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29 May 2020

First Full Electric Aircraft Refueller Transporter

Gaussin and Total are jointly developing the world's first full electric aircraft refuelled transporter. Planned for the Airbus industrial site in Toulouse, this prototype will be capable of towing two fuel tankers, with a fuel capacity of 30 tons each. Delivery is expected at the end of 2020.
29 May 2020

Solar Energy Farms Offer Second Life for Electric Vehicle Batteries

As electric vehicles rapidly grow in popularity worldwide, there will soon be a wave of used batteries whose performance is no longer sufficient for vehicles that need reliable acceleration and range. But a new study shows that these batteries could still have a useful and profitable second life as backup storage for grid-scale solar photovoltaic installations, where they could perform for more than a decade in this less demanding role.
28 May 2020

Nissan

Nissan is a global pioneer in the electrification of cars. With almost all car companies moving towards electric, how is Nissan racing to keep up?
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28 May 2020

Toyota (2020)

Senior Technology Analyst Luke Gear provides an overview of the latest electric vehicle developments from Toyota. Where is the company headed?
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27 May 2020

Northvolt (Battery recycling)

This update profile gives an overview of Northvolt's efforts in battery recycling.
27 May 2020

Dow Inc.

Dow Inc is one of the largest chemical producers in the world. Dow recently showcased their portfolio of materials suitable for the thermal management of electric vehicle batteries. Their breadth of products has them well placed to take advantage of the growing electric vehicle market.
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27 May 2020

Engineers Develop Near-Zero Emissions Engine Technology

Engineers have developed the next generation of clean diesel engine technology to reduce hazardous nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide emissions while minimizing fuel consumption. Working with regulatory agencies, vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, engineers combined engine modifications with integrated aftertreatment technology and control strategies to reach near-zero emissions levels.
27 May 2020

Platinum Free Catalysts Could Make Cheaper Hydrogen Fuel Cells

The high cost of platinum catalysts used in hydrogen fuel cells limits the commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicles. Scientists are studying alternative catalysts to increase cost-effectiveness and maintain efficiency of hydrogen fuel cells.
26 May 2020

4R Energy Corporation

4R Energy is a joint venture between Nissan and Sumitomo to develop end-of-life solutions for electric vehicle batteries including battery second-life, remanufacturing and recycling.
26 May 2020

Fortum

Fortum is an Nordic electricity, heating and energy provider that also offers clean-energy and resource efficiency-related services, including demolition and recycling. This profiles introduces Fortum's developments in Li-ion battery recycling.
26 May 2020

Bell Marine

Bell Marine is a supplier of electric inboards for small commercial boats in Europe. Senior Technology Analyst Luke Gear shares the results of an interview with the company.
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26 May 2020

Agricultural Robots, Drones, and AI: 2020-2040: Technologies, Markets, and Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
25 May 2020

World's First Urban Air Mobility Theme Hotel

EHang has entered a strategic partnership with LN Holdings to further commercialize its AAVs by integrating Urban Air Mobility solutions into the latter's hotel/tourism businesses. This collaboration will not only broaden the use cases for AAVs, but will also expand the partnerships in the existing ecosystem.
22 May 2020

50 MWh of Energy Delivered Wirelessly to Electric Bus Fleet

Link Transit has this month achieved 50 megawatt-hours of energy delivered wirelessly to its electric bus fleet. Link Transit is the first electric bus operator in the Americas to reach this technology milestone, and the first in the world to do so in under two years.
22 May 2020

Webinar - Autonomous Driving: Peak Car to Arrive as Early as 2031?

In this webinar, Dr Na Jiao provides an overview of the autonomous car and robotaxi market. Dr Jiao is a technology analyst at IDTechEx focusing on autonomous mobility, electric vehicles and energy storage related areas.
22 May 2020

Tritium Launches World-First Plug and Charge Technology

The technology enables an electric vehicle and charger to communicate seamlessly and authorise payments directly from the driver's account, without the need for a card or RFID tag.
22 May 2020

KYB Corp and REE Automotive to Develop Next-Gen Modular EV Platform

REE Automotive and KYB Corporation announced a strategic partnership to develop suspension capabilities for future electric vehicle platforms.
21 May 2020

Webinar 26 May - Making Waves: The Rise of Electric Boats & Ships

In the over one hundred electric vehicle sectors tracked by IDTechEx, we predominantly foresee a transition partly or completely to a traction battery over the next two decades. The case is not so simple for the marine sector: due to the sheer scale of the power, energy and distance requirements for many vessels, reducing maritime emissions will require solutions varying from batteries and fuel cells to premium fuels, scrubbers and slow-steaming.
19 May 2020

China to Enforce Electric Vehicle Safety by 2021

Thermal runaway in electric vehicles (EVs) is a major concern for potential consumers, manufacturers and regulators, as thermal runaway of lithium ion batteries is the main cause of fires in EVs.
19 May 2020

Solar City Car Design Update

Squad Mobility has today released the design update of her Squad Solar City Car. Most noticeable changes are two new door options; half doors for splash reduction and full doors with windows offering full weather protection.