21 Oct 2021
Optimum Pressure to Improve the Performance of Lithium Metal Batteries
A team of materials scientists and chemists has determined the proper stack pressure that lithium metal batteries need to be subjected to during battery operation in order to produce optimal performance.
8 Oct 2021
First Pilot Production Line for Solvent-in-Salt Electrolyte Production
SES Holdings Pte Ltd has established the world's first pilot production line capable of scaling up high-concentration, solvent-in-salt electrolyte production.
7 Oct 2021
General Motors to Outline Plans for Decade of Growth
General Motors Co plans to double annual revenues by the end of the decade while growing EBIT-adjusted margins as it transitions to an all-electric future. GM has already announced plans to invest $35 billion through 2025 in all-electric and autonomous vehicles and launch more than 30 new EVs globally.
5 Oct 2021
GM announces Solar & Printed Electronics partnership with SCIPRIOS
GM has announced that it is joining forces with SCIPRIOS GmbH to provide tailor-made, cutting-edge R&D coating solutions for both scientific research and industrial production in all areas of printed electronics.
24 Sep 2021
GM Reveals All-New EV Motors to Power an All-Electric Future
General Motors President Mark Reuss has revealed GM's group of three all-new motors that will power its Ultium-based EVs. Designed by GM, the 180-kilowatt front-drive motor, 255-kW rear- and front-drive motor and 62-kW all-wheel drive assist motor are part of Ultium Drive. All three motors were calibrated in-house to ensure the highest level of performance in Ultium-based EVs. The motors were built as a scalable family, sharing design principles as well as similar tooling and manufacturing strategies.
21 Sep 2021
Lockheed Martin Taps MakerBot 3D Printers for Its Next Space Project
MakerBot, a Stratasys company, announced that Lockheed Martin has extended its use of MakerBot 3D printers to produce parts and designs for its upcoming space projects. MakerBot 3D printers have been in use for about five years and have provided easily accessible 3D printing for a host of projects for Lockheed Martin's team of engineers.
20 Sep 2021
Li-Cycle are a Canadian Li-ion battery recycler founded in 2016. The company made its public debut in August 2021 on the New York Stock Exchange.
13 Sep 2021
Faurecia is a tier 1 automotive supplier, based in France. As the largest supplier of vehicle interiors, it is investing in and developing in-mold electronics (IME) to produce decorative touch-sensitive interfaces with integrated electronics.
9 Sep 2021
Cepton Technologies, Inc
Cepton Technologies, Inc. (Cepton) was founded in 2016 by Dr. Jun Pei (CEO) and Dr. Mark McCord (CTO) of Stanford University. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, USA. It also has presence in Canada, Germany, Japan, India and China to support its global customer base.
6 Sep 2021
SES, formerly known as SolidEnergy Systems, used to pursue solid-state Li-Metal technology. SolidEnergy was a spin out from MIT founded in 2012 by Dr. Qichao Hu. It was incubated at A123 in its early years. In 2015, Dr Hu realized that all solid-state batteries look good on paper but have fundamental difficulties in real cell production. Then in 2018, the company changed its name to SES after restructuring, addressing its focus on hybrid approach with high-concentration solvent-in-salt liquid electrolyte, solid-state protection coating for Li-Metal anode and AI software to monitor the battery health. The hybrid approach also has a more practical mass manufacturing capability.
23 Aug 2021
Many Trends to Track for Li-ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles
With the growing momentum behind the electric vehicle market comes an added importance of understanding the Li-ion batteries that power them, the variety of design choices available, and trends in their implementation.
3 Aug 2021
General Motors EV Day
GM are one of the largest vehicle manufacturers in the world and they are getting serious about vehicle electrification.
28 Jul 2021
AutoX is backed by Alibaba and based in Shenzhen, China. They are one of the leaders in the race to providing a robotaxi service and have a presence in both the US and China.
13 Jul 2021
Gentherm Incorporated created the first thermoelectrically heated and cooled seat system for the automotive industry.
25 Jun 2021
GM Will Boost EV and AV Investments to $35 Billion Through 2025
General Motors Co will increase its EV and AV investments from 2020 through 2025 to $35 billion, representing a 75 percent increase from its initial commitment announced prior to the pandemic.
26 May 2021
Qnovo are a small, US-based company developing and commercialising software for Li-ion battery management systems that can help to improve overall battery performance and safety. IDTechEx caught up with CEO, Nadim Maluf.
16 Apr 2021
WaveSense are a localization solutions provider using ground-penetrating radar to map roads for autonomous vehicles.
14 Mar 2021
IDTechEx comment on Northvolt's acquisition of Cuberg
On March 10th, European battery start-up Northvolt announced their agreement for the acquisition of Cuberg, a US start-up developing lithium metal batteries, for an undisclosed amount.
12 Mar 2021
General Motors eVTOL Aircraft
General Motors (GM) is a multinational American automaker based out of 'motor city' in Detroit, Michigan. Its car brands include Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Baojun (China) and Wuling (China). In January 2021 they announced their design concept for an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.