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Tesla was founded in 2003 in Silicon Valley and shifted the rather traditional automotive scene in turmoil. Elon Musk, founder and CEO of the company, who is known among other things for his commitment for example Solar City and SpaceX, describes the overarching goal of Tesla thus, drive change from an internal economy to a solar electric industry. After the introduction of the Tesla Roadster, a supercar in the luxury sector in 2008, the launch of the Model S took place in 2012, the first 100% electric premium sedan. Finally, a few months ago Tesla's third vehicle was presented, the Model X. This SUV combines the space of a minivan with the performance of a sports car. In 2017/2018 the Model 3 will be presented, a typical middle-class vehicle, which will significantly contribute to the final breakthrough of the electric mobility.
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23 Jun 2022

XPeng (2022)

XPeng is a publicly listed Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer that targets the mid- to high-end passenger vehicle segment. It offers SUVs and sedans with autonomous driving capabilities. IDTechEx spoke to its European business development and product specialist team at EVS35 as they now expand overseas.
15 Jun 2022

Pure Watercraft

Pure Watercraft is an electric outboard maker, which recently received a landmark investment and partnership from General Motors. IDTechEx caught up with General Motors to learn more.
13 Jun 2022

Octopus Energy Enters German Renewable Market with First Wind Farm

Octopus Energy Group's generation arm has signed its first renewable generation deal in Germany, helping to boost the country's energy security.
6 Jun 2022

Zendar — High Performance, Cheap Automotive Radar

Zendar is a start-up working on improving automotive radar. Zendar believes that current automotive radar is limited by the weak computational processing power embedded in the sensor. They suggest a move to a central processing unit with more computational power which can handle multiple radar front-ends at one time. This would be a similar architecture to Tesla in the way it handles its camera information.
30 May 2022

Fusion Processing

Fusion Processing is an engineering consultancy working with autonomous technologies to improve vehicle and road safety. Fusion Processing has been involved in several trials around the UK and has accumulated more than 1.8 million kilometres of service so far.
13 May 2022

Electric Vehicles Land, Sea, Air - Record Growth as Challenges Mount

Elon Musk once made a prediction that every form of transport, with the exception of space-faring rockets, will become electric. This prediction is starting to materialize as markets for electric cars, trucks, buses, boats, two-wheelers and air taxis reached new heights in 2021.
10 May 2022

Vale Confirms Supply Deal with Tesla for Low-Carbon Nickel

Vale has signed a long-term contract with Tesla Inc to supply Class 1 nickel in the United States from its operations in Canada. This agreement is in line with Vale's strategy to increase exposure to the electric vehicle industry.
4 May 2022

Sionic Energy

Sionic Energy are a US company developing silicon anode Li-ion batteries.
4 May 2022

Swift Solar

Swift Solar is a company that works on perovskite PV. It was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in California, USA. This profile is based on a discussion with the CEO and co-founder, Dr Joel Jean.
29 Apr 2022

Candela Flying Electric Craft Test Drive Centre Opens in Cannes

After selling more than 100 units in the US and Europe, Candela is now entering the French market thanks to an exclusive partnership with the leading recreational boat reseller Sud Plaisance. Candela C-8 will make its French debut with the aim to change boating for the better on the Côte d'Azur.
26 Apr 2022

Fisker

In 2007, the Fisker Automotive Company was founded by current CEO Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler. Fisker Automotive Company had a tumultuous existence with early setbacks jeopardizing the company's future and leading to its bankruptcy. In 2016, Henrik Fisker revived the brand and it is now on the way to mass production at the end of 2022.
25 Apr 2022

High Voltage EV Cables — Aluminium & 800V Trends

This IDTechEx premium article discusses the rising interest in aluminium-core high voltage cabling for electric vehicles, detailing cable manufacturer offerings, a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages, new advancements and market adoption, and a market outlook versus copper through 2040. The article also discusses how the trend for 800V platforms may impact uptake.
1 Apr 2022

Oishii

Oishii is a US-based vertical farming company, founded by Hiroki Koga and Brendan Somerville in 2016. Unlike many other vertical farms, the company currently solely produces high-value strawberries.
28 Mar 2022

Stellantis - Electrification and Autonomy Overview

Stellantis is an umbrella company covering several recognisable car brands including Chrysler, Jeep, RAM, Vauxhall and others.
14 Mar 2022

Integral e-Drive

Integral e-Drive provide electric motors and power electronics to several motorsports and supercar applications. IDTechEx spoke to Integral e-Drive at FPC2022.
11 Mar 2022

6K and Our Next Energy Collaboration to Create Low-Cost Gemini Cathode

6K and Our Next Energy Inc announced a partnership as ONE looks to scale up and commercialize its Gemini cell chemistry. The organization signed a letter of intent outlining how the companies will work together to significantly lower the cost and manufacturing capital required when producing this new battery material.
11 Mar 2022

Chip Makers for Autonomous Vehicles: Five Promising Start-ups

Chipmaker start-ups are emerging within the autonomous vehicle industry, which is suddenly demanding powerful but highly efficient processors for huge datasets in real time from the multitude of sensors on the vehicle (cameras, radars, lidars, and more). This article investigates and reviews five promising players.
1 Mar 2022

In the Future Your Entire Car Could Be a Radar Antenna, Says IDTechEx

Radar miniaturization is one of the key trends that IDTechEx has identified in "Automotive Radar 2022-2042". There are several factors that are contributing towards this, such as moving from 24GHz to 77GHz which shrinks the antenna size. Or, transitioning from SiGe-BiCMOS based transceivers to Si-CMOS ones, which reduces the number of discrete computational components and shrinks the circuit board. So, with the size continuing to come down, IDTechEx asks, how small can it get?
24 Feb 2022

EV Charging Investments, Interoperability, and Innovations

There has been a ramp-up of charging infrastructure to make EV charging more widespread and publicly accessible. A holistic approach is being taken where fast chargers, destination chargers, and home chargers all play an important role in supporting the different electric segments. The industry is seeing increased investments, collaboration, and innovation that will hopefully help today's parking lots become tomorrow's charging stations.
24 Feb 2022

Hydro REIN and KrakenFlex Partner on Energy Flexibility Rollout

Renewable energy solutions provider Hydro REIN and KrakenFlex, the energy flexibility arm of Octopus Energy Group, have agreed to partner in several projects across Europe and North America to help cut emissions and costs of energy-intensive manufacturers.