Exclusive agreement to initially focus on driverless mobility services
Groupe Renault, Nissan Motor Co., and Waymo have entered into an exclusive agreement for an initial period to explore all aspects of driverless mobility services for passengers and deliveries in France and Japan.
Pure electric Killing Plug in Hybrids
This is a more informative version of an article we have published recently. Read on to find out more about how Car manufacturers are issuing a flood of plug-in hybrid cars.
How We Shall Cope with a Shortage of Lithium-ion Batteries
At some stage in the next ten year, there is likely to be a shortage of lithium-ion batteries. Included in this article are possible reasons and proposed solutions.
Will Volkswagen Group Succeed in Electric Vehicles?
IDTechEx Research analyses whether or not the VW group can innovate their way through a challenging time and succeed in electric vehicles.
Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles 2019 and in Future
The window of opportunity for static contactless (wireless) charging is closing due to delay with standards and intense market focus on vehicle range and cost.
Electric car registrations surpassed 100,000 units in Europe
The European car market registered its seventh consecutive month of decline in March 2019. Ongoing political and economic uncertainty, including lack of clarity around Brexit, alongside consumer preoccupation with diesel bans in cities, meant that overall demand continued to decline.
AI-controlled bus transit services in Japan
AI-controlled on demand bus is a new concept of public bus transit services. The AI generates routes automatically and in real time based on passenger requests submitted through smartphone apps. It uses deep learning to accumulate operational data on rider destinations and traffic conditions, enabling the buses to run more efficiently the more they are used.
Key to Successful Pure Electric Cars
There is no correlation of successful sales numbers or value with oil price or even up-front price in relation to electric cars. Dr Peter Harrop explores their trajectory.
Huge Battery Opportunities from Radical Changes in EV Demand
The biggest demand for lithium-ion batteries is moving away from cars and in electric cars it will be a matter of less battery on average.
Electric Vehicle Calamity in Ten Years?
Car demand will collapse as people move to cities. $100 billion was written off the stock value of car companies recently. The US economy is on a sugar rush from a trillion-dollar borrowing boost at the top of the cycle. Climate change getting out of control in 12 years? These and many other negative indicators can portend a recession, maybe a severe one. What are the implications for EVs?
Structural super capacitors prepare for take off
As their name suggests, such multifunctional structural materials simultaneously carry out two or more functions that would normally have to be addressed separately. For example, a structural role might combine with optical, electrical, magnetic or thermal properties. In some cases, entire complex devices can be built either within or from the primary structural material.
Bad Strategy Will Kill Some Carmaking Giants Soon
Bad strategy rather than tactics, such as misjudged new models, will kill several major automotive companies. They face a perfect storm of peak car, totally new technology, totally new markets and recession.
Dilemma of Automotive Vertical Integration
It is a rule-of-thumb that manufacturers should vertically integrate only when products and markets mature, so they can confidently shave off the last pennies of cost. One exception is when shortages loom: Tesla built its battery gigafactory fast using proven Panasonic technology. However, many suppliers now build battery gigafactories.
Nissan unveils NV300 concept-van
Nissan has created an all-new NV300 Concept-van to highlight the versatility of Nissan commercial vehicles for bespoke conversions of all types.
ProLogium is a solid-state battery company located in Taiwan.
Electric Buses: 10 Seconds at Depot, No Charging On Journey?
Cities are increasingly crowded: real estate is in short supply. Servicing buses needs to be as infrequent as possible and that means having the simplest powertrain, which is the pure electric vehicle.
Learnings from Battery and Energy Warwick University 4-5 Dec 2018
At "Battery and Energy" Warwick University UK Day One with about 100 delegates and 10 table top exhibitors.