16 Jun 2021
Technology Development to Drive Long-term EV Adoption
The resilience of global electric vehicle (EV) sales during 2020 provided some optimism as to the maturing state of the electric vehicle market. However, sales are still primarily underpinned by government policy, and improvements in cost and performance to Li-ion cells and packs, not to forget other aspects of the vehicle or grid infrastructure, are needed for widespread adoption.
14 Jun 2021
Less Car Charging Beats Fast Charging Any Day
Would you prefer a car with 600 miles/nearly 1000km range or half that? Fast charging is all the talk now but doubling then trebling the range is seismic.
11 Jun 2021
Impressive startup Nio is one of the better-known Chinese car manufacturers due to the EP9 hypercar, which once held the Nurburgring record for EVs, and its moderately successful Formula E team.
10 Jun 2021
Nidec is one of the world's largest motor manufacturers run tightly for cash and gaining advanced technology mainly by acquisition.
4 Jun 2021
In 2021, large design house and tier one supplier Mahle in Germany announce an advanced switched reluctance motor for cars saving electricity to increase range.
3 Jun 2021
Robot Shuttles are not Robotaxis
Robotaxis are nothing more than repurposed autonomous cars used for ride-hailing. Robot shuttles are the opposite - a totally new form of transport.
2 Jun 2021
This start up in the Netherlands leverages research AT Eindhoven University of Technology in solar cars.
1 Jun 2021
Neovolta are a California-based US company who design and manufacture residential battery storage systems.
26 May 2021
Announcements of glamorous cars with extreme performance are commonplace in the electric vehicle business.
25 May 2021
Urgent Need for New Stationary Storage
Starved of lithium-ion batteries and pumped storage sites, the stationary energy storage business is urgently looking for alternatives. See them in the new IDTechEx report, "Stationary Energy Storage Without Batteries: Grid, Microgrid, UPS, Trackside 2021-2041".
12 May 2021
Electric Vehicles to Drive Demand for Thermal Interface Materials
There are several industries that are starting to emerge and/or focus more on thermal management and the requirement for TIMs, leading to new and extremely large potential markets.
10 May 2021
Replacement of Aircraft Makers will be Brutal
The replacement of aircraft makers will be brutal - no not Airbus and Boeing, the other big names, starting with those making light aircraft, then those making regional aircraft. Stuck in the past, these cannot make what is now needed.
22 Apr 2021
The Key Technologies for Winning the Fight Against Climate Change
Each year, April 22nd marks Earth Day, a worldwide event that aims to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement. To mark Earth Day 2021, here are some of the technologies that IDTechEx believes will be instrumental in winning the fight against climate change.
13 Apr 2021
Large Market for Downhill Electric Vehicles
In Switzerland monster trucks carry ore down from mountainside quarries, the regenerative braking creating almost enough energy to get the empty truck back up again. The latest forestry example is carrying trees down from the mountains of Canada.
13 Apr 2021
New EV Record, Battle for Second Place, AutoMotive Electric Car Count
March 2021 saw the highest number of new electric vehicles registered in the UK in a single month. This March's registrations saw a significant increase compared to the previous years.
9 Apr 2021
Nexperia: GaN for EV Power Electronics
SiC has been shown as an alternative to Si in electric vehicle power electronics, especially for high voltage applications. At a recent webinar, Nexperia detailed their GaN technology for on-board chargers, DC/DC converters and traction inverters.
8 Apr 2021
Many Routes to 1000 Mile Battery Vehicles
It is easy to make 1000-mile battery-electric vehicles, and the effect on market uptake will be profound.
23 Mar 2021
A Role for High-Manganese Cathodes: Analysis of Volkswagen's Power Day
On March 15th 2021, Volkswagen held a Tesla-like event, Power Day, outlining their strategy and technology roadmap for their shift toward electric vehicles (EVs). This premium article will focus specifically on VW's long-term strategy to make use of high-manganese cathodes, delving into what is meant by 'high-manganese cathodes', how they compare to other cathode materials with regards to performance and cost, and the commercial activity and opportunity they hold.
22 Mar 2021
6G Communication Myths
6G Communications will become one of the largest technology investments. It is currently in the healthy first stage of promising everything to widely deploy some in 2030. Even at this early stage, some myths are emerging.
19 Mar 2021
Lucid Motors is getting closer to the release of the 'Lucid Air' - a 924V premium sedan with impressive custom-built components.