31 Dec 2020
VW's Mobile Charging Robot Concept Moves Ahead
Volkswagen Group Components gives us a first glimpse of the prototypes of its mobile charging robot. This is one of the visionary charging concepts that Volkswagen hopes will expand the charging infrastructure over the next few years. Its task: fully autonomous charging of vehicles in restricted parking areas, like underground car parks. "
21 Dec 2020
New EV Finance Package from Volkswagen Financial Services
A new electric vehicle finance package from Volkswagen Financial Services will enable more people to join the EV revolution and ensure that car retailers remain an integral part of ownership now and in the future.
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.
3 Dec 2020
Thermal Management in 2020: Highlights from IDTechEx
A huge market is opening for component and material suppliers in the thermal management arena.
3 Dec 2020
Segway-Ninebot and AUDI AG Launch Audi Electric Kick Scooter
With the Audi electric kick scooter powered by Segway the brand adds a new accessory to its cars in favour of convenient multimodal travel in cities. The renowned German automotive brand partners with Segway-Ninebot, the world's leading manufacturer of electric kick scooter.
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.
17 Nov 2020
Volkswagen Group Invests EUR 73 Billion in Future Technologies
The Volkswagen Group will spend around EUR 73 billion on electrification, hybrid powertrains and digital technology over the next five years.
13 Nov 2020
Clear Route to All Land Vehicles Being Solar
Progress with solar-powered and solar-assisted land vehicles is now so clear and compelling that it is certain that most land vehicles will incorporate this technology as an essential part of their battery electric powertrains.
12 Nov 2020
Volkswagen US Lab for Developing, Testing EV Batteries
Volkswagen of America has marked the start of construction of its Battery Engineering Lab at its Chattanooga Engineering and Planning Center. The approximately $22 million dollar facility will test and validate electric vehicle cells and battery packs for the North American region.
10 Nov 2020
IDTechEx Have Released a New Report on Electric Truck Markets
IDTechEx have released a new market research report on electric truck markets - analysis of the medium and heavy-duty BEV, PHEV & FCEV electric truck markets; detailed Covid-19 adjusted sales, battery demand and market value forecasts by region; Li-ion and electric motor technologies.
9 Nov 2020
Solid Power is a spin-out from the University of Colorado Boulder developing sulfide-based all solid-state batteries (ASSB) and has been in operation since 2014.
9 Nov 2020
Smart City Hardware: $1.7 Trillion Market Ahead
Uniquely, the new IDTechEx Research report analyses and forecasts the major disruptive opportunities for radically new city materials, equipment and systems totalling a $1.7 trillion market in 2041.
2 Nov 2020
Will Rare-Earths be Eliminated in Electric Vehicle Motors?
Due to environmental and supply concerns, the volume demand share of several materials in electric motor magnets are likely to shift drastically.
28 Oct 2020
Hexagon Announces 100% EV Initiative
Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division, has launched 100%EV, a strategic initiative to drive innovation in eMobility. In the wake of seventy-three countries announcing net-zero carbon targets by 2050, the automotive industry must now both meet legislative ambitions and develop winning models.
12 Oct 2020
Electric Vehicle Materials: Will Nickel Replace Cobalt?
Electric vehicle powertrains are much more materially diverse than the internal-combustion engine vehicles they replace. As a result, they are putting sudden and unprecedented strain on several raw materials industries.
5 Oct 2020
Regional Development of Solid-State Batteries
The rapid growth of the electric vehicle market has driven the development, manufacture and sales of batteries, especially lithium-ion batteries. In the meantime, a number of companies are betting on the next big energy storage technologies. Solid-state batteries are one of them.
22 Sep 2020
Octopus Energy Launches Partnership with Volkswagen
Octopus Energy announced a significant new partnership with Volkswagen Group. The deal encourages VW customers to reduce carbon emissions and Electric Vehicle running costs by switching their home electricity and gas supply to the UK's fastest growing green energy provider.