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.
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
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
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.
13 Jun 2022
Autoneum: Composite Under Battery Shield
Autoneum recently (09/06/22) presented a webinar discussing their composite under battery protection plate.
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.
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.
27 Apr 2022
Electric Vehicle Markets Land, Sea & Air: A Look Back at 2021
This IDTechEx premium article discusses how electric vehicle markets fared in 2021 compared with the past few years, drawing from the latest IDTechEx research. A snapshot of the following markets are given: electric cars, electric buses, electric light commercial vehicles (eLCVs), electric trucks, electric two-wheelers, electric boats and ships, and electric air taxis.
25 Apr 2022
Tanvas — Haptics to Simulate Surface Texture
Tanvas, headquartered in Chicago, is currently focused on implementing haptic feedback on touchscreens. Unlike vibration, we have seen much on smartphones; Tanvas uses electrostatics to control friction, simulate the surface texture, and create virtual touch.
21 Apr 2022
Visometry develop and offer object tracking and image identification software, primarily for industrial quality control applications. IDTechEx caught up with the company at the Laval Virtual 2022 Conference.
19 Apr 2022
Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Covers Over 1000 km on One Battery Charge
The VISION EQXX from Mercedes-Benz has now taken to the roads of Europe and has demonstrated its range and efficiency. Travelling from Sindelfingen across the Swiss Alps and Northern Italy, to its destination of Cassis on the Côte d'Azur, it covered more than 1,000 km in everyday traffic, on a single battery charge.
15 Apr 2022
Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent
As stated at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in November 2021, Mercedes-Benz is committed to a faster transition to electric cars. The company aims to at least halve CO2 emissions per passenger car over the lifecycle by the end of this decade compared to 2020 levels.
14 Apr 2022
Ample, a startup established in 2014 and based out of San Francisco, is developing a modular battery swapping solution. The company is focusing on fleets, has integrated its modular batteries into nine vehicle models across five different automakers, and has five swapping stations across San Francisco. Ample's goal is to offer fully automated battery swaps in around ten minutes at small, self-contained swap stations.
11 Apr 2022
Twelve — formerly Opus 12 — is a start-up based in Berkeley, California, developing methods for electrocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide into chemical inputs.
7 Apr 2022
Countrywide Network of High Power electric Vehicle Chargers Complete
Extra MSA Group has partnered with Europe's leading high-power charging network IONITY to launch a complete network of high-power charging stations for electric vehicles, now available at all Extra MSA Group motorway service areas across the UK.
7 Apr 2022
BatteryLoop Signs Contract with Mercedes-Benz Energy
The agreement between BatteryLoop and Mercedes-Benz Energy is a frame agreement with call off options of batteries, DC systems and engineering. BatteryLoop will use the Mercedes-Benz Energy batteries for their large BLESS product range.