1 Jul 2021
Has the Funding for Graphene Dried up?
Practically no graphene manufacturer is making significant revenue, let alone a profit, so continued funding will still be essential - but is there still enough cash being injected?
24 Mar 2021
Second Generation Robot Shuttles
The IDTechEx report, "Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040," predicted second-generation robot shuttles, and here they come - vectored traction and steering, smart windows, robotic fast charging, and solar bodywork, so 10-40% less charging is needed.
11 Mar 2021
AUVE Tech. Estonia
In February 2021, Invest in Estonia described this newcomer as follows.
With ambitious global expansion plans to be led by Estonia's former prime minister Taavi Rõivas, Auve Tech is poised to bring sustainable autonomous transportation solutions into our everyday lives.
27 Jan 2021
Is Sustainability a Key Driver for Emerging Graphene Markets?
Multiple drivers are emerging for graphene as the value-added material of choice. One market driver that is perhaps surprising but will have a major impact over the next decade is sustainability.
2 Dec 2020
The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2020
Not a single country or industry has been unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact will be felt for years to come. Despite this, there have still been some notable industrial activity and commercial progression within materials science. IDTechEx provides a round-up and highlights some of these key developments.
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.
8 Feb 2019
Why Tesla Bought the Supercapacitor World Leader
Tesla needs to excel in the much broader range of energy storage technologies needed for Class 8 trucks down to Tesla 3 cars to retain uniquely long range for the price.
19 Nov 2018
Graphene based ultra capacitors boost double, single decker buses
The demand to reduce CO2 emissions in city centers is one of the key drivers for Wrightbus to implement new technology which cuts down CO2 emissions by saving fuel.
14 Nov 2018
New ultracapacitor-system on the Isle of Eigg
Skeleton Technologies provides rapid-response power using ultracapacitors. A world first in the 100% renewable energy Scottish independent microgrid.
21 Sep 2018
Skeleton Technologies to supply Brush Traction with ultra capacitors
Skeleton Technologies is now contracted to supply SkelSart Engine Start Module units on all Brush Traction Porterbrook Bi Mode Unit Class 769 flex prime movers.
17 May 2018
Update from the IDTechEx Show! Berlin 2018.