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Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 27, 2022
World-First Hub for Flying Taxis, Air-One, Opens in UK

World-First Hub for Flying Taxis, Air-One, Opens in UK

Urban-Air Port, the UK-based developer of ground infrastructure for air taxis and autonomous delivery drones, opens a world-first demonstration of a fully-operational hub for electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles - such as air taxis - and autonomous cargo drones, heralding a new age of zero-emission, low-congestion urban transport.
External Company Press Release
Quantron Presents the QUANTRON QARGO 4 EV Light Truck

Quantron Presents the QUANTRON QARGO 4 EV Light Truck

The light transporter from Quantron offers a battery-electric cargo solution, ideal for sustainable deliveries over the last mile, in plant traffic and for municipalities.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 26, 2022
Service Robots Set to Revolutionize Various Industries

Service Robots Set to Revolutionize Various Industries

The service robotics industry has grown quickly in recent years, spurred on by advances in robotics technology and artificial intelligence (AI), and maybe set to help alleviate some of the labor issues across multiple industries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 26, 2022
UK's First Full-Size Autonomous Passenger Bus Takes to the Road

UK's First Full-Size Autonomous Passenger Bus Takes to the Road

The UK's first full-sized autonomous bus will take to the roads of Scotland for the first time this week as live testing begins for project CAVForth. Stagecoach, in partnership with Fusion Processing, Alexander Dennis and Transport Scotland, will be carrying out on-road testing of the autonomous bus over the next two weeks in preparation for the launch of the CAVForth pilot service in late summer.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
High Voltage EV Cables: Aluminium & 800V Trends

High Voltage EV Cables: Aluminium & 800V Trends

This IDTechEx premium article discusses the rising interest in aluminium-core high voltage cabling for electric vehicles, detailing cable manufacturer offerings, a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages, new advancements and market adoption, and a market outlook versus copper through 2040. The article also discusses how the trend for 800V platforms may impact uptake.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 22, 2022
Eve and Thales Enter Partnership to Develop eVTOL Aircraft

Eve and Thales Enter Partnership to Develop eVTOL Aircraft

Eve UAM LLC and Thales have teamed up to support the development of Eve's electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft in Brazil. The strategic partnership involves a series of joint studies over a twelve-month period on the technical, economical, and adaptable feasibility of a 100% electrically powered aircraft.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 21, 2022
Toyota Invests $383 Million in US Production

Toyota Invests $383 Million in US Production

Advancing the company's commitment to vehicle electrification, Toyota will invest $383 million in four of its U.S. manufacturing plants that build the heart of new Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The new investment supports the production of four-cylinder engines, including options for hybrid electric vehicles, at its Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee plants.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
ChargedEVs: Battery Pack and Motor Materials

ChargedEVs: Battery Pack and Motor Materials

This premium article explores ChargedEVs, an online series of presentations relating to the electric vehicle market. This article will cover presentations relating to materials and components for the EV battery pack and electric motors, with a focus on thermal management and system protection.
External Company Press Release
SCAME and Monta Join Forces to Revolutionise EV Charging Across The UK

SCAME and Monta Join Forces to Revolutionise EV Charging Across The UK

Charge point manufacturer, SCAME, and EV charging software platform, Monta, have partnered up to increase the amount of public charge points in the UK as well as simplify the installation, management, and use of chargers.
External Company Press Release
Statevolt to develop 54GWh Gigafactory in California

Statevolt to develop 54GWh Gigafactory in California

Statevolt will construct a 54GWh Gigafactory in Imperial Valley, southern California with an expected CapEx of $4 billion. To launch the new facility, Statevolt has also signed a Letter of Intent with Controlled Thermal Resources.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 19, 2022
Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Covers Over 1000 km on One Battery Charge

Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Covers Over 1000 km on One Battery Charge

The VISION EQXX from Mercedes-Benz has now taken to the roads of Europe and has demonstrated its range and efficiency. Travelling from Sindelfingen across the Swiss Alps and Northern Italy, to its destination of Cassis on the Côte d'Azur, it covered more than 1,000 km in everyday traffic, on a single battery charge.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 18, 2022
GM and Glencore Enter Multi-Year Cobalt Supply Agreement

GM and Glencore Enter Multi-Year Cobalt Supply Agreement

Glencore and General Motors Co.announced a multi-year sourcing agreement in which Glencore will supply GM with cobalt from its Murrin Murrin operation in Australia. Cobalt is an important metal in the production of EV batteries, and the cobalt processed from Australia will be used in GM's Ultium battery cathodes, which will power electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC HUMMER EV and Cadillac LYRIQ.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 15, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

As stated at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in November 2021, Mercedes-Benz is committed to a faster transition to electric cars. The company aims to at least halve CO2 emissions per passenger car over the lifecycle by the end of this decade compared to 2020 levels.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 13, 2022
Hydrogen Powered Foiling Chase Boat for Emirates Team New Zealand

