12 Aug 2022
Waymo: Autonomous Trucking
Waymo is one of the key players and leaders in both autonomous trucking and robotaxis. It has backing from Alphabet (parent company of Google). Waymo is running daily commercial trips (with a safety driver) for potential partners and expanding its fleet and operations ready for full autonomous missions.
11 Aug 2022
Mercedes Hypercar with Formula 1 Technology Goes Into Production
Only 275 units will be built in total, and job#1 of the exclusive production of the Mercedes‑AMG ONE hypercar has now begun. The first customer vehicles will be delivered in the second half of 2022. The Formula 1 based hybrid powertrain with a 1.6-litre V6 turbo engine and four electric motors is being built by the motorsport experts at Mercedes‑AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth (England), who are also responsible for developing and producing the Power Units for the Mercedes‑AMG Petronas F1 racing cars.
26 Jul 2022
Sono Motors Unveils Design of Solar Electric Passenger Car and Bus Kit
Sono Motors, the company that is pioneering solar-powered mobility recently celebrated the debut of the world's first affordable solar electric vehicle, the Sion, in its production design, and the unveiling of its novel 'Solar Bus Kit', a scalable B2B retrofit solution that reduces fuel consumption and inner-city greenhouse gas emissions, thereby contributing to climate protection.
4 Jul 2022
FCCC: Electric Trucks
Daimler Truck subsidiary Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) manufacture petrol, diesel, and alternative-fuel chassis for medium-duty pick up and delivery markets.
1 Jul 2022
Mercedes-Benz Car Production Network for New Electric Portfolio
Mercedes-Benz is aligning its global production network to manufacture its reshaped product portfolio focused on luxury electric vehicles as the car brand prepares to go all electric by the end of the decade - wherever market conditions allow. The future product portfolio will focus on three categories: Top End Luxury, Core Luxury and Entry Luxury.
1 Jul 2022
Ballard Power Systems
Ballard is a leading supplier of fuel cell systems for non-automotive applications. IDTechEx caught up with the company to learn more about its products, as well as its USPs for its new entry into the marine EV market.
1 Jul 2022
Freightliner: Electric Trucks
Freightliner (a subsidiary of Daimler AG) have been conducting extensive field tests with customers, through their 'Customer Experience Fleet Program' of two fully electric trucks.
29 Jun 2022
MAN: Electric Trucks
MAN (part of VW's Traton Group) have been making their MAN eTGM truck in small series production since late 2019. In 2021, they announced their intention to begin series production of electric trucks in Munich in 2024.
29 Jun 2022
Mercedes-Benz: Electric Trucks
Mercedes-Benz are a Daimler brand, and Daimler Trucks are investing in both battery electric vehicle (BEV) and fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) truck development.
22 Jun 2022
Volvo Trucks Showcases New Zero Emissions Truck
To decarbonize transport, Volvo Trucks already today offers battery electric trucks and trucks that run on renewable fuels, such as biogas. In the second half of this decade, a third CO2-neutral option will be added to its product portfolio - fuel cell electric trucks powered by hydrogen.
13 Jun 2022
Autoneum: Composite Under Battery Shield
Autoneum recently (09/06/22) presented a webinar discussing their composite under battery protection plate.
10 Jun 2022
StoreDot are an Israel-based company developing ultra-fast charging battery technology, in particular lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.
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.
27 May 2022
Sysco Corp to Purchase 800 Battery Electric Freightliner eCascadia
Daimler Truck North America and Sysco Corporation have signed a Letter of Intent to deliver up to 800 battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors by 2026. The first eCascadia delivery is expected to arrive at Sysco's Riverside, California site later this year.
16 May 2022
Join the Upcoming Webinar on Electric Vehicle Markets Land, Sea, Air
Thursday 19 May 2022 - The Targets, the Sales and the Shortages. This webinar will provide a snapshot of electric car, electric two-wheeler, electric bus, electric truck, electric boat and electric air taxi (aka eVTOL) markets in 2021, with discussion around short-term outlooks.
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.
29 Apr 2022
Germany Launches World-First Battery Pass Project
Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action formally announced its "Battery Pass" project and its eleven consortium members, including Circulor, the leading supply chain traceability provider, as the project's technology implementor. The announcement marks the beginning of a three-year, German-funded R&D project to develop core data specifications and technical standards for a "passport", as well as a standardized dataspace to manage batteries that are manufactured or placed into service in the European Union.