15 Aug 2022
Plugless Power Inc. is a privately held company based in Houston, Texas, that developed and manufactured low power wireless charging equipment for electric vehicles. It offered its products as a premium aftermarket accessory through 2016 to 2019 before stopping all sales. IDTechEx spoke to its CEO, Michael Rai Anderson, to understand the state of the company and future outlook.
12 Aug 2022
Eaton: Residential Batteries
Eaton are a global power management company, providing products and services in electrical, aerospace, hydraulic, and vehicle sectors.
2 Aug 2022
Market Update on Electric Cars in Europe
This IDTechEx premium article provides an update on electric car markets in the EU, UK, and EFTA in 2022, including an update on H1 sales, market trends, policy drivers, and battery trends.
20 May 2022
Arieca — Liquid Metal Embedded TIMs
IDTechEx has previously spoken to Arieca about their liquid metal embedded elastomers for thermal management and other emerging technologies. In this interview, IDTechEx was informed about recent progress, expansion and funding.
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.
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.
1 Apr 2022
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 Jan 2022
Renault, Nissan & Mitsubishi Motors Announce Common Roadmap
Renault Group, Nissan Motor Co Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announced common projects and actions to accelerate and to shape their shared future towards 2030, focusing on the mobility value chain.
1 Dec 2021
Nissan to Invest Nearly $18 Billion on Electric Vehicles, Batteries
Nissan Motor Co Ltd has unveiled Nissan Ambition 2030, the company's new long-term vision for empowering mobility and beyond. Nissan aims to become a truly sustainable company, and over the next ten years will deliver electrified vehicles and technological innovations while expanding its operations globally
11 Nov 2021
Program Leverages Two-Way Vehicle-to-Home Charging Technology
Hydro One and Peak Power launched a new pilot program to study the benefits of using electric vehicle charging technology to improve power resiliency and reliability for customers. Two-way Vehicle-to-Home charging technology will be installed at the homes of program participants to test the ability of EVs to act as batteries and provide back-up electricity through simulated power outages.
2 Nov 2021
IDTechEx briefly spoke to Parmley Graham at the event Robotics & Automation 2021. They are a distributor and reseller of automation solutions and components. They are Siemens' approved partner, and the partner of some world's top companies in industrial automation, including ABB, Festo, Rethink Robotics, etc. They now employ about 90-100 people, headquartered in Gateshead, the UK, and are active in the UK market.
28 Oct 2021
Rare Earths in EVs: Problems, Solutions and What Is Actually Happening
EVs certainly mark the path to a more environmentally friendly future, but there are still concerns around the sourcing of certain components or materials within EVs. Electric motors literally drive EVs but rely heavily on rare-earth materials. Will EV manufacturers continue to rely so heavily on rare earths going into the future?