Hydrogen Powered Foiling Chase Boat for Emirates Team New Zealand

Just one week after Emirates Team New Zealand first christened their hydrogen powered foiling catamaran 'Chase Zero', the 10m prototype was up and foiling around the Waitematā harbour in Auckland.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 13, 2022
Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE UAS in World Record 39-Hour Flight

Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE UAS in World Record 39-Hour Flight

Lockheed Martin demonstrated the expanded endurance capabilities of a specially configured Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE unmanned aerial system through a world record endurance flight on The flight establishes a new record in the Group 2 (5 to <25-kilogram) category with a flight time of 39 hours, 17 minutes and 7 seconds.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Battery Swapping for Cars: Key Players

Battery Swapping for Cars: Key Players

Battery swapping is an emerging alternative to fast charging EVs that is taking off mainly in China. The battery swapping industry is seeing large investments and government support in China with a few brave players swimming against an overwhelming tide. While the majority of the business activity is occurring in China by local operators, some key players are demonstrating the viability of this technology in other parts of the world too. This premium article covers some of the key players involved in the battery swapping industry.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 12, 2022
Honda Progresses Towards Electrification for the Future

Honda Progresses Towards Electrification for the Future

Honda Motor Co Ltd today held a press briefing on its initiatives in the automobile electrification business. The motor group plans to spend 5 trillion Yen ($40 billion) on electric vehicles in the coming decade.
External Company Press Release
Henkel Partners with Porsche in ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

Henkel Partners with Porsche in ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

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.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Auxiliary Motors for Cars and Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicles

Auxiliary Motors for Cars and Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicles

Many key functions within existing vehicles are powered as parasitic losses from the internal combustion engine. Fleet electrification and automation are two megatrends which are driving a migration to the electrification of these systems. Electrification offers internal combustion engine independence, improved efficiency, and easier interfacing with the electric control systems that will facilitate automation. This premium article gives a high level overview of how electric motors can be used to replace conventional parasitic solutions in key vehicle systems. Example systems include thermal management and power steering for consumer cars, and pneumatic breaks and high power radiator fans in commercial vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 8, 2022
Lilium Begins Flight Testing in Spain

Lilium Begins Flight Testing in Spain

Lilium has begun the next phase of flight testing in Spain with its 5th generation technology demonstrator, Phoenix 2. Over the coming months at the ATLAS Flight Test Center, Lilium plans to extend the flight envelope through full transition and high-speed flight. These developments come after successful flight testing with the same aircraft in southern Germany last year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 27, 2022
World-First Hub for Flying Taxis, Air-One, Opens in UK

World-First Hub for Flying Taxis, Air-One, Opens in UK

Urban-Air Port, the UK-based developer of ground infrastructure for air taxis and autonomous delivery drones, opens a world-first demonstration of a fully-operational hub for electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles - such as air taxis - and autonomous cargo drones, heralding a new age of zero-emission, low-congestion urban transport.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 26, 2022
Service Robots Set to Revolutionize Various Industries

Service Robots Set to Revolutionize Various Industries

The service robotics industry has grown quickly in recent years, spurred on by advances in robotics technology and artificial intelligence (AI), and maybe set to help alleviate some of the labor issues across multiple industries.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
High Voltage EV Cables: Aluminium & 800V Trends

High Voltage EV Cables: Aluminium & 800V Trends

This IDTechEx premium article discusses the rising interest in aluminium-core high voltage cabling for electric vehicles, detailing cable manufacturer offerings, a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages, new advancements and market adoption, and a market outlook versus copper through 2040. The article also discusses how the trend for 800V platforms may impact uptake.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 21, 2022
Toyota Invests $383 Million in US Production

Toyota Invests $383 Million in US Production

Advancing the company's commitment to vehicle electrification, Toyota will invest $383 million in four of its U.S. manufacturing plants that build the heart of new Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The new investment supports the production of four-cylinder engines, including options for hybrid electric vehicles, at its Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee plants.
External Company Press Release
SCAME and Monta Join Forces to Revolutionise EV Charging Across The UK

SCAME and Monta Join Forces to Revolutionise EV Charging Across The UK

Charge point manufacturer, SCAME, and EV charging software platform, Monta, have partnered up to increase the amount of public charge points in the UK as well as simplify the installation, management, and use of chargers.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 19, 2022
Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Covers Over 1000 km on One Battery Charge

Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Covers Over 1000 km on One Battery Charge

The VISION EQXX from Mercedes-Benz has now taken to the roads of Europe and has demonstrated its range and efficiency. Travelling from Sindelfingen across the Swiss Alps and Northern Italy, to its destination of Cassis on the Côte d'Azur, it covered more than 1,000 km in everyday traffic, on a single battery charge.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 15, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

As stated at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in November 2021, Mercedes-Benz is committed to a faster transition to electric cars. The company aims to at least halve CO2 emissions per passenger car over the lifecycle by the end of this decade compared to 2020 levels.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 13, 2022
Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE UAS in World Record 39-Hour Flight

Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE UAS in World Record 39-Hour Flight

Lockheed Martin demonstrated the expanded endurance capabilities of a specially configured Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE unmanned aerial system through a world record endurance flight on The flight establishes a new record in the Group 2 (5 to <25-kilogram) category with a flight time of 39 hours, 17 minutes and 7 seconds.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 12, 2022
Honda Progresses Towards Electrification for the Future

Honda Progresses Towards Electrification for the Future

Honda Motor Co Ltd today held a press briefing on its initiatives in the automobile electrification business. The motor group plans to spend 5 trillion Yen ($40 billion) on electric vehicles in the coming decade.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Auxiliary Motors for Cars and Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicles

Auxiliary Motors for Cars and Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicles

Many key functions within existing vehicles are powered as parasitic losses from the internal combustion engine. Fleet electrification and automation are two megatrends which are driving a migration to the electrification of these systems. Electrification offers internal combustion engine independence, improved efficiency, and easier interfacing with the electric control systems that will facilitate automation. This premium article gives a high level overview of how electric motors can be used to replace conventional parasitic solutions in key vehicle systems. Example systems include thermal management and power steering for consumer cars, and pneumatic breaks and high power radiator fans in commercial vehicles.
External Company Press Release
Quantron Presents the QUANTRON QARGO 4 EV Light Truck

Quantron Presents the QUANTRON QARGO 4 EV Light Truck

The light transporter from Quantron offers a battery-electric cargo solution, ideal for sustainable deliveries over the last mile, in plant traffic and for municipalities.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 26, 2022
UK's First Full-Size Autonomous Passenger Bus Takes to the Road

UK's First Full-Size Autonomous Passenger Bus Takes to the Road

The UK's first full-sized autonomous bus will take to the roads of Scotland for the first time this week as live testing begins for project CAVForth. Stagecoach, in partnership with Fusion Processing, Alexander Dennis and Transport Scotland, will be carrying out on-road testing of the autonomous bus over the next two weeks in preparation for the launch of the CAVForth pilot service in late summer.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 22, 2022
Eve and Thales Enter Partnership to Develop eVTOL Aircraft

Eve and Thales Enter Partnership to Develop eVTOL Aircraft

Eve UAM LLC and Thales have teamed up to support the development of Eve's electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft in Brazil. The strategic partnership involves a series of joint studies over a twelve-month period on the technical, economical, and adaptable feasibility of a 100% electrically powered aircraft.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
ChargedEVs: Battery Pack and Motor Materials

ChargedEVs: Battery Pack and Motor Materials

This premium article explores ChargedEVs, an online series of presentations relating to the electric vehicle market. This article will cover presentations relating to materials and components for the EV battery pack and electric motors, with a focus on thermal management and system protection.
External Company Press Release
Statevolt to develop 54GWh Gigafactory in California

Statevolt to develop 54GWh Gigafactory in California

Statevolt will construct a 54GWh Gigafactory in Imperial Valley, southern California with an expected CapEx of $4 billion. To launch the new facility, Statevolt has also signed a Letter of Intent with Controlled Thermal Resources.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 18, 2022
GM and Glencore Enter Multi-Year Cobalt Supply Agreement

GM and Glencore Enter Multi-Year Cobalt Supply Agreement

Glencore and General Motors Co.announced a multi-year sourcing agreement in which Glencore will supply GM with cobalt from its Murrin Murrin operation in Australia. Cobalt is an important metal in the production of EV batteries, and the cobalt processed from Australia will be used in GM's Ultium battery cathodes, which will power electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC HUMMER EV and Cadillac LYRIQ.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 13, 2022
Hydrogen Powered Foiling Chase Boat for Emirates Team New Zealand

Hydrogen Powered Foiling Chase Boat for Emirates Team New Zealand

Just one week after Emirates Team New Zealand first christened their hydrogen powered foiling catamaran 'Chase Zero', the 10m prototype was up and foiling around the Waitematā harbour in Auckland.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Battery Swapping for Cars: Key Players

Battery Swapping for Cars: Key Players

Battery swapping is an emerging alternative to fast charging EVs that is taking off mainly in China. The battery swapping industry is seeing large investments and government support in China with a few brave players swimming against an overwhelming tide. While the majority of the business activity is occurring in China by local operators, some key players are demonstrating the viability of this technology in other parts of the world too. This premium article covers some of the key players involved in the battery swapping industry.
External Company Press Release
Henkel Partners with Porsche in ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

Henkel Partners with Porsche in ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

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
Apr 8, 2022
Lilium Begins Flight Testing in Spain

Lilium Begins Flight Testing in Spain

Lilium has begun the next phase of flight testing in Spain with its 5th generation technology demonstrator, Phoenix 2. Over the coming months at the ATLAS Flight Test Center, Lilium plans to extend the flight envelope through full transition and high-speed flight. These developments come after successful flight testing with the same aircraft in southern Germany last year.
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