8 Apr 2021
Many Routes to 1000 Mile Battery Vehicles
It is easy to make 1000-mile battery-electric vehicles, and the effect on market uptake will be profound.
6 Apr 2021
Volkswagen's Long-term, High-Manganese Cathode Strategy
In this article IDTechEx provides commentary on the reference during Volkswagen's recent Power Day to their long-term strategy of employing high-manganese cathodes for their 'volume segment'. What does 'high-manganese' refer to, and how do they compare to other cathode materials?
23 Mar 2021
A Role for High-Manganese Cathodes: Analysis of Volkswagen's Power Day
On March 15th 2021, Volkswagen held a Tesla-like event, Power Day, outlining their strategy and technology roadmap for their shift toward electric vehicles (EVs). This premium article will focus specifically on VW's long-term strategy to make use of high-manganese cathodes, delving into what is meant by 'high-manganese cathodes', how they compare to other cathode materials with regards to performance and cost, and the commercial activity and opportunity they hold.
19 Mar 2021
Lucid Motors is getting closer to the release of the 'Lucid Air' - a 924V premium sedan with impressive custom-built components.
19 Mar 2021
As part of the VW Group, Audi is also making a strong push towards electrification. Their first battery electric vehicles have been successful and many more models are expected by 2025.
16 Mar 2021
Volkswagen Group: Power Day
On the 15th of March 2021, Volkswagen (VW) presented its technology roadmap for batteries and charging up to 2030. The event titled "Power Day" was split into two sections: the batteries and the charging.
16 Mar 2021
Living Lab of 200 Real World Smart Homes for Testing Electric Vehicles
Innovative companies developing smart home products or services that incorporate electric vehicle charging will benefit from a new offering in Energy Systems Catapult's real-world test environment - the Living Lab.
23 Feb 2021
Volkswagen Begins Electric Car Sharing in Hamburg
Volkswagen Group has already succeeded with the WeShare pilot project in Berlin since 2019 - so successfully, in fact, that fully electric car sharing will now also be possible in Hamburg from February 25.
19 Feb 2021
Ford Europe Goes All-In on Electric Vehicles
Ford has committed that by mid-2026, 100 percent of Ford's passenger vehicle range in Europe will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, and will be completely all-electric by 2030.
8 Feb 2021
Secure Human-Robot Collaboration Thanks to Radar
A breakthrough in collaborative robotics is within reach thanks to an enabling technology for functional safety in various robot systems and applications, including high-performance robots.
5 Feb 2021
With sensors, the systems and software are a bigger business than the sensors themselves. For example, your body has primitive sensors such as eyes and fingers, but it processes the data in combination, so the whole is greater than the parts. Call it "sensor fusion", something increasingly seen in the automotive, healthcare, and robotic industries.
2 Feb 2021
Volkswagen Group Components Begins Battery Recycling Pilot
Volkswagen Group Components opened the Group's first plant for recycling electric car batteries in Salzgitter. The aim is the industrialized recovery of valuable raw materials such as lithium, nickel, manganese and cobalt in a closed loop together with aluminum, copper and plastics, achieving a recycling rate of more than 90% over the long term.
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.