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Uber's self driving cars

Uber's self driving cars

Aug 24, 2016 United States
Uber has acquired Otto, whose mission is to rethink transportation, starting with self-driving trucks.
Lamp posts could be used as drone docking stations

Lamp posts could be used as drone docking stations

Aug 23, 2016 United States
Amazon proposes for their drones to dock and recharge on street lamps and other urban poles.
Nissan and Eaton collaboration in developing energy storage solutions

Nissan and Eaton collaboration in developing energy storage solutions

Aug 22, 2016 France
The energy storage solution provides a second-life for Nissan electric vehicle batteries and in combination with Eaton's leading uninterruptible power supply capabilities, provides an industrialised energy control and storage solution for managing data centres.
Prototype high-performance electric vehicle debuts in Rio de Janeiro

Prototype high-performance electric vehicle debuts in Rio de Janeiro

Aug 19, 2016 Brazil
Nissan Motor Co Ltd has unveiled the working prototype of its futuristic BladeGlider vehicle, combining zero-emissions with high-performance in a revolutionary sports car design.
Another EV maker goes full service green: IDTechEx analysis

Another EV maker goes full service green: IDTechEx analysis

Aug 18, 2016 China, Korea
Leo Motors Inc of Korea with the support of government officials of Henan, China, Leo Motors, Inc and Zhong Ji Well Parking System Co Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a joint venture company focused on battery production, electric boat business, and Connected Vehicle business based on Internet of Things platforms.
Webinar Tuesday 6 September - $6 Billion Opportunity for Batteries

Webinar Tuesday 6 September - $6 Billion Opportunity for Batteries

Aug 18, 2016 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 6 September 2016 titled $6 Billion Opportunity for Batteries in Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Utility Applications
Guinness World Record for most efficient electric vehicle

Guinness World Record for most efficient electric vehicle

Aug 17, 2016 Germany
After one year of preparation the TUfast Eco Team achieved their goal: "most efficient electric vehicle."
Mercedes 48V mild hybrids from 2017

Mercedes 48V mild hybrids from 2017

Aug 16, 2016 Germany
As detailed in the IDTechEx report, Mild Hybrid 48V Vehicles 2016-2031, this option will become a huge business from 2017 as Ford, Hyundai, Bentley, Volkswagen, Audi, Geely and many others adopt them as the most cost-effective way of meeting 2025 and 2030 carbon dioxide emissions regulations while sharply improving economy - even improving performance in some respects.
Is vertical integration by car companies into batteries premature?

Is vertical integration by car companies into batteries premature?

Aug 15, 2016 Worldwide
Management theory says that a manufacturing company should only vertically integrate - like Tesla with its Gigafactory - when the technology is mature so you can pare off the last pennies in cost without the technology being superceded.
New lithium-oxygen battery greatly improves energy efficiency

New lithium-oxygen battery greatly improves energy efficiency

Aug 15, 2016 1 United States
Lithium-air batteries are considered highly promising technologies for electric cars and portable electronic devices because of their potential for delivering a high energy output in proportion to their weight.
Solar car wins for the sixth time

Solar car wins for the sixth time

Aug 12, 2016 United States
Despite nearly-sunless conditions in the final two days, the University of Michigan Solar Car team has successfully defended their decade-long reigning championship - winning the 2016 American Solar Challenge for the sixth consecutive time.
Sustainable technology for the manufacturing of li-ion batteries

Sustainable technology for the manufacturing of li-ion batteries

Aug 12, 2016 Italy
The successful conclusion of the LIFE+ GLEE project, a highly focused sustainability program the aim of which was to replace organic solvents with water in the rechargeable lithium ion battery manufacturing process.
Hybrid airships

Hybrid airships

Aug 11, 2016 Europe, China, France
A new European partnership will ensure that graphene ultracapacitor technology powers the next generation of large, heavy-lift airships for industrial applications in China and France.