4 Oct 2018
Mazda announces electrification and connectivity strategies
Mazda Motor Corporation announced electrification and connectivity strategies. The strategies are based on Mazda's long-term vision for technology development.
14 Sep 2017
Chinese rescue another electric laggard: Fiat Chrysler?
Analyst IDTechEx has long appraised the auto industry as consisting of those leading the move to pure electric powertrains such as Tesla, Renault + Nissan, Yutong and BYD of China, those only recently giving it major emphasis such as Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen (under duress) and Daimler and those almost in denial such as Fiat Chrysler, Mazda and Suzuki, their pure electric activity being more of a gesture than a serious activity.
15 Aug 2017
All new electric delivery truck
Chanje, a California based commercial electric vehicle and energy solutions company, is poised to enter the medium-duty vehicle segment, providing commercial all electric vehicle transportation options.
4 May 2016
New solar power advances for electric vehicles
This article summarises some of the future oriented presentations on solar power advances at the recent IDTechEx Show! in Berlin.
4 May 2016
Lessons from Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing: Part Two
This IDTechEx conference just finished in Berlin had a wide variety of future oriented presentations.
4 May 2016
Solar cars come to market
Winnified Noorlander of Nuon Solar Team gave a riveting presentation on their remarkable winning of seven out of nine of the recent Bridgestone Solar Challenge races across Australia on sunshine alone.
15 Apr 2016
Future Electric Vehicle Technology Experts Gather
At the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin on 27-28 April, large numbers of experts are gathering. Most of them specialise in the next wave of technologies becoming key to the automotive, aerospace and electronics industries.
10 May 2015
IDTechEx: Invest Now in Fuel Cell Vehicles?
There is divided opinion on future of traction fuel cells in electric vehicles, though few argue any more that they will power the majority of electric vehicles. Nonetheless some manufacturers are very enthusiastic and now could be the beginning of the end of the trough of disillusionment, indeed the time to invest.
24 Apr 2015
IDTechEx: Invest now in fuel cell vehicles?
There is divided opinion on future of traction fuel cells in electric vehicles, though few argue any more that they will power the majority of electric vehicles.
19 Jan 2015
New Supercapacitor Advances in Japan
Supercapacitor sales are mostly about automotive, with Chinese buses being the main destination of Ioxus and Maxwell supercapacitors and Japanese cars the main users of Nippon ChemiCon supercapacitors. French cars are the main users of Batscap supercapacitors and so on. IDTechEx analysts regularly visit many supercapacitor and lithium-ion capacitor (supercabattery) manufacturers and users in Japan the center of the global EV industry, with Toyota the leader by a large margin. Here are some of the findings.
12 Jan 2015
Supercapacitors take over flywheels in UPS, a billion dollar market
As it is in automotive, supercapacitors will be providing reliable and cost effective high power for critical applications such as data centers and hospitals. These are the so called UPS (uninterruptable power supply) systems. This article explains why.
30 Dec 2014
Review of supercapacitors in 2014 and the outlook for 2015
Whilst the industry has reduced its growth in comparison to the previous years (from an estimated 30% in 2014 vs 2013 to 15% in 2014 vs 2013), IDTechEx believes that this is just a temporary stagnation. Indeed, the fact that other companies are investing in manufacturing capacity and challenging the leadership of Maxwell Technologies is a positive sign for the industry and a good signal for the supercapacitor market, which by definition needs more than one major player. We believe that more manufacturer options across the globe will provide the required alternative supply that end user industries are requiring in order to warranty market competition.
This article gives an overview of the major events and developments in 2014 and gives the IDTechEx outlook for 2015.