5 Dec 2023
Zero-Emission Truck Market Gains Momentum
The vast majority of new trucks produced today are powered by diesel engines, but this is expected to change, as with other on-road vehicle sectors. The magnitude of greenhouse gas emission reductions required to reach national targets necessitates a total decarbonization of the truck business over the next 30 years. This will only be possible if zero-emission powertrains are widely deployed.
1 Dec 2023
Future Technologies, Materials, and Markets for Thermal Management
The battery deservedly takes the major focus when it comes to technology development in EVs. But an EV's powertrain has to act holistically to operate with optimal performance and interact with the passenger cabin's conditioning system. This means that the thermal management of the motors, power electronics, and how this all interacts is just as important as the battery.
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.
21 Nov 2023
WEVO Chemie: Battery Thermal Management Materials
WEVO Chemie is producing gap fillers, thermally conductive adhesives, and fire protection materials for EV battery packs. IDTechEx interviewed WEVO to learn more about its materials and market progress.
15 Nov 2023
Battery Technology Across Diverse Vehicle Segments
The electrification of cars has undeniably been at the forefront of the transition towards electric vehicles (EVs) and the growth in demand for Li-ion batteries, but the electric revolution extends far beyond passenger cars. Huge opportunities exist in other transport applications, which play a vital role in ongoing decarbonization efforts.
14 Nov 2023
Von Holzhausen are a major player in the plant-based leather alternatives industry based in California, USA. IDTechEx spoke to Emma Reynolds, who is the company's UK Sales Director.
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.
9 Nov 2023
Kognic provides a platform of machine learning (ML) based tools to accelerate the development of data-programmed models for autonomous technologies. Its main application and customers thus far have been in the advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD) space. It is also looking at wider applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and ML for other autonomous applications, such as robotics.
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).
27 Oct 2023
WEVO-CHEMIE: Hydrogen & RFB Applications
WEVO-CHEMIE is a German specialty chemicals company founded in 1945, specializing in the manufacturing and supplying of polyurethane, epoxy and silicone resins for encapsulation, adhesive and sealing applications.
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.
16 Oct 2023
Short-Range Radars Have Huge Potential in the Automotive Radar Market
Radars are already cemented into the automotive market as they provide popular ADAS features such as adaptive cruise control (ACC) and blind spot detection (BSD). Despite their near ubiquitous presence in vehicles, IDTechEx's new report "Automotive Radar 2024-2044: Forecast, Technologies, Applications" finds that there is still large growth potential for this sensor, mostly driven by new opportunities for short-range radars.
12 Oct 2023
Megawatt Charging Could Outshine Hydrogen in Semis
A new high-power charging solution is required to meet the market need of the truck and bus industry to charge electric heavy-duty vehicles in an acceptable amount of time. As a result, the Megawatt Charging System (MCS), a charging system for large battery electric vehicles, is now being developed.
11 Oct 2023
Autonomous Vehicles Will Drive Automotive Sensor Market Growth
IDTechEx's new report "Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis and Sensors 2024-2044" shows that autonomous cars are slowly, but very surely, becoming a part of everyday life. Although they have been hyped and overpromised for a long time, in the last couple of years, the industry has accomplished some significant milestones. The US and China both now have a handful of cities allowing commercial robotaxi services from industry leaders such as Cruise, Waymo, Baidu, AutoX, and more.