1 Dec 2023
Future Technologies, Materials, and Markets for Thermal Management
The battery deservedly takes the major focus when it comes to technology development in EVs. But an EV's powertrain has to act holistically to operate with optimal performance and interact with the passenger cabin's conditioning system. This means that the thermal management of the motors, power electronics, and how this all interacts is just as important as the battery.
28 Nov 2023
Tritium: Charging for Mining Electric Vehicles
Tritium is a manufacturer of DC fast charging for electric vehicles (EV), founded in 2001 and based in Brisbane, Australia. This company profile will pay particular attention to Tritium's involvement in the mining industry.
28 Nov 2023
Qualcomm: Unlocking Software-Defined Vehicles
This is a full company profile on Qualcomm Technologies. IDTechEx Technology Analyst James Falkiner attended IAA Mobility (also known as the Munich Motorshow) where he had a discussion with Qualcomm's Hans Christian Thiel. IDTechEx also attended a talk by Qualcomm's CEO, Cristiano Amon, where he discussed software-defined vehicles (SDV).
24 Nov 2023
Evolution of the Automotive Industry and Electrification Beyond Cars
2023 has proven another momentous year for the electric vehicle (EV) market. 2022 saw electric car sales rise by 62% compared with 2021, and IDTechEx estimates that 2023 will see global sales rise by another 16%. But what can we expect for the future of EVs? In this article, Dr James Edmondson and Shazan Siddiqi from IDTechEx discuss what can be learned about the future of electrification, not only for vehicles on land, but also for marine sectors and aerial vehicles.
15 Nov 2023
Battery Technology Across Diverse Vehicle Segments
The electrification of cars has undeniably been at the forefront of the transition towards electric vehicles (EVs) and the growth in demand for Li-ion batteries, but the electric revolution extends far beyond passenger cars. Huge opportunities exist in other transport applications, which play a vital role in ongoing decarbonization efforts.
14 Nov 2023
Cerca Magnetics has developed a wearable brain-scanning solution using quantum sensors. Tess Skyrme, Senior Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, interviewed Special Projects Manager Chris Mariani. The company was founded in 2020 and is UK based.
13 Nov 2023
GSAS: Golden State Assembly Services
GSAS is a leading contract manufacturer of wiring looms/wiring harnesses for automotive applications. In the past, it has worked with Tesla on its first Model 3 vehicles as well as other electric vehicle (EV) players. IDTechEx spoke to GSAS about trends in wiring looms such as architecture changes, 48V systems, and copper replacement technologies.
6 Nov 2023
Electrification Outside Automotive: A Trillion Dollar Market
The automotive sector is rapidly electrifying, with electric car sales totaling over 5.8 million units in the first half of 2023 across China, Europe, and the US. While automotive electrification is at the forefront of the public eye, other vehicle sectors also present huge opportunities, with IDTechEx predicting the global market of electric vehicles for land, sea, and air to be worth over US$1 trillion in 2044 (excl. automotive).
12 Oct 2023
Megawatt Charging Could Outshine Hydrogen in Semis
A new high-power charging solution is required to meet the market need of the truck and bus industry to charge electric heavy-duty vehicles in an acceptable amount of time. As a result, the Megawatt Charging System (MCS), a charging system for large battery electric vehicles, is now being developed.
2 Oct 2023
Second Life Lithium
Second Life Lithium is a wholesale distributor of reusable Li-ion batteries harvested from various sources. IDTechEx caught up with the company at The Battery Show North America 2023.
21 Sep 2023
Rimac Technology is a tier 1 entity that specialises in the engineering and development of electrification technologies. It is closely associated with Rimac Automobili, a prominent electric hypercar manufacturer. IDTechEx spoke to its Head of Testing at IAA Mobility 2023 to find out more about its technology, partnerships, and commercial strategy.
20 Sep 2023
Leading OEMs in the Development of Automated Cars for Consumers
This premium article looks at some of the leaders in the development of automated systems for consumer vehicles. It gives examples of what the systems can do and what sensors they use. This article will provide the reader with a comprehensive update on the start of the art technologies available in the automotive market today.
19 Sep 2023
Electric Pickups: The Next Big EV Opportunity
Electrification in the US is at an earlier stage than other regions globally but has made huge progress over the last few years, with electric cars making up nearly 9% of new registrations in the first half of 2023. The pickup truck is a large portion of the US passenger vehicle market but is at an even earlier stage of electrification, with only approximately 5% of electric vehicles sold in the US in the first half of 2023 being pickup trucks.
18 Sep 2023
CALB, or China Aviation Lithium Battery Group, is a prominent Chinese company specialising in lithium-ion batteries and energy storage solutions. Founded in 2015, CALB has established itself as a leading battery supplier in the electric vehicle (EV) and renewable energy industries.
14 Sep 2023
Niron Magnetics: Rare Earth Free Permanent Magnets
Niron Magnetics is a US-based company working on eliminating rare earths from permanent magnets. Niron is looking to replace rare earths with iron nitride magnets, which it aims to make competitive on performance with rare earth magnets, but at a fraction of the price.
11 Sep 2023
Electric Vehicle Market and OEM Performance 2015-H1 2023
Innovation roadmap for the electric vehicle (EV) market and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) performance 2015-H1 2023.
8 Sep 2023
Wearable Quantum Sensors Measure Brain Activity While We Sleep & Move
New quantum sensors measuring brain activity have the potential to revolutionize our understanding of how humans respond to sleep, movement, diet, and aging.
7 Sep 2023
Three Key Trends Driving the EV Charging Market
The world is witnessing an electrifying revolution in the automotive industry. Electric vehicles (EVs) have emerged as a compelling solution to combat climate change and reduce our carbon footprint. As more and more individuals and businesses shift towards electric mobility, the demand for efficient and accessible EV charging infrastructure has skyrocketed.
5 Sep 2023
IDTechEx Track Multiple Routes to EV Battery Improvement
The global market for Li-ion batteries in electric vehicles is forecast to reach over US$380 billion by 2034, driven primarily by demand for battery electric cars but with rapid growth to other sectors too, including electric vans, trucks, buses, 2-wheelers, and off-road vehicles. Electrification and emissions targets, improving battery performance, and an increasingly attractive total cost of ownership for some vehicle segments are driving this growth in demand for battery electric vehicles (EV).
31 Aug 2023
The EV Construction Industry will Live or Die on Battery Pricing
The new report from IDTechEx, "Electric Vehicles in Construction 2023-2043", shows that there are many reasons to adopt an electric vehicle as a construction professional: they are quieter than diesels, they help with air quality in the construction site, they can be more precise and easier to operate, and so on.