20 Feb 2024
EV Fire Protection Materials, Protecting a US$3.5 Trillion Market
Electric vehicle (EV) fire safety continues to be a critical topic. Data continues to support the fact that EVs are less likely to catch fire than internal combustion engine vehicles. However, as a new technology, EVs get more press, and besides, even a very low occurrence rate still poses significant risks to vehicle occupants and surroundings.
14 Feb 2024
PEM Fuel Cell Materials Market Growth Driven by Transportation Sector
With the growing hydrogen economy, proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells are the subject of ongoing innovation, especially in terms of materials development. Dominant incumbent materials are seen for certain components, but alternative competitive options are emerging, and the technology landscape is beginning to shift.
14 Feb 2024
GenCell is an Israeli based company that develops hydrogen fuel cell generators, intended to provide a replacement for diesel generators and clean off-grid power. The GenCell EVOX offers hydrogen powered DC fast charging for electric vehicles, with integrated battery storage for energy security. IDTechEx spoke with the Director of Sales & Business Development and VP Customer Service to learn more about GenCell and the EVOX.
9 Feb 2024
Will Fuel Cell Vehicles Succeed, and What Would It Take?
The sales of hydrogen fuel cell cars have largely stalled from 2021 onwards, but does this mean there is no market for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in the future, and what is required to make them a success?
12 Jan 2024
Electric Truck Milestones in 2023 and Outlook
Major fleets have committed to transitioning at least 30% of their new heavy-duty truck purchases to be zero-emission vehicles, including electric models, by 2030. However, many companies are daunted by the extra upfront cost of electric trucks, as well as challenges like the limited availability of chargers.
11 Jan 2024
Energizing the Future: Hydrogen's Decade Ahead
Decarbonization efforts have gained momentum globally in recent years. Renewable energy, electrification, and battery storage are primary solutions. However, some sectors remain difficult to decarbonize using such methods, including heavy industry, heating, and certain transport sectors, such as aviation and shipping.
5 Jan 2024
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles to be 4% of the Zero Emission Solution
Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) have made monumental progress in the passenger car market, becoming a standard drivetrain option. The success in cars is also overflowing into other vehicle segments, such as vans, trucks, buses, 2-wheelers, and more. However, despite some key proponents, fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) have had a much tougher time getting to significant adoption.
7 Dec 2023
Opportunity for Fuel Cell Vehicles
Innovation roadmap for fuel cell vehicle opportunity.
29 Nov 2023
Aerogel Manufacturing Scaling to Meet EV Demand
Historically, the aerogel market has experienced slow and steady growth. With the newly found demand for thermal insulation and fire protection in electric vehicle (EV) batteries, aerogel manufacturers are making big plans and investments in order to scale up in preparation to serve this new market.
28 Nov 2023
Qualcomm: Unlocking Software-Defined Vehicles
This is a full company profile on Qualcomm Technologies. IDTechEx Technology Analyst James Falkiner attended IAA Mobility (also known as the Munich Motorshow) where he had a discussion with Qualcomm's Hans Christian Thiel. IDTechEx also attended a talk by Qualcomm's CEO, Cristiano Amon, where he discussed software-defined vehicles (SDV).
24 Nov 2023
Evolution of the Automotive Industry and Electrification Beyond Cars
2023 has proven another momentous year for the electric vehicle (EV) market. 2022 saw electric car sales rise by 62% compared with 2021, and IDTechEx estimates that 2023 will see global sales rise by another 16%. But what can we expect for the future of EVs? In this article, Dr James Edmondson and Shazan Siddiqi from IDTechEx discuss what can be learned about the future of electrification, not only for vehicles on land, but also for marine sectors and aerial vehicles.
10 Nov 2023
Rising Star: Commercial Advancements & Developments of SSB
The announcement claimed by Toyota that it had a "technological breakthrough" to resolve durability issues and "a solution for materials" for a solid-state battery (SSB) powering EVs in July 2023 has triggered another wave of interest in SSBs, in addition to the continuous efforts from companies such as BMW, CATL, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, LG, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Panasonic, Samsung, Volkswagen, etc.
6 Nov 2023
Electrification Outside Automotive: A Trillion Dollar Market
The automotive sector is rapidly electrifying, with electric car sales totaling over 5.8 million units in the first half of 2023 across China, Europe, and the US. While automotive electrification is at the forefront of the public eye, other vehicle sectors also present huge opportunities, with IDTechEx predicting the global market of electric vehicles for land, sea, and air to be worth over US$1 trillion in 2044 (excl. automotive).
18 Oct 2023
Empowering the Future: The Progress of Solid-State Battery Technology
In the ever-evolving energy storage landscape, the advent of solid-state batteries (SSBs) is leading to a new era of possibilities. As the demand for higher performance and safer energy storage solutions grows, SSBs have emerged as a frontrunner in the race for next-generation battery technology.
3 Oct 2023
e-Zinc are a Canadian start-up developing rechargeable zinc-air batteries for stationary energy storage applications.
29 Sep 2023
Join Our Upcoming Webinar on Solid-State Batteries
Wednesday 11 October 2023 - Solid-State Batteries - Technologies, Challenges, Breakthroughs, and Beyond: Solid-state battery definition and fundamental concept; Value propositions; Potential for enhanced safety, energy density and performance; Technology types, challenges, improvements; Application and commercialization
5 Sep 2023
Mobile Robotics in Logistics, Warehousing and Delivery: Funding Trends
Innovation roadmap for the funding trends of mobile robotics in logistics, warehousing and delivery.
29 Aug 2023
PreAct Technologies: Software-Defined Sensors
In this update interview, Paul Drysch, the CEO of PreAct Technologies, discusses PreAct's software-defined sensors, vehicle connectivity, AI, OEM integration, and the future of PreAct Technologies.
22 Aug 2023
EVs to Dominate Aerogel Applications by 2025
Aerogels have experienced steady market growth historically, reaching a market of just under US$450 million in 2022. Progress has been somewhat slower than some would expect; this has largely been due to competition with lower-cost incumbent insulation materials.
15 Aug 2023
Bridging the Gap: Storage & Distribution in the Hydrogen Value Chain
In recent years, interest and activity in the hydrogen sector have accelerated, driven by governments recognizing hydrogen's role in the energy transition and companies worldwide capitalizing on emerging market opportunities through the supply of services, products, technologies, and projects.