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Electric Vehicles Research
May 20, 2022
EV Charging Network Backed by 100 Percent Renewable Energy

EV Charging Network Backed by 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Electrify America entered into a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement to build a solar photovoltaic renewable energy generation project in California. The new solar project is expected to generate 75 Megawatts at peak solar capacity or an estimated annual production of 225,000 Megawatt hours. It is projected to produce enough 100% renewable energy annually to more than offset the energy currently delivered on an annualized basis to Electrify America's customers charging on its extensive network. The solar project is targeted to be operational by mid-2023.
External Company Press Release
Squad, World's first Solar City Car

Squad, World's first Solar City Car

The SQUAD Solar City Car: a two-seater compact city car that charges itself on solar energy. The SQUAD will be available in 2023 from € 6250 (ex VAT) and can be pre-ordered now. SQUAD is a Dutch innovation, designed to make solar-powered mobility accessible for everyone.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 20, 2022
Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud

Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud

Volocopter announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to develop an aerospace cloud system in Microsoft Azure that will address the nascent cloud computing requirements for eVTOLs, UAM, and autonomous aviation. Once primed for commercial use, Azure will support the digital platform VoloIQ, the operating system for Volocopter's UAM services, and its subsequent transition to autonomous operations.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 19, 2022
Mass Digitization to Drive Gas Sensor Growth to $8.4 Billion

Mass Digitization to Drive Gas Sensor Growth to $8.4 Billion

Gas sensors are simultaneously an established and emerging industry, creating a complex web of technologies and applications for stakeholders to understand. Detection methods span a diverse technology landscape, ranging from semiconductor and optical to acoustic and photoionization.
External Company Press Release
Henkel Partners with Porsche in ABB FIA Formula E World Championhip

Henkel Partners with Porsche in ABB FIA Formula E World Championhip

Henkel through its well-known LOCTITE brand is partnering with Porsche in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the only all-electric and most sustainable motorsport series.
External Company Press Release
EAVX and REE Begin Customer Evaluations of New Electric Walk-In Van

EAVX and REE Begin Customer Evaluations of New Electric Walk-In Van

EAVX, a subsidiary of JB Poindexter & Co, and REE Automotive announced the companies' new fully electric walk-in van prototype will begin customer evaluation this summer. The class 5 vehicle debuts the EAVX body design powered by REE's modular P7 platform, making it the first fully drive-by-wire walk-in van on the market.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 18, 2022
ABB,  Shell to Launch First Nationwide EV Charging Network in Germany

ABB, Shell to Launch First Nationwide EV Charging Network in Germany

ABB E-mobility and Shell announced plans to launch the first nationwide network of Terra 360's, the world's fastest all-in-one electric car charger. With over 200 Terra 360 chargers to be launched across Germany in the next 12 months, ABB E-mobility and Shell will help to ensure greater charger availability and charging speed for more than 1.7 million German electric car drivers.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 17, 2022
Renault Trucks Reveals Multimodal Last Mile E-Mobility Concept

Renault Trucks Reveals Multimodal Last Mile E-Mobility Concept

Renault Trucks has announced the launch of an industry-first multimodal last mile e-mobility concept, the Renault Trucks E-Tech Master OptiModale, for cleaner, greener and more accessible urban deliveries.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 16, 2022
Madrid Orders 60 Solaris Electric Buses

Madrid Orders 60 Solaris Electric Buses

EMT, the public bus operator in the City of Madrid, has commissioned 60 electric buses from Solaris. Madrid bets on high energy batteries and pantograph charging which will ensure high operability in all kinds of conditions. The silent and emission-free Urbino 12 electric buses are flagship vehicles of the manufacturer. Contract value is over 30 million EUR.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 16, 2022
Join the Upcoming Webinar on Electric Vehicle Markets Land, Sea, Air

Join the Upcoming Webinar on Electric Vehicle Markets Land, Sea, Air

Thursday 19 May 2022 - The Targets, the Sales and the Shortages. This webinar will provide a snapshot of electric car, electric two-wheeler, electric bus, electric truck, electric boat and electric air taxi (aka eVTOL) markets in 2021, with discussion around short-term outlooks.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 13, 2022
Electric Vehicles Land, Sea, Air - Record Growth as Challenges Mount

Electric Vehicles Land, Sea, Air - Record Growth as Challenges Mount

Elon Musk once made a prediction that every form of transport, with the exception of space-faring rockets, will become electric. This prediction is starting to materialize as markets for electric cars, trucks, buses, boats, two-wheelers and air taxis reached new heights in 2021.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 13, 2022
Electric Flying Boat Might Transform Travelling

Electric Flying Boat Might Transform Travelling

A Norwegian company is now developing a small electric seaplane that can transform local passenger traffic on a large scale. The design of the hull is currently being tested in SINTEF's towing tank in Trondheim. The Research Council of Norway is providing NOK 16 million in funding for the seaplane project. The money will be used to get a full-scale prototype in the air within three years.
External Company Press Release
New EV Charging Partnership Targets UK Business Installations

New EV Charging Partnership Targets UK Business Installations

EV charging platform, Monta, and EV charge point supplier, ylo, have teamed up to streamline EV installations for businesses looking to install their own charge points.
External Company Press Release
$102M Funding in 6K To Accelerate Battery Material Production

$102M Funding in 6K To Accelerate Battery Material Production

6K's UniMelt system replaces a three-day, multi-step, high waste chemical co-precipitation (hydro-met) process with one that is ultra-clean and ultra-fast (as low as 2 seconds), powered by a 6000K microwave plasma. Compared to state-of-the-art CAM plants today, 6K uses half the footprint, substantially lower CapEx, and half the conversion costs or less.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Battery Swapping for Two- and Three-Wheelers in India

Battery Swapping for Two- and Three-Wheelers in India

The automotive sector in India is dominated by two-wheelers (scooters, motorbikes) and three-wheelers (autos, rickshaws) that play a significant role in last mile mobility in the country. The battery swapping model is a solution to the inadequate charging infrastructure in the country. With a large addressable market and many OEMs offering swap-capable vehicles, many start-ups are now emerging, which aim to offer swapping services.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 12, 2022
Blue Bird Enters Commercial EV Market with Flexible Class 5-6 Chassis

Blue Bird Enters Commercial EV Market with Flexible Class 5-6 Chassis

Blue Bird Corporation has unveiled a unique Class 5-6 electric vehicle platform. The company builds on its nearly century-long expertise of school bus manufacturing to expand its zero-emission transportation solutions to the commercial vehicle market.
External Company Press Release
FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

Wingcopter is delighted to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration has issued the Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Wingcopter 198 US unmanned aircraft. This approval marks a critical milestone in the certification process of Wingcopter's flagship eVTOL delivery drone in the U.S.
External Company Press Release
SATAVIA Provides Contrail Prevention Capability for KLM

SATAVIA Provides Contrail Prevention Capability for KLM

Aircraft-generated condensation trails, or contrails, cause surface warming amounting to two-thirds of aviation's climate impact, almost double that of direct CO2 emissions from aircraft engines. Until recently, technical challenges made contrail prevention difficult or impossible, but SATAVIA's best-in-class atmospheric modelling now enables flight plan optimisation for contrail prevention.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 11, 2022
Drones Can Help Dairy Farms Manage Methane Emissions

Drones Can Help Dairy Farms Manage Methane Emissions

About 50% of the methane that California emits comes from dairy farms. In order to meet strict climate goals, the state has proposed ways to regulate dairy methane emissions. But these efforts run up against a big problem: There isn't currently a reliable way for dairy farmers to measure the amount of methane produced on their farm.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 20, 2022
EV Charging Network Backed by 100 Percent Renewable Energy

EV Charging Network Backed by 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Electrify America entered into a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement to build a solar photovoltaic renewable energy generation project in California. The new solar project is expected to generate 75 Megawatts at peak solar capacity or an estimated annual production of 225,000 Megawatt hours. It is projected to produce enough 100% renewable energy annually to more than offset the energy currently delivered on an annualized basis to Electrify America's customers charging on its extensive network. The solar project is targeted to be operational by mid-2023.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 20, 2022
Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud

Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud

Volocopter announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to develop an aerospace cloud system in Microsoft Azure that will address the nascent cloud computing requirements for eVTOLs, UAM, and autonomous aviation. Once primed for commercial use, Azure will support the digital platform VoloIQ, the operating system for Volocopter's UAM services, and its subsequent transition to autonomous operations.
External Company Press Release
Henkel Partners with Porsche in ABB FIA Formula E World Championhip

Henkel Partners with Porsche in ABB FIA Formula E World Championhip

Henkel through its well-known LOCTITE brand is partnering with Porsche in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the only all-electric and most sustainable motorsport series.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 18, 2022
ABB,  Shell to Launch First Nationwide EV Charging Network in Germany

ABB, Shell to Launch First Nationwide EV Charging Network in Germany

ABB E-mobility and Shell announced plans to launch the first nationwide network of Terra 360's, the world's fastest all-in-one electric car charger. With over 200 Terra 360 chargers to be launched across Germany in the next 12 months, ABB E-mobility and Shell will help to ensure greater charger availability and charging speed for more than 1.7 million German electric car drivers.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 16, 2022
Madrid Orders 60 Solaris Electric Buses

Madrid Orders 60 Solaris Electric Buses

EMT, the public bus operator in the City of Madrid, has commissioned 60 electric buses from Solaris. Madrid bets on high energy batteries and pantograph charging which will ensure high operability in all kinds of conditions. The silent and emission-free Urbino 12 electric buses are flagship vehicles of the manufacturer. Contract value is over 30 million EUR.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 13, 2022
Electric Vehicles Land, Sea, Air - Record Growth as Challenges Mount

Electric Vehicles Land, Sea, Air - Record Growth as Challenges Mount

Elon Musk once made a prediction that every form of transport, with the exception of space-faring rockets, will become electric. This prediction is starting to materialize as markets for electric cars, trucks, buses, boats, two-wheelers and air taxis reached new heights in 2021.
External Company Press Release
New EV Charging Partnership Targets UK Business Installations

