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Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 31, 2019
A 3D printed, functional electric bike

A 3D printed, functional electric bike

The automotive sector is constantly looking for more eco-friendly alternatives to the traditional methods of transportation due to growing concerns over climate change and global warming. The issue that is most difficult to overcome is the economics of the endeavor, however with the right combination of engineering ingenuity and additive manufacturing technologies we might find some progress in this department as well.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 30, 2019
Switzerland authorises crop spraying drones

Switzerland authorises crop spraying drones

Switzerland has become the first country in Europe to develop a process to authorize spray drones. According to the Swiss government, drones are well suited as replacements for helicopters in spraying pesticides.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Metal sintering die attach materials, processes, and suppliers

Metal sintering die attach materials, processes, and suppliers

This is part V of our article series.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
6 Notable Electric Vehicle Startups, Profiles - US and Europe

6 Notable Electric Vehicle Startups, Profiles - US and Europe

Whilst the automotive startup landscape is a challenging one, EV startups may benefit from being able to begin with a clean slate, without the legacy of an ICE based history hindering their efforts. This deck presents short profiles for six EV startups founded in either the US or Europe.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 29, 2019
Trucking industry: Drivers lead and technology follows

Trucking industry: Drivers lead and technology follows

Peloton's Automated Following is an advanced platooning system, using vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology to enable a single driver to drive a pair of vehicles.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Highlights From EVS 32

Highlights From EVS 32

Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS) is the longest-running and largest event dedicated solely to electric vehicles. Having started in 1969, this year was the 50th anniversary of EVS, held in Lyon, France. IDTechEx Analyst Luke Gear was in attendance and presents his findings in this article.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 26, 2019
China: The Most Spectacular Electric Vehicle Market

China: The Most Spectacular Electric Vehicle Market

IDTechEx's upcoming electric vehicle forums will take place in Tokyo, Japan, on 18th and 19th of September, and in Seoul, South Korea, on 25th and 26th of September.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 26, 2019
Electric Car Tipping Point Will Delight and Destroy

Electric Car Tipping Point Will Delight and Destroy

It is nonsense to forecast pure electric cars costing the same as traditional ones, then life continuing much as usual. The up-front price of pure electric cars will be dropping below that of internal combustion engine ones around 2025. The fundamentals are now clear. Short range electric cars will continue to sell badly because of range and financial anxiety: their resale value after three years can be down 80%. 200 miles/ 320 km is the tipping point where resale value can be only 40% down on purchase price. See the IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicles 2020-2030" for the full picture of 100 categories of electric vehicle EV by land, water and air.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Advanced Metal Patterning Makes Electricity from Light

Advanced Metal Patterning Makes Electricity from Light

In the world of flexible electronics, printed electronics and In Mold Structural Electronics IMSE ™ the staple is metal patterning for basic purposes such as interconnects.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Review of current power modules in electric vehicles (HEV, PHEV, BEV)

Review of current power modules in electric vehicles (HEV, PHEV, BEV)

This part IV of our article series. In this part, we provide an overview of various power modules used in hybrid and pure electric vehicles today.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Technology evolution for the die and substrate attach paste

Technology evolution for the die and substrate attach paste

This is part III of our series on metal sintering in power electronics (PE). In the last two parts, we considered (1) the key trends shaping the power electronic technology, and (2) the key existing and emerging approach seeking to replace Al wire bonding to boost thermal reliability in PE packages. In this article, we examine how and why metal sintering is emerging as an alternative to, or as the next generation of, die attach technology, seeking to replace solder in demanding applications.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 24, 2019
BYD, Toyota to jointly develop battery electric vehicles

BYD, Toyota to jointly develop battery electric vehicles

BYD Toyota have signed an agreement for the joint development of battery electric vehicles. The two parties will jointly develop sedans and low-floor SUVs as well as the onboard batteries for these vehicles and others with the aim to launch them in the Chinese market under the Toyota brand in the first half of the 2020s.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 24, 2019
Volvo and Samsung SDI  to develop battery packs for trucks

