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2020
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

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.
2 Oct 2020

Electric Vehicles: Land, Sea and Air 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Luke Gear, Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Richard Collins, Dr David Wyatt and Dr James Edmondson
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.
18 Sep 2020

48V Full Hybrid, 48V Mild Hybrid, 48V BEV Cars: Markets, Technology Roadmap 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
9 Sep 2020

Solar Vehicles 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop