12 May 2022
Aulton, or Aodong New Energy Vehicle Technology Co. Ltd, is the largest third-party battery-swapping service provider in China, established in 2000. They are involved in electric vehicle battery swap services, battery life cycle management, and commercial operation of battery swap stations.
29 Apr 2022
LEVC Celebrates Sale of 5000th TX Electric Taxi in London
LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) announces another significant milestone with 5,000 TX taxis sold in London. As the world's most advanced electric taxi, the TX delivers the best possible experience for drivers and passengers, substantial savings for operators and reduced urban emissions for the capital.
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.
15 Nov 2021
Farizon Auto Ultimate Commercial Vehicle: 'Homtruck'
Geely Holding Group's commercial vehicle brand, Farizon Auto, unveiled its next generation smart new energy semi-truck, the Homtruck, with production and first deliveries planned for early 2024.
3 Nov 2021
Volocopter: Electric Multicopter
Volocopter GmbH, based near Munich in Germany, are developing an electric vertical take-off and landing multicopter, with plans for a commercial launch in 2023. IDTechEx spoke with Volocopter at the ITS World Congress 2021
8 Oct 2021
PolyIC produce capacitive touch sensors based on transparent conductive films, which can be integrated within 3D plastic parts. This update profile is based on a presentation given at the 'Elantas Printed Electronics Day' in October 2021.
6 Sep 2021
SES, formerly known as SolidEnergy Systems, used to pursue solid-state Li-Metal technology. SolidEnergy was a spin out from MIT founded in 2012 by Dr. Qichao Hu. It was incubated at A123 in its early years. In 2015, Dr Hu realized that all solid-state batteries look good on paper but have fundamental difficulties in real cell production. Then in 2018, the company changed its name to SES after restructuring, addressing its focus on hybrid approach with high-concentration solvent-in-salt liquid electrolyte, solid-state protection coating for Li-Metal anode and AI software to monitor the battery health. The hybrid approach also has a more practical mass manufacturing capability.
25 Mar 2021
Geely Auto Forms New Premium Electric Car Company - Zeekr
Geely Auto Group has announced the formation of a new company, Zeekr Company Limited, a new electric mobility technology and solutions company based in China that will serve growing global demand for premium electric vehicles.
16 Mar 2021
Market for eVTOL Air Taxis to Grow to $14.7 Billion by 2041
Air taxis and flying cars are easy to hype but IDTechEx's new report on the subject is not that hype. This independent research into electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for passenger transport reflects the reality of the eVTOL market at this early stage of its development.
11 Jan 2021
Energy Storage Related Webinars Available to Watch On-Demand Today
IDTechEx currently have a number of energy storage related webinars available to watch on-demand. These include presentations on 2020 highlights, solid-state batteries, li-ion recycling, stationary energy storage, hydrogen economy and redox flow batteries.
8 Jan 2021
Electric Vehicle Related Webinars Available to Watch On-Demand Today
IDTechEx currently have a number of electric vehicle related webinars available to watch on-demand. These include presentations on 2020 highlights; electric cars; electric boats and ships; thermal management; autonomous driving; and EV charging.
17 Dec 2020
Vehicle Batteries: Abandon Pack, Module or Both?
There is a race to 1000km battery-electric vehicles (BEV) and beyond.
16 Dec 2020
Mercedes-Benz to Produce 8 All Electric EQ Models
The EQS, the first electric luxury sedan from Mercedes-Benz, will start in the first half of 2021 in Factory 56 at the Sindelfingen site.
27 Nov 2020
General Motors Sparkles in 48 Volt
It is in China that General Motors is leading the way in 48V hybrid cars and their next technology. This 48V mild hybridization of conventional car models gives them another ten years in the market.
10 Sep 2020
The Billion Dollar Supercapacitor
Supercapacitors are only a business of around $0.5 billion. However, Geely Holdings has a new commitment to Maxwell Technologies, a Tesla company, for what may be at least $0.5 billion over the years for peak shaving supercapacitors for its hybrid cars made under Volvo and other brands.
28 Aug 2020
Supercapacitors Usurp Batteries
What do you now purchase by the kilowatt hour? The new supercapacitors replacing batteries. The new IDTechEx report, "Supercapacitor Markets, Technology Roadmap, Opportunities 2021-2041", shows how supercapacitors have started to replace 10% of lithium-ion batteries and help kill lead-acid.
25 Aug 2020
Join the IDTechEx Webinar on Supercapacitors - 3 September
Supercapacitors Turn the Corner - Supercapacitors and their variants have recently seen customer commitment to multibillion-dollar opportunities that were previously beyond their reach. Consider large peak-shaving ones for hybrid cars where the Geely orders will soon be followed by others.
24 Jun 2020
Lotus is a significant historic British car manufacturer. Lotus has experienced a troubled financial past, but the purchase by Geely has looked to rejuvenate the brand with a focus on electrification.