New EV Charging Partnership Targets UK Business Installations

EV charging platform, Monta, and EV charge point supplier, ylo, have teamed up to streamline EV installations for businesses looking to install their own charge points.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Battery Swapping for Two- and Three-Wheelers in India

Battery Swapping for Two- and Three-Wheelers in India

The automotive sector in India is dominated by two-wheelers (scooters, motorbikes) and three-wheelers (autos, rickshaws) that play a significant role in last mile mobility in the country. The battery swapping model is a solution to the inadequate charging infrastructure in the country. With a large addressable market and many OEMs offering swap-capable vehicles, many start-ups are now emerging, which aim to offer swapping services.
External Company Press Release
FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

Wingcopter is delighted to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration has issued the Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Wingcopter 198 US unmanned aircraft. This approval marks a critical milestone in the certification process of Wingcopter's flagship eVTOL delivery drone in the U.S.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 11, 2022
Drones Can Help Dairy Farms Manage Methane Emissions

Drones Can Help Dairy Farms Manage Methane Emissions

About 50% of the methane that California emits comes from dairy farms. In order to meet strict climate goals, the state has proposed ways to regulate dairy methane emissions. But these efforts run up against a big problem: There isn't currently a reliable way for dairy farmers to measure the amount of methane produced on their farm.
External Company Press Release
Squad, World's first Solar City Car

Squad, World's first Solar City Car

The SQUAD Solar City Car: a two-seater compact city car that charges itself on solar energy. The SQUAD will be available in 2023 from € 6250 (ex VAT) and can be pre-ordered now. SQUAD is a Dutch innovation, designed to make solar-powered mobility accessible for everyone.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 19, 2022
Mass Digitization to Drive Gas Sensor Growth to $8.4 Billion

Mass Digitization to Drive Gas Sensor Growth to $8.4 Billion

Gas sensors are simultaneously an established and emerging industry, creating a complex web of technologies and applications for stakeholders to understand. Detection methods span a diverse technology landscape, ranging from semiconductor and optical to acoustic and photoionization.
External Company Press Release
EAVX and REE Begin Customer Evaluations of New Electric Walk-In Van

EAVX and REE Begin Customer Evaluations of New Electric Walk-In Van

EAVX, a subsidiary of JB Poindexter & Co, and REE Automotive announced the companies' new fully electric walk-in van prototype will begin customer evaluation this summer. The class 5 vehicle debuts the EAVX body design powered by REE's modular P7 platform, making it the first fully drive-by-wire walk-in van on the market.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 17, 2022
Renault Trucks Reveals Multimodal Last Mile E-Mobility Concept

Renault Trucks Reveals Multimodal Last Mile E-Mobility Concept

Renault Trucks has announced the launch of an industry-first multimodal last mile e-mobility concept, the Renault Trucks E-Tech Master OptiModale, for cleaner, greener and more accessible urban deliveries.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 16, 2022
Join the Upcoming Webinar on Electric Vehicle Markets Land, Sea, Air

Join the Upcoming Webinar on Electric Vehicle Markets Land, Sea, Air

Thursday 19 May 2022 - The Targets, the Sales and the Shortages. This webinar will provide a snapshot of electric car, electric two-wheeler, electric bus, electric truck, electric boat and electric air taxi (aka eVTOL) markets in 2021, with discussion around short-term outlooks.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 13, 2022
Electric Flying Boat Might Transform Travelling

Electric Flying Boat Might Transform Travelling

A Norwegian company is now developing a small electric seaplane that can transform local passenger traffic on a large scale. The design of the hull is currently being tested in SINTEF's towing tank in Trondheim. The Research Council of Norway is providing NOK 16 million in funding for the seaplane project. The money will be used to get a full-scale prototype in the air within three years.
External Company Press Release
$102M Funding in 6K To Accelerate Battery Material Production

$102M Funding in 6K To Accelerate Battery Material Production

6K's UniMelt system replaces a three-day, multi-step, high waste chemical co-precipitation (hydro-met) process with one that is ultra-clean and ultra-fast (as low as 2 seconds), powered by a 6000K microwave plasma. Compared to state-of-the-art CAM plants today, 6K uses half the footprint, substantially lower CapEx, and half the conversion costs or less.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 12, 2022
Blue Bird Enters Commercial EV Market with Flexible Class 5-6 Chassis

Blue Bird Enters Commercial EV Market with Flexible Class 5-6 Chassis

Blue Bird Corporation has unveiled a unique Class 5-6 electric vehicle platform. The company builds on its nearly century-long expertise of school bus manufacturing to expand its zero-emission transportation solutions to the commercial vehicle market.
External Company Press Release
SATAVIA Provides Contrail Prevention Capability for KLM

SATAVIA Provides Contrail Prevention Capability for KLM

Aircraft-generated condensation trails, or contrails, cause surface warming amounting to two-thirds of aviation's climate impact, almost double that of direct CO2 emissions from aircraft engines. Until recently, technical challenges made contrail prevention difficult or impossible, but SATAVIA's best-in-class atmospheric modelling now enables flight plan optimisation for contrail prevention.
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