Sep 2021
SES, formerly known as SolidEnergy Systems, used to pursue solid-state Li-Metal technology. SolidEnergy was a spin out from MIT founded in 2012 by Dr. Qichao Hu. It was incubated at A123 in its early years. In 2015, Dr Hu realized that all solid-state batteries look good on paper but have fundamental difficulties in real cell production. Then in 2018, the company changed its name to SES after restructuring, addressing its focus on hybrid approach with high-concentration solvent-in-salt liquid electrolyte, solid-state protection coating for Li-Metal anode and AI software to monitor the battery health. The hybrid approach also has a more practical mass manufacturing capability.
25 Mar 2021
Geely Auto Forms New Premium Electric Car Company - Zeekr
Geely Auto Group has announced the formation of a new company, Zeekr Company Limited, a new electric mobility technology and solutions company based in China that will serve growing global demand for premium electric vehicles.
16 Mar 2021
Market for eVTOL Air Taxis to Grow to $14.7 Billion by 2041
Air taxis and flying cars are easy to hype but IDTechEx's new report on the subject is not that hype. This independent research into electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for passenger transport reflects the reality of the eVTOL market at this early stage of its development.
11 Jan 2021
Energy Storage Related Webinars Available to Watch On-Demand Today
IDTechEx currently have a number of energy storage related webinars available to watch on-demand. These include presentations on 2020 highlights, solid-state batteries, li-ion recycling, stationary energy storage, hydrogen economy and redox flow batteries.
8 Jan 2021
Electric Vehicle Related Webinars Available to Watch On-Demand Today
IDTechEx currently have a number of electric vehicle related webinars available to watch on-demand. These include presentations on 2020 highlights; electric cars; electric boats and ships; thermal management; autonomous driving; and EV charging.
17 Dec 2020
Vehicle Batteries: Abandon Pack, Module or Both?
There is a race to 1000km battery-electric vehicles (BEV) and beyond.
16 Dec 2020
Mercedes-Benz to Produce 8 All Electric EQ Models
The EQS, the first electric luxury sedan from Mercedes-Benz, will start in the first half of 2021 in Factory 56 at the Sindelfingen site.
27 Nov 2020
General Motors Sparkles in 48 Volt
It is in China that General Motors is leading the way in 48V hybrid cars and their next technology. This 48V mild hybridization of conventional car models gives them another ten years in the market.
10 Sep 2020
The Billion Dollar Supercapacitor
Supercapacitors are only a business of around $0.5 billion. However, Geely Holdings has a new commitment to Maxwell Technologies, a Tesla company, for what may be at least $0.5 billion over the years for peak shaving supercapacitors for its hybrid cars made under Volvo and other brands.
28 Aug 2020
Supercapacitors Usurp Batteries
What do you now purchase by the kilowatt hour? The new supercapacitors replacing batteries. The new IDTechEx report, "Supercapacitor Markets, Technology Roadmap, Opportunities 2021-2041", shows how supercapacitors have started to replace 10% of lithium-ion batteries and help kill lead-acid.
25 Aug 2020
Join the IDTechEx Webinar on Supercapacitors - 3 September
Supercapacitors Turn the Corner - Supercapacitors and their variants have recently seen customer commitment to multibillion-dollar opportunities that were previously beyond their reach. Consider large peak-shaving ones for hybrid cars where the Geely orders will soon be followed by others.
24 Jun 2020
Lotus is a significant historic British car manufacturer. Lotus has experienced a troubled financial past, but the purchase by Geely has looked to rejuvenate the brand with a focus on electrification.
8 May 2020
New Materials Make Supercapacitors Better Than Batteries
The new IDTechEx report, "Supercapacitor Materials and Formats 2020-2040" explains why supercapacitors and their variants still only constitute a modest business.
31 Mar 2020
Geely Goes Full Contactless with New Car Keys Delivered by Drone
Geely Auto has launched its own proprietary online sales system for ordering online that included the modification of vehicle specifications, online financing and insurance as well as giving the option of establishing a home delivery in a contactless solution.
19 Mar 2020
Aston Martin, the iconic British manufacturer of sports cars, have set their sights on electrification but have hit a few speed bumps along the way.
26 Feb 2020
In-Mold Electronics: Starting Simple to Reach One Billion Dollars
In-Mold Electronics (IME) will one day become a well-established process with a well-developed ecosystem and a mature, easy-to-use design-to-product workflow. This process will become the basis of many novel structural electronic designs and products.
24 Feb 2020
Volocopter, Grab Conduct Air Taxi Feasibility Study in Southeast Asia
Volocopter and Grab announced that they will conduct a joint feasibility study on urban air mobility as part of a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the prospect of urban air mobility solutions in the region's megacities.
29 Nov 2019
Autonomous Driving: Peak Car to Arrive as Early as 2031?
Autonomous driving technologies are disrupting the business models for the traditional auto industry. Latest research from IDTechEx forecasts that autonomous driving technologies will accelerate the arrival of peak car sales, in 2031.
6 Nov 2019
Creating the Market: Technology Development is Only Half the Work
Printed electronics has many successful market creation stories and certain materials or components have moved rapidly but sometimes, inventing the enabling technology is only half the work.