16 Sep 2020
Founded 6 May 2002 by Elon Musk of Tesla fame, Space Exploration Technologies Corp., otherwise known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California.
11 Sep 2020
GM's Murky Investment into Nikola
IDTechEx takes a look at the recent investment into Nikola amid the allegations of fraud.
11 Sep 2020
General Motors (2020)
After a promising start in the 1990s with the EV1, a heated legal battle between US automakers and California ultimately killed GM's electrification plans for a decade. In 2020, despite being in second place behind Tesla in US electric vehicle sales, the company is still behind the curve - but has exciting plans to catch up.
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 Sep 2020
Robot Shuttles Double as Robotaxis
As IDTechEx predicted in its report, "Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040", robot shuttles are converging with robotaxis.
3 Sep 2020
Market for EV Powertrain Materials to Reach $47bn by 2030
Traction batteries and motors in electric vehicles (EVs) are very different to the powertrain components of the internal-combustion engine vehicles they replace.
13 Aug 2020
Novonix Battery Testing Services (BTS) are a Canadian start-up, founded in 2013, who offer battery cell test and development services as well as equipment for battery testing.
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).
6 Aug 2020
Hyundai Kia Automotive Group
The Hyundai Kia Automotive Group refers to the group of affiliated companies interconnected by complex shareholding arrangements, with Hyundai Motor Company regarded as the de facto representative of the group.
5 Aug 2020
Electric Vehicles: Cost Parity in the US
The weighted-average price of electric cars in the US have declined rapidly with the introduction and popularity of Tesla's Model 3. Against the backdrop of leading automakers losing eligibility for the federal tax credit, this article explores if cost-parity has been reached in the US.
4 Aug 2020
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, What Their Future Looks Like
Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are considered by the most, as two competing technologies. Although both technologies power an electric motor, they have different properties and each of them is well suited for some uses more than others.
20 Jul 2020
Cobalt-Free Lithium-Ion Battery Reduces Costs not Performance
For decades, researchers have looked for ways to eliminate cobalt from the high-energy batteries that power electronic devices, due to its high cost and the human rights ramifications of its mining. But past attempts haven't lived up to the performance standards of batteries with cobalt.
16 Jul 2020
Toyo Chem work within ag nano. The particles are only 10nm in diameter therefore it is really a nano solution.
8 Jul 2020
Electric Vehicles in Agriculture: Now is the Time
Cars electrify, now farm vehicles. The new 215-page IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicles and Robotics in Agriculture 2020-2030" explains. This is a drill-down from the popular report, "Electric Vehicles in Construction, Agriculture and Mining 2020-2030".
7 Jul 2020
Alpha: commercializing Ag nano sintering die attach paste
30 Jun 2020
Lucid Motors are an electric vehicle startup based out of silicon valley, California. The company is developing a premium battery-electric sedan called Lucid Air which will incorporate a range of exciting technologies and features, including a dual 16kW per L permanent-magnet only drivetrain, a 900V system architecture and 400+ mile EPA range.
26 Jun 2020
NIO is a Chinese automobile manufacturer established in Shanghai, specializing in designing and developing electric autonomous vehicles.
26 Jun 2020
Lightyear: A Year Since the Reveal
Lightyear is getting closer to the release of the Lightyear One. This article reveals the milestones of the company in the year since the reveal.
24 Jun 2020
Lotus is a significant historic British car manufacturer. Lotus has experienced a troubled financial past, but the purchase by Geely has looked to rejuvenate the brand with a focus on electrification.
19 Jun 2020
BMW has demonstrated success with its first electric car, the i3 with strong sales since 2013. BMW have announced plans for 25 electrified models by 2023, showing a strong push towards electrification.