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2019
20 Aug

Mercedes‑Benz Cars is pushing ahead with plug-in hybrids

Plug-in hybrids are an important milestone on the road to zero-emissions driving. Mercedes‑Benz Cars is pushing ahead with the development of its plug-in hybrids under the EQ Power label.
20 Aug

Portable electric vehicle charging station shows potential

Sam Elliott, living in Texas, has a YouTube channel called Innovative Sustainable Solutions where he has recently been showing videos of his progress in creating a portable electric vehicle charging station.
20 Aug

48V Mild Hybrid and 48V Full Hybrid Vehicles 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
19 Aug

Colorado Air Quality Control adopts a zero-emission vehicle standard

The Air Quality Control Commission has adopted a zero-emission vehicle standard for Colorado. The move is directly aligned with the commission's mission to achieve the cleanest air practical in every part of the state.
16 Aug

Material players set for big gains/losses in EV $1,000+ bn revolution

The electric vehicle market is growing very quickly. IDTechEx forecast that the total market will exceed $1,000bn value within the next 5-years across all categories: land, sea, and air. This huge growth is resulting in a large amount of turbulence within the supply chain. In particular, the material considerations are different to traditional internal combustion engines and provide a significant opportunity or threat - depending on your viewpoint.
15 Aug

Military Vehicles on Land

The need for electric vehicles in military applications is strong. The speed of advance of an army is still limited by speed of providing fuel and other "materiel" as they call it. 20% of deaths are suffered simply providing fuel. The US Military has a program to reduce fuel consumption by 70% because of this.
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15 Aug

Autonomous Trucks: a 20-year view

An overview of technologies, players and market forecast
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15 Aug

In-Wheel Motors for Electric Vehicles Evolving Fast

Electric motor drive is key to all electric vehicles and it is taking new forms. See IDTechEx report, "Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles Land, Water, Air 2019-2029".
14 Aug

30 Solaris Urbino electric buses for Italy

The Solaris Bus & Coach company has won another zero-emission order for Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses in Italy. Following the agreement recently signed with ATM Milan, in line with which up to 250 vehicles of this type will be delivered in Milan, the Polish manufacturer has received an order from the transport operator ACTV SPA Venezia for 30 urban electric 12 electric buses and infrastructure for battery charging. The total value of the contract acquired exceeds 20 million euros.
13 Aug

Torqeedo (2019 Update)

Torqeedo is the market leader for electric propulsion in leisure boating and is now diversifying to small commercial vessels.
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13 Aug

Construction support vessel efficiency enhanced by hybrid propulsion

The technology group Wärtsilä is to provide hybrid propulsion capability for a new offshore wind construction support vessel. The 'Acta Centaurus', a DP2 walk-to-work construction support vessel owned by Netherlands-based Acta Marine, will thus gain fuel consumption and environmental benefits through being able to operate the vessel with less running engines at more optimised load.
13 Aug

BMW i3 Battery Electric Vehicle

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world's leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.
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12 Aug

Battery Second Life: IDTechEx Research Reviews New Value Opportunities

The first batch of electric vehicle batteries are reaching their retirement age and the next ten years will see a huge increase in the volume of retired batteries. What will happen to the huge amount of used EV batteries? IDTechEx has recently released the latest report named Second-life Electric Vehicle Batteries 2020-2030.
12 Aug

Airport shuttle bus thin-film PV roof system

In November, Hanergy had signed a cooperation agreement with TAM-Europe Company, a subsidiary of China Hi-Tech Group Corporation to develop a new-energy shuttle bus.
12 Aug

Modular car park transformation system

Car Park Transformer has developed a next generation of their Modular Car Port solution resulting in value out of car parking areas and providing comfort and extra services for customers.
12 Aug

Drone doctor: Measuring whale health from above

When assessing a patient's health, one of the first things a doctor does is measure the patient's vital signs. But how do you measure vital signs when your patient is a huge, endangered paikea humpback whale? New University of Canterbury research suggests drones might be the solution.
9 Aug

Thermal Interface Materials (TIM) for EV battery packs

This premium article aims to give you a comprehensive analysis of the implementation of thermal interface materials for electric vehicles.
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9 Aug

Death of internal combustion: 1000 kilometers EV range

Electric aircraft have got there. Cars next. With no road resistance, the best electric aircraft, the Bye Aerospace eFlyer, achieves 1000km with its solar wing option. This range will be the final nail in the coffin of internal combustion cars. It is longer than some of them offer. With gasoline stations shutting down, guess who then gets range anxiety! See the IDTechEx reports, "Electric Vehicles 2020-2030" forecasting premium solar cars, mainstream solar cars and 98 other EV categories: unique detail. See also the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft 2020-2030".
9 Aug

Manned Electric Aircraft: IDTechEx says Walk Before You Run

In the new IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft 2020-2030" the analyst praises manufacturers such as Bye Aerospace for "walking before they try to run". Like Tesla with cars, they started with two-seater pure-electric vehicles and progressed to four - in this case, fixed-wing aircraft. Sales of these as air taxis and pilot trainers are booming with Bye alone attracting $165 million in business in about one year.
9 Aug

New Energy Storage Parameter: Cell Cooling Coefficient (CCC)

One of the most rapidly evolving areas of energy storage in electric vehicles is the thermal management of lithium-ion cells. Although most of the focus is on cell chemistry advancements, improvements to the battery pack can have a significant advantage in safety, performance, and longevity.