4 Jul 2022
Peterbilt — Electric Trucks
Peterbilt (part of PACCAR) develop electric trucks.
1 Jul 2022
Freightliner — Electric Trucks
Freightliner (a subsidiary of Daimler AG) have been conducting extensive field tests with customers, through their 'Customer Experience Fleet Program' of two fully electric trucks.
29 Jun 2022
Mercedes-Benz — Electric Trucks
Mercedes-Benz are a Daimler brand, and Daimler Trucks are investing in both battery electric vehicle (BEV) and fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) truck development.
15 Jun 2022
Market Update on New Energy Vehicles in China
This IDTechEx premium article provides an update on China's new energy vehicle market in 2022, including an update on annual and monthly sales, market trends, policy drivers, and battery trends.
25 May 2022
Battery Swapping to Compliment Inadequate Charging Infrastructure
Traditional cable-based charging of electric vehicles (EVs) is now being complemented by another solution: battery swapping. Various swap-enabled vehicles across different segments are now entering the market.
27 Apr 2022
Quantron Presents the QUANTRON QARGO 4 EV Light Truck
The light transporter from Quantron offers a battery-electric cargo solution, ideal for sustainable deliveries over the last mile, in plant traffic and for municipalities.
12 Apr 2022
Honda Progresses Towards Electrification for the Future
Honda Motor Co Ltd today held a press briefing on its initiatives in the automobile electrification business. The motor group plans to spend 5 trillion Yen ($40 billion) on electric vehicles in the coming decade.
10 Mar 2022
Grid Storage: Constant Change Ahead
The US Department of Energy's paper, "Grid Operational Impacts of Widespread Storage Deployment" analyzes requirements to 2050. It variously calculates 1.3 TWh required to just over 6.0 TWh in its 94% renewable electricity, Zero Carbon scenario. Earlier, other researchers calculated 80% wind and solar will require 5.4 TWh of energy storage so it is obvious that huge amounts of storage are needed. Even that is with massive over-production and therefore curtailment - electricity only being generated 10% to 20% of the time on average. Polluting peaker plants only have 11% capacity factor so, on that model, bad replaces bad in that respect.
23 Feb 2022
Nio Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells smart electric vehicles in China and Europe. The company offers five, six, and seven-seater electric SUVs, as well as smart electric sedans. It is also involved in a battery swapping service called Power Swap. Nio Inc. was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.
3 Feb 2022
Smart Cities Pivot to Hydrogen and Other Priorities
Smart cities face new, exceptional challenges with new exceptional technologies. Those starting from scratch have seen a shakeout for reasons varying from push-back against people control to failing to raise the money. In contrast, work has begun on the NEOM smart city in Saudi Arabia and the more modest Toyota Woven City at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan that is, in some ways, more advanced. The IDTechEx report, "Smart City Materials, Systems, Markets 2022-2042" has the analysis and forecasts.
23 Nov 2021
Energy Storage in 2021: Challenges and Opportunities
Energy storage technologies are undergoing a challenging transformation, vital in an emerging climate that increasingly necessitates renewable energies and recyclable hardware. Covering a wide portfolio of energy storage technologies, their history, and their outlook for the future, IDTechEx looks at how the energy storage sector has fared over the past year, and where it is headed for the next.