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2 Aug 2021

Functional Automotive Exteriors With Printed/Flexible Electronics

While vehicle interiors might be an obvious target for emerging technologies based on printed/flexible electronics, there are also plenty of opportunities for vehicle exteriors. These range from transparent heaters to solar panels, and benefit from attributes as varied as transparency, conformality, low weight, and tunable absorption spectra.
2 Aug 2021

Longest eVTOL Flight to Date

Joby Aero Inc has achieved an important milestone in the development of its aircraft, flying a full-size prototype vehicle more than 150 miles on a single charge, including a vertical take-off and landing.
2 Aug 2021

'Founding Father' of Lithium Ion Batteries Helps Solve 40 Year Problem

In the late 1970s, M. Stanley Whittingham was the first to describe the concept of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, an achievement for which he would share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Yet even he couldn't have anticipated the complex materials science challenges that would arise as these batteries came to power the world's portable electronics.
2 Aug 2021

Mining Electrification: Vehicles, Generation, Repurposing 2022-2042

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Xiaoxi He
30 Jul 2021

Hyundai Motor and LG Energy Solution to Invest in EV Partnership

Under the MoU, Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution will invest a total of USD 1.1 billion into the JV to build a battery cell plant in Karawang, Indonesia. The Group and LG Energy Solution will each have a 50 percent ownership stake in the JV. The Indonesian government agrees to offer various incentives and rewards to support the stable operation of the plant.
30 Jul 2021

First of a Kind Trojan Energy Charge Points go Live in Brent

First-of-a-kind on-street electric vehicle charge points are now officially live for testing in the London Borough of Brent.
29 Jul 2021

Thermoelectrics Enters the Fast Track

Thermoelectric cooling, heating, and harvesting is partly a great success now, partly to be a success later. First to analyze this big picture is the new IDTechEx report, "Thermoelectric Cooling, Heating, Harvesting: 90 Companies' Achievements and Strategies Appraised with Roadmap 2022-2042".
29 Jul 2021

Partnership for Silicon-Anode Batteries for the 7-Seater Lilium Jet

CUSTOMCELLS, who supply international aviation, automotive and military customers, including Porsche AG, will be one of Lilium's prime suppliers, manufacturing lithium-ion batteries at scale for the all-electric 7-Seater Lilium Jet.
28 Jul 2021

JX Nippon Mining & Metals

JX Nippon Mining & Metals (JX) is an integrated producer of copper and related metals.
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28 Jul 2021

Air Taxi Winners: Watch Orders Not Investment

Air taxi operators are unfazed by the 200 or so organizations designing vertical take-off electric aircraft. Follow the economics and the orders not the fluid investments from people seeking the next Tesla. Those getting the huge investments often lack significant orders.
28 Jul 2021

Gas Diffusion Layers: Materials, Supply & Demand in Fuel Cell Vehicles

In this article, IDTechEx explores the role of the gas diffusion layer in PEM fuel cells, with further details on the supply chain, market shares and expected demand to 2030.
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27 Jul 2021

800V Cars, to be or not to be?

As the automotive industry moves further into the electric era, a new platform is emerging - 800V - with nine automakers already committed. It is generating hype by having the potential to enable 350kW (ten-minute) charging, breaking down the ultimate barrier for the consumer. But is it worth it? In this premium article, IDTechEx analysts analyse the challenges and benefits from a battery and system perspective.
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26 Jul 2021

Trends in Solid-State Batteries

Solid-state batteries keep on attracting tremendous attention and investment with the maturing technologies and closeness to mass production. Even with the influence of COVID-19, the potential market size is expected to grow to over $8 billion by 2031, according to IDTechEx's report "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2021-2031: Technology, Forecasts, Players".
26 Jul 2021

Algorithm Flies Drones Faster Than Human Racing Pilots

To be useful, drones need to be quick. Because of their limited battery life they must complete whatever task they have - searching for survivors on a disaster site, inspecting a building, delivering cargo - in the shortest possible time.
26 Jul 2021

ESI Automotive

ESI Automotive is a part of $1.8 billion Element Solutions Inc, and makes and supplies innovative power module packaging materials into the electric vehicle industry to improve performance and lifetime.
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23 Jul 2021

Robotic Mining

Robotics and semi-autonomous equipment are taking humans out of mines, reducing costs and risk.
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23 Jul 2021

Mines Transition to Electricity Earners

Mines increasingly use solar power so they increasingly need energy storage for hours, due to load-source mismatch, up to seasonal because solar is feeble in winter. This can transition to battery-free energy storage intimately using mine assets for grids and local industry and communities when the mine is expired as a source of minerals. This is what we cover in this article, ending with a slide on how the same applies for electricity generators.
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23 Jul 2021

Mining Electric Power Toolkit

Construction, agriculture and mining are progressing towards 100% electrics from off-grid zero emission electricity production on site, with mining sites and farm desalination particularly power hungry up to 100MW levels.
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23 Jul 2021

Mine Electrification Examples, Players

The control of industrial vehicle emissions has increasingly become the focus of stringent limitations on exhaust constituents such as NOx, CO and particulate matter, as such engine manufacturers have begun introducing innovative design changes and sophisticated engine control systems to reduce the major pollutants in diesel exhaust and comply with each successive tier level.
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23 Jul 2021

Mining Electrification Trends

Over the last decade, wind energy prices have fallen 70% and solar photovoltaics have fallen 89% on average, with the cost of renewables continuing to trend downwards.
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