Volvo and Samsung SDI to develop battery packs for trucks

Volvo Group and Samsung SDI have entered into a strategic alliance to develop battery packs for Volvo Group's electric trucks.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Five types of 48V EV now

Five types of 48V EV now

IDTechEx's Dr Peter Harrop looks at five types of EV now.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Solar and Supercapacitor Vehicle Bodywork Instead of Batteries

Solar and Supercapacitor Vehicle Bodywork Instead of Batteries

Presentation by Dr Peter Harrop to BIT Advanced Materials Conference Osaka Japan 23 July 2019
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 23, 2019
MG launches family friendly electric car

MG launches family friendly electric car

MG Motor UK announces its entry into the zero-emissions vehicle market with a family friendly electric car. The MG ZS EV has been designed to bring EV technology to a wider audience represents a new chapter in the MG story.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
An Introduction to Lidar & 3D Sensors

An Introduction to Lidar & 3D Sensors

This article provides an analysis of lidar and 3D sensor technologies for applications in machine autonomy, which includes advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). Insights from interviews IDTechEx recently conducted with lidar players are also included.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Lithium-ion battery prices may rise

Lithium-ion battery prices may rise

EVs are and will remain by far the largest market for LIB. LIB supply commitments increase all the time with China the most ambitious. Thailand is getting into LIB battery making in a big way and may offer 50-100 GWh in 2030, helping to close the gap in supply vs demand. The Europeans may do the same eventually. However, just one successful EV car model can need 100GWh/year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 22, 2019
BMW Group and Tencent partnership for future mobility

BMW Group and Tencent partnership for future mobility

BMW China Automotive Trading Ltd and Tencent signed an agreement to work together on building the BMW Group China High Performance D³ platform. The BMW Group will use the platform to develop automated driving technologies and products which suit the complex local traffic conditions and meet local customer demands.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 22, 2019
CATL and Toyota partnership for New Energy Vehicle batteries

CATL and Toyota partnership for New Energy Vehicle batteries

The two companies have also commenced discussions that cover a wide range of fields, including: supply of batteries, new technology development, product quality improvements, and the reuse and recycling of batteries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 31, 2019
A 3D printed, functional electric bike

A 3D printed, functional electric bike

The automotive sector is constantly looking for more eco-friendly alternatives to the traditional methods of transportation due to growing concerns over climate change and global warming. The issue that is most difficult to overcome is the economics of the endeavor, however with the right combination of engineering ingenuity and additive manufacturing technologies we might find some progress in this department as well.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Metal sintering die attach materials, processes, and suppliers

Metal sintering die attach materials, processes, and suppliers

This is part V of our article series.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 29, 2019
Trucking industry: Drivers lead and technology follows

Trucking industry: Drivers lead and technology follows

Peloton's Automated Following is an advanced platooning system, using vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology to enable a single driver to drive a pair of vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 26, 2019
China: The Most Spectacular Electric Vehicle Market

China: The Most Spectacular Electric Vehicle Market

IDTechEx's upcoming electric vehicle forums will take place in Tokyo, Japan, on 18th and 19th of September, and in Seoul, South Korea, on 25th and 26th of September.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Advanced Metal Patterning Makes Electricity from Light

Advanced Metal Patterning Makes Electricity from Light

In the world of flexible electronics, printed electronics and In Mold Structural Electronics IMSE ™ the staple is metal patterning for basic purposes such as interconnects.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Technology evolution for the die and substrate attach paste

Technology evolution for the die and substrate attach paste

This is part III of our series on metal sintering in power electronics (PE). In the last two parts, we considered (1) the key trends shaping the power electronic technology, and (2) the key existing and emerging approach seeking to replace Al wire bonding to boost thermal reliability in PE packages. In this article, we examine how and why metal sintering is emerging as an alternative to, or as the next generation of, die attach technology, seeking to replace solder in demanding applications.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 24, 2019
Volvo and Samsung SDI  to develop battery packs for trucks

Volvo and Samsung SDI to develop battery packs for trucks

Volvo Group and Samsung SDI have entered into a strategic alliance to develop battery packs for Volvo Group's electric trucks.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Solar and Supercapacitor Vehicle Bodywork Instead of Batteries

