Research Articles

by Luke Gear

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.
22 Feb 2021

Europe's Electric Motorcycle Market Surges, Mirroring Electric Cars

IDTechEx expects electric motorcycle sales in Europe to grow at least 50% year-on-year in 2020, building on the momentum of recent years.
17 Feb 2021

Tesla's Innovative Power Electronics: The Silicon Carbide Inverter

Like the Beatles in the 60s, Tesla has arguably achieved the feat of being simultaneously the best and most popular at what they do. As the IDTechEx report "Electric Vehicles: Land, Sea & Air 2021-2041" discusses, Tesla enters a new market and quickly becomes the top-selling electric vehicle maker. In this article, we focus on Tesla's innovations in the field of power electronics and some of the new materials opportunities being created.
01 Feb 2021

Tesla in India: Boost in a Country with Low Appetite for Electric Cars

Tesla has plans to enter a new market: India. This story has unfolded only one way so far. Tesla decides to enter a new market and quickly becomes the top-selling EV maker by leveraging its powerful brand and class-leading technology at a competitive price. But will it be so easy in India?
11 Dec 2020

The Window of Opportunity for Plug-in Hybrids is Closing

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are an interim product. IDTechEx explains why PHEV potential is now limited.
Worldwide
10 Dec 2020

IDTechEx Assesses 5 Significant Electric Vehicle Opportunities in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused 2020 to become the pivotal year as the automotive industry goes through a once in a hundred-year transformation.
18 Nov 2020

Fuel Cell Cars: A Commercial Failure

The IDTechEx report "Advanced Electric Cars 2020 - 2040" forecasts fuel-cell cars globally through 2040, and finds they continue to be a commercial failure for the next two decades.
19 Oct 2020

The 24 Million Electric Vehicles of 2020

The IDTechEx market for electric vehicles across land, sea and air will be 24 million unit sales this year, which represents a decline of roughly 19% year on year from the impact of COVID-19.
Worldwide
30 Sep 2020

Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles and Fleets 2021-2031

Forecasts from IDTechEx report "Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles and Fleets 2021-2031"
25 Sep 2020

Autonomous Shuttles: The Future of Last-mile Mobility

Autonomous shuttles could be a key element that connects the public transportation systems to reduce private car ownership in the future. The autonomous shuttle total market size will be over $18 million by 2040, according to IDTechEx's report Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040.
23 Sep 2020

Plugged-in: Huge Demand for Electric Vehicle Charging

IDTechEx estimates the global plug-in electric vehicle (BEV + PHEV) population reached 8.1 million units (including light commercial vehicles) by the end of 2019, supported by roughly five million charging outlets. There will be over 111 million plug-in EVs in-use globally by 2031: a massive driver for the wide-spread deployment of charging infrastructure.
23 Aug 2020

Electric Ships: Battery Behemoths

Electric ships have some of the largest individual batteries of any electric vehicle sector; below is a list of the largest projects IDTechEx have been tracking.