Research Articles

by Luke Gear

11 Aug 2020

Electric Cars: The Lifeline of the Auto Industry

In the past two decades, the car market has declined twice: first due to the 2008 economic crisis, and then due to falling sales in China. Most recently, the lockdowns implemented to combat the coronavirus pandemic, causing auto-production plants to close globally and a loss of consumer spending will lead to an unprecedented 23% decline in 2020 (IDTechEx prediction).
05 May 2020

The Challenges Ahead for Electric Leisure Boating

This article highlights some of the key challenges remaining to bring electric leisure boats into the mainstream which are covered in more detail in the popular report "Electric Leisure & Sea-going Boats and Ships 2021-2040" recently updated by IDTechEx.
27 Mar 2020

Why Batteries are Essential for the Maritime Sector

In 2020 vessel owners have had to deal with an 'emissions control world' for the first time. Unlike most other mobility sectors, which predominantly tend to switch partly or completely to a traction battery in order to meet emissions targets, a mixture of solutions have a role to play for boats and ships.
26 Mar 2020

Rising Copper Demand in an Evolving Electric Traction Motor Industry

As part of research commissioned by the International Copper Association (ICA) IDTechEx outlines which electric traction motor technologies are winning in electric cars, with a view to how this will impact overall copper demand by 2030.
15 Nov 2019

India Poised to Become a Major Player in the EV Arena

IDTechEx Analysts review the future of Energy Storage and Electric Vehicles in India. Find out more at the upcoming Business & Technology Insight Forums On Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage, 3 - 4 December 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany, hosted by IDTechEx.
18 Oct 2019

Rivian Overblown?

Those desperate to invest in "The next Tesla" continue to pile into start-up Rivian, the latest $350 million coming from a media company. That takes investment up to the $2 billion level familiar at Tesla.
12 Aug 2019

Promising Future for Residential Energy Storage

Since 2013, the global residential energy storage market has been dominated by Germany, but the country may be dethroned soon as promising new residential energy storage markets gather momentum.
Asia-Pacific, Japan, Korea, China
26 Jul 2019


28 Jun 2019

A Remarkable Year for Stationary Energy Storage

2018 was a remarkable year for stationary energy storage. Governments and policymakers around the world are beginning to wake up to the value batteries can offer to the grid, both in terms of flexibility and decarbonisation. Over 6GWh was deployed, and market leaders such as Tesla expect to double their deployments for 2019.
21 Jun 2019

Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage 2019-2029

Forecasts from IDTechEx report 'Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage 2019-2029'
29 Mar 2019

Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing Europe 2019

IDTechEx is the only analyst company in the world following the electrification of 65+ vehicle segments. Looking beyond the battery-electric car movement, it is our position that an equally inevitable transition is taking place, not only with alternative vehicles, but also with alternative forms of powertrain.
21 Dec 2018

Electric motorcycles: the search for new markets

Zero Motorcycles have exhibited at the past two IDTechEx events, and typically showcase their sporty S and off-road DS models, as well as their impressive 45kW electric motors (designed from scratch in California and produced at a factory in China). This year, at the IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara California, things were markedly different.