19 May 2022
Amara Raja, Leading Indian Battery Manufacturer Joins Global Research
Supporting advanced lead battery research and innovation, the Consortium for Battery Innovation has welcomed its newest member - and largest Indian battery manufacturer in membership - Amara Raja.
12 May 2022
Could Graphene by the Answer to the Semiconductor Shortage?
Semiconductors, which date back to the 19th century, are used everywhere in electronic devices, from automobile systems and air conditioners to laser treatment in cutting-edge medical systems. The continuing global shortage in semiconductors impacts how high-tech products are made around the world — the automotive industry alone is expected to lose $210 billion in revenue, with major players like BMW, Volkswagen and Ford already reporting the effects.
21 Apr 2022
Heat Engine Design Could Enable Fully Decarbonized Grid in the Future
Engineers have designed a heat engine with no moving parts. Their new demonstrations show that it converts heat to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency — a performance better than that of traditional steam turbines.
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.
16 Mar 2022
Ford in Europe: Nine All Electric Vehicles by 2024
Ford has announced significant strides toward an all-electric future in Europe, which will see the company transformed and offering a new generation of seven, all-electric, fully-connected passenger vehicles and vans by 2024.
7 Mar 2022
California DMV Disengagement Stats Are In: Here Is IDTechEx's Top 3
California DMV has recently released its new 2021 autonomous testing and disengagement data, which essentially describes how safe autonomous vehicles are. IDTechEx has performed its analysis on the data and the results may surprise you.
4 Mar 2022
NanoXplore is a producer of graphene nanoplatelets with the largest global capacity. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Soroush Nazarpour (CEO).
3 Mar 2022
XG Sciences is a graphene manufacturer. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Leroy Magwood (CTO).
17 Feb 2022
Solar Powered System Offers Inexpensive Desalination
An estimated two-thirds of humanity is affected by shortages of water, and many such areas in the developing world also face a lack of dependable electricity. Widespread research efforts have thus focused on ways to desalinate seawater or brackish water using just solar heat. Many such efforts have run into problems with fouling of equipment caused by salt buildup, however, which often adds complexity and expense.
7 Feb 2022
Ford and Sunrun Partner to Advance Home Energy Storage and Solar Power
Ford is the first in the US to offer the ability for customers to power their homes with an electric truck when the grid goes dark, providing innovative new capabilities that enhance the energy independence of its customers.
7 Feb 2022
Ford Motor Company (2022)
The electric era is here, and Ford is in the midst of implementing an ambitious, comprehensive plan to make the transition to an electric future.
Ford is investing $22 billion in electrification through 2025 as part of its plan to lead electrification in areas of strength. The company is electrifying its most iconic products - the Mustang, F-150 and Transit - with many more to come in the years ahead. A key part of Ford's goal to drive the adoption of electric vehicles is to target the large market for fully electric commercial vans and pickups. The company has had some initial success while entering the market, but now faces competition from other OEMs and their offerings.
4 Feb 2022
First Public Wireless Charging Road in the United States
Electreon will deploy its first public wireless electric vehicle charging road system in the US in Detroit as part of the inductive vehicle charging pilot program. The wireless charging infrastructure, which will be implemented in the Michigan Central district, will support a suite of use cases involving various vehicle types and partners including autonomous vehicles.
25 Jan 2022
EV Fires: Less Common But More Problematic?
Fires in electric vehicles (EVs) certainly gain a lot of media attention in comparison to their internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts. But a crucial question for the future of mobility is whether EVs are actually any more likely to catch fire than an ICE vehicle. There is always a non-zero risk of Lithium-ion batteries entering thermal runaway but the key points are how likely is a fire, how problematic is an EV fire and what is being done to prevent or limit them in the future?
17 Jan 2022
General Motors (2022)
General Motors has set lots of ambitious and impressive electrification and autonomous vehicle targets over the past couple of years, which has led to claims of being a 'market leader' from both CEO Mary Barra and President Biden. The reality is GM delivered 26 battery electric vehicles in Q4 2021. In this article, IDTechEx cuts through the talk and provides an analysis on GM's leadership.
10 Jan 2022
Ford: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and BlueCruise
Ford are a global giant in the automotive industry. Last year Ford introduced BlueCruise, an amalgamation of advanced driver assistance features providing a SAE level 2+ automated driving experience. At CES 2022 IDTechEx spoke to a Ford representative about the BlueCruise system and other Ford ADAS features.
4 Jan 2022
A History of ADAS: Emergence to Essential
IDTechEx predicts that SAE level 3 autonomous features, such as traffic jam pilot, will emerge in 2022 and become common in vehicles by 2042. How did IDTechEx predict this time scale? The answer lies in the historical adoption trends of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) technologies.
10 Dec 2021
Ford - First Vehicle Parts Made of 100% Recycled Ocean Plastic
Consumer products made from recycled ocean plastics include everything from sunglasses and T-shirts to running shoes and yarn. Now, Ford is adding to its legacy as a leader in sustainability and is the first automaker to use 100% recycled ocean plastics to produce automotive parts.
2 Dec 2021
Silicon Carbide Power Electronics Enabling a Surge in 800V Platforms
In automotive power electronics (inverters, onboard chargers, DC-DC converters), the transition to silicon carbide MOSFETs and high voltage systems above 800V has been increasing in pace in 2021.