16 May 2022
Join the Upcoming Webinar on Electric Vehicle Markets Land, Sea, Air
Thursday 19 May 2022 - The Targets, the Sales and the Shortages. This webinar will provide a snapshot of electric car, electric two-wheeler, electric bus, electric truck, electric boat and electric air taxi (aka eVTOL) markets in 2021, with discussion around short-term outlooks.
13 May 2022
Electric Vehicles Land, Sea, Air - Record Growth as Challenges Mount
Elon Musk once made a prediction that every form of transport, with the exception of space-faring rockets, will become electric. This prediction is starting to materialize as markets for electric cars, trucks, buses, boats, two-wheelers and air taxis reached new heights in 2021.
5 May 2022
Volvo Trucks, Bucher Municipal Collaborate to Electrify Sewer Trucks
Clean trucks will be used to clean more cities around Europe, as Volvo Trucks and Bucher Municipal have now entered into a collaboration to electrify sewer cleaner trucks. By the end of 2023, Bucher Municipal expects to deliver up to 80 fully electric sewer cleaner trucks to cities in Europe.
29 Apr 2022
Germany Launches World-First Battery Pass Project
Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action formally announced its "Battery Pass" project and its eleven consortium members, including Circulor, the leading supply chain traceability provider, as the project's technology implementor. The announcement marks the beginning of a three-year, German-funded R&D project to develop core data specifications and technical standards for a "passport", as well as a standardized dataspace to manage batteries that are manufactured or placed into service in the European Union.
4 Apr 2022
PolyIC are a division of Kurz and have had success commercializing its transparent conductive film for backlit touch-sensitive automotive controls. IDTechEx caught up with CEO Wolfgang Clemens at LOPEC 2022 to find out about the latest developments and why this technology has beaten in-mold electronics to commercial adoption in the automotive sector.
22 Mar 2022
Senseair is a gas sensors company, part of the Asahi Kasei group, specializing in non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) technology for carbon dioxide and alcohol detection. Tess Skyrme, Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, interviewed their Executive Sales Director Pär Nordin to discuss the integration of their products into popular smart home products and automotive vehicles.
15 Mar 2022
Electric Construction Machines Vital for Greener Construction
Construction machines are estimated to generate around 400 Mt of CO2 emission per year, which is around 1.1% of global CO2 emission. Decarbonization of non-road mobile machines will therefore be an important factor in efforts to limit global climate change. With an increasing number of countries around the world committing to a net-zero carbon future, the construction industry is facing growing scrutiny of its' greenhouse gas emissions.
24 Feb 2022
EV Charging Investments, Interoperability, and Innovations
There has been a ramp-up of charging infrastructure to make EV charging more widespread and publicly accessible. A holistic approach is being taken where fast chargers, destination chargers, and home chargers all play an important role in supporting the different electric segments. The industry is seeing increased investments, collaboration, and innovation that will hopefully help today's parking lots become tomorrow's charging stations.
15 Feb 2022
Unicorn and Volvo Trucks Collaborate on Electric Concrete Mixers
After gaining good experience with a Volvo FE Electric, Unicon is now taking the next big step towards emission-free distribution by introducing a new generation of electric truck mixers with longer range and higher payload. Therefore, the company intends to place the country's largest private single order to date for 11 Volvo FM Electric models that will be converted to truck mixers and operate in Denmark.
8 Feb 2022
Northvolt and Volvo Cars Choose Gothenburg For New Battery Factory
Northvolt and Volvo Cars will place their first joint battery factory in Gothenburg, Sweden, next to Volvo Cars' assembly plant in Torslanda. The new facility will be operational in 2025.
21 Dec 2021
New Milestone in Volvo Penta's Electrification Journey
Volvo Penta is accelerating its efforts to reach zero emissions - through fossil-free, renewable fuels, hybrid, and electric technology. In the latest development, the company has delivered and integrated its electric driveline into the first of a series of prototype fully electric terminal tractors to U.S. customer, TICO - who will be testing the prototypes with a variety of major fleet partners.