17 Aug 2022
Record Electric Car Sales as Governments Double Down on Support
While 2022 continues to add to the challenges electric vehicle (EV) makers face, markets are still growing. Indeed, electric car sales for the first half of 2022 reached ~3.5 million, according to IDTechEx research.
17 Aug 2022
Boundary Layer Technologies: Hydrofoiling Electric Container Ships
Boundary Layer Technologies, a Californian start-up founded in 2018, is launching a highly efficient hydrofoiling electric ferry called Electra. IDTechEx also learned of the company's ambitious plans for a high-speed, zero-emission cargo ship powered by onboard liquid hydrogen, for launch circa 2025.
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
WiTricity is a wireless charging company spun-out from the physics department at MIT and has over 1200 patents in the field. It licenses its IP to auto OEMs and tier 1s looking to introduce wireless charging platforms as well as offering its own product. IDTechEx spoke to David Schatz, VP of Sales and Business Development at WiTricity, to understand its technology and business model.
10 Aug 2022
Electric Cars H1 2022: Targets, Sales & Shortages
In this premium article, IDTechEx provides an overview of the multiple industry shortages, an update on global car sales data for H1 2022, and highlights three approaches to improve drive cycle efficiency: 800V platforms, high voltage cabling, and solar bodywork.
8 Aug 2022
UltraSense Systems: All-in-One AI Haptic Processor
Headquartered in San Jose, USA, UltraSense Systems is a startup offering its haptic process for both sensing touch and driving actuators, focused on pioneering smart surfaces with rapid product integration capabilities.
5 Aug 2022
Powertrain Efficiency: Sustaining EV Growth in an Era of Shortages
2022 continues to present great challenges for electric vehicle makers, but despite these challenges electric vehicle markets have continued to grow. However, in an era of shortages, disruption is inevitable. IDTechEx believes improvements to drive cycle efficiency and vehicle design, minimizing battery capacity and other material requirements per vehicle, must come to the forefront.
4 Aug 2022
BSL Battery operates in China and develops and sells batteries into the solar/residential and low speed vehicle markets.
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.
26 Jul 2022
Market Update on Electric Cars in the US
This IDTechEx premium article provides an update on electric car markets in the US in 2022, including an update on annual and monthly sales, market trends, policy drivers, and battery trends.
5 Jul 2022
Tesla: Electric Truck
Tesla design and manufacture electric vehicles. It has been reported that Tesla's highly anticipated Class 8 tractor, the Tesla Semi, will finally go into production in 2023, some four years behind the initial schedule.
29 Jun 2022
Automotive Autonomy: A New Opportunity for Thermal Materials
IDTechEx's new report, "Thermal Management for ADAS: 2023-2033" finds that the yearly market value for thermal interface materials (TIMs) in ADAS will increase 11-fold over the next 10 years.
23 Jun 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 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 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 are a US company developing silicon anode Li-ion batteries.