Solar and Supercapacitor Vehicle Bodywork Instead of Batteries

Presentation by Dr Peter Harrop to BIT Advanced Materials Conference Osaka Japan 23 July 2019
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
An Introduction to Lidar & 3D Sensors

An Introduction to Lidar & 3D Sensors

This article provides an analysis of lidar and 3D sensor technologies for applications in machine autonomy, which includes advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). Insights from interviews IDTechEx recently conducted with lidar players are also included.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 22, 2019
BMW Group and Tencent partnership for future mobility

BMW Group and Tencent partnership for future mobility

BMW China Automotive Trading Ltd and Tencent signed an agreement to work together on building the BMW Group China High Performance D³ platform. The BMW Group will use the platform to develop automated driving technologies and products which suit the complex local traffic conditions and meet local customer demands.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 30, 2019
Switzerland authorises crop spraying drones

Switzerland authorises crop spraying drones

Switzerland has become the first country in Europe to develop a process to authorize spray drones. According to the Swiss government, drones are well suited as replacements for helicopters in spraying pesticides.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
6 Notable Electric Vehicle Startups, Profiles - US and Europe

6 Notable Electric Vehicle Startups, Profiles - US and Europe

Whilst the automotive startup landscape is a challenging one, EV startups may benefit from being able to begin with a clean slate, without the legacy of an ICE based history hindering their efforts. This deck presents short profiles for six EV startups founded in either the US or Europe.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Highlights From EVS 32

Highlights From EVS 32

Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS) is the longest-running and largest event dedicated solely to electric vehicles. Having started in 1969, this year was the 50th anniversary of EVS, held in Lyon, France. IDTechEx Analyst Luke Gear was in attendance and presents his findings in this article.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 26, 2019
Electric Car Tipping Point Will Delight and Destroy

Electric Car Tipping Point Will Delight and Destroy

It is nonsense to forecast pure electric cars costing the same as traditional ones, then life continuing much as usual. The up-front price of pure electric cars will be dropping below that of internal combustion engine ones around 2025. The fundamentals are now clear. Short range electric cars will continue to sell badly because of range and financial anxiety: their resale value after three years can be down 80%. 200 miles/ 320 km is the tipping point where resale value can be only 40% down on purchase price. See the IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicles 2020-2030" for the full picture of 100 categories of electric vehicle EV by land, water and air.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Review of current power modules in electric vehicles (HEV, PHEV, BEV)

Review of current power modules in electric vehicles (HEV, PHEV, BEV)

This part IV of our article series. In this part, we provide an overview of various power modules used in hybrid and pure electric vehicles today.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 24, 2019
BYD, Toyota to jointly develop battery electric vehicles

BYD, Toyota to jointly develop battery electric vehicles

BYD Toyota have signed an agreement for the joint development of battery electric vehicles. The two parties will jointly develop sedans and low-floor SUVs as well as the onboard batteries for these vehicles and others with the aim to launch them in the Chinese market under the Toyota brand in the first half of the 2020s.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Five types of 48V EV now

Five types of 48V EV now

IDTechEx's Dr Peter Harrop looks at five types of EV now.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 23, 2019
MG launches family friendly electric car

MG launches family friendly electric car

MG Motor UK announces its entry into the zero-emissions vehicle market with a family friendly electric car. The MG ZS EV has been designed to bring EV technology to a wider audience represents a new chapter in the MG story.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Lithium-ion battery prices may rise

Lithium-ion battery prices may rise

EVs are and will remain by far the largest market for LIB. LIB supply commitments increase all the time with China the most ambitious. Thailand is getting into LIB battery making in a big way and may offer 50-100 GWh in 2030, helping to close the gap in supply vs demand. The Europeans may do the same eventually. However, just one successful EV car model can need 100GWh/year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 22, 2019
CATL and Toyota partnership for New Energy Vehicle batteries

CATL and Toyota partnership for New Energy Vehicle batteries

The two companies have also commenced discussions that cover a wide range of fields, including: supply of batteries, new technology development, product quality improvements, and the reuse and recycling of batteries.
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