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2021
16 Jul 2021

Partnership for Sustainable Lithium Mining in Chile

Several companies have initiated a "Responsible Lithium Partnership" aiming to work towards responsible natural resource management, including lithium, in Chile's Salar de Atacama.
14 Jul 2021

DuPont: EV Battery Materials

DuPont has a wide portfolio of thermal management and structural materials for EV batteries. Dr James Edmondson from IDTechEx interviewed DuPont to find out more about their portfolio and several applications in the EV market.
8 Jul 2021

Porsche and Rimac Set Up Joint Venture Incorporating Bugatti

Porsche and Rimac have agreed to set up a joint venture that incorporates Bugatti. Oliver Blume and Mate Rimac have signed the corresponding agreements and announced the name of the new hypercar manufacturer: Bugatti-Rimac.
1 Jul 2021

Key Trends That Are Turning Up The Heat In The EV Market

Within the EV market, increases are being seen in battery capacity, range, charging rates, wide bandgap semiconductors, and high-performance traction motors. Additionally, EV fires and related recalls have brought the concept of thermal runaway detection, prevention, and protection to the fore. All of these trends demand more effective thermal management systems, solutions, and materials.
23 Jun 2021

Solid-State Battery Market Will Grow to $8 Billion by 2031

With an increasing number of players working in this field and some milestones being achieved, the solid-state battery market is expected to grow to $ 8 billion by 2031, according to IDTechEx's new report "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2021-2031: Technology, Forecasts, Players".
21 Jun 2021

Elaphe

Elaphe is a start-up based out of Slovenia making in-wheel motors primarily for automotive applications. IDTechEx caught up with Luka Ambrozic, Chief Marketing Officer at Elaphe.
21 Jun 2021

Volkswagen Plans to Use New 3D Printing Process in Vehicle Production

Volkswagen is pressing ahead with the use of innovative 3D printers in car production. For the first time, the newest process - known as binder jetting - is being used to manufacture components at the company's main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany.
16 Jun 2021

Technology Development to Drive Long-term EV Adoption

The resilience of global electric vehicle (EV) sales during 2020 provided some optimism as to the maturing state of the electric vehicle market. However, sales are still primarily underpinned by government policy, and improvements in cost and performance to Li-ion cells and packs, not to forget other aspects of the vehicle or grid infrastructure, are needed for widespread adoption.
14 Jun 2021

Schaeffler

Schaeffler has invested more than 500 million euros in research, development and production of electric drive units by 2020.
7 Jun 2021

Analysis of QuantumScape's Technology

QuantumScape, a US-based start-up working on solid-state battery went to the public due to Volkswagen's investment. There have been lots of discussion on this company. Is it a hope or hype, and how about their technologies? This article will give a detailed analysis of QuantumScape's technology. In addition, QuantumScape's patent portfolios are also introduced, with explanations and comments on their important patents.
26 May 2021

Nano One Materials

Nano One Materials are a Canadian company who have developed a new process to manufacture coated, single-crystal Li-ion cathode active material. IDTechEx spoke with Nano One Materials' CEO, Dan Blondal.
20 May 2021

Lamborghini: Electrification and COVID Update

Lamborghini recently announced its updated electrification targets and its financial performance for 2020.
12 May 2021

Electric Vehicles to Drive Demand for Thermal Interface Materials

There are several industries that are starting to emerge and/or focus more on thermal management and the requirement for TIMs, leading to new and extremely large potential markets.
29 Apr 2021

IRP Systems Announces $31M to Accelerate EV Powertrain Offerings

IRP Systems provides TrueDrive, a revolutionary electric powertrain that enables high performance and efficiency while reducing the weight, size and overall cost of the powertrain in electric vehicles of all sizes. Using IRP's cutting-edge electric motors and controllers, electric vehicle manufacturers can eliminate the industry's tradeoff between cost and performance.
28 Apr 2021

OLEDWorks

OLEDWorks develops OLED lighting, primarily targeting the automotive sector. This update covers its exhibits at the recent Auto Shanghai 2021 Conference.
26 Apr 2021

3 Types of Car That Have Prospered Despite COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a drastic effect on the automotive industry. Despite these damning figures, there is a silver lining. This article looks at the 3 types of cars where sales saw an increase across most of the globe.
22 Apr 2021

The Key Technologies for Winning the Fight Against Climate Change

Each year, April 22nd marks Earth Day, a worldwide event that aims to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement. To mark Earth Day 2021, here are some of the technologies that IDTechEx believes will be instrumental in winning the fight against climate change.
19 Apr 2021

Immersion Corporation

IDTechEx spoke to John Griffin and Linda Quach, VP Products & Marketing and Director of Marketing respectively at Immersion. They presented their updated corporate deck and we had a wider discussion about the state of the haptics industry and the evolving position of Immersion within it.
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.
7 Apr 2021

Louisenthal

Louisenthal is best known as a manufacturer of foils for banknotes. This background profile focusses in a recently they have launched a prototype transparent heater, applicable to automotive applications.