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Lithium-Carbon Battery Technology Enables Ultra-Fast Charging

Lithium-Carbon Battery Technology Enables Ultra-Fast Charging

IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Will We See GaN HEMTs in Electric Vehicle Power Electronics Devices?

Will We See GaN HEMTs in Electric Vehicle Power Electronics Devices?

Silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) are the new kids on the block when it comes to semiconductor power devices. Comparatively, traditional silicon has limitations in high temperature and high voltage operation, limitations important to overcome in the continuous grind for ever greater vehicle range and performance. In electric vehicle power electronics, SiC MOSFETs currently have a much greater presence than GaN HEMTs - why?
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 24, 2021
GM Reveals All-New EV Motors to Power an All-Electric Future

GM Reveals All-New EV Motors to Power an All-Electric Future

General Motors President Mark Reuss has revealed GM's group of three all-new motors that will power its Ultium-based EVs. Designed by GM, the 180-kilowatt front-drive motor, 255-kW rear- and front-drive motor and 62-kW all-wheel drive assist motor are part of Ultium Drive. All three motors were calibrated in-house to ensure the highest level of performance in Ultium-based EVs. The motors were built as a scalable family, sharing design principles as well as similar tooling and manufacturing strategies.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electric Vehicle Power Electronics: Players & Supply Chain

Electric Vehicle Power Electronics: Players & Supply Chain

In this article, IDTechEx explores the emerging links being forged throughout the electric vehicle power electronics supply chain, with insight into market leaders and supply for emerging silicon carbide devices.
External Company Press Release
Lyten Introduces Next Generation Lithium-Sulfur Battery for EVs

Lyten Introduces Next Generation Lithium-Sulfur Battery for EVs

Company's proprietary platform of advanced materials will enable a safer EV battery with higher gravimetric energy density than conventional lithium-ion and solid state technologies
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 23, 2021
EV Power Electronics: Driving Semiconductor Demand in a Chip Shortage

EV Power Electronics: Driving Semiconductor Demand in a Chip Shortage

Semiconductors are the lifeblood of the modern age. From your watch to a washing machine, everything these days seems to be 'smart', 'connected' and therefore enabled by semiconductors. Unsurprisingly then, a massive shortage of chips present 'across all categories', according to some industry executives, is having a profound impact.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 23, 2021
Airbus Reveals the Next Generation of CityAirbus

Airbus Reveals the Next Generation of CityAirbus

Airbus has announced plans for a new CityAirbus as the emerging Urban Air Mobility market begins to firm up. Ushering in the next generation of CityAirbus, the fully electric vehicle is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers as part of its uniquely designed distributed propulsion system. It is designed to carry up to four passengers in a zero emissions flight in multiple applications.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 23, 2021
EV Battery Packs Is the Major Application the Aerogel Industry Needed

EV Battery Packs Is the Major Application the Aerogel Industry Needed

Electric vehicle battery packs have increasing requirements concerning their thermal runaway mitigation strategy. Meanwhile, the aerogel industry is overly dependent on oil & gas and in need of diversification. Could this be the perfect match between a problem looking for a solution and a solution looking for a problem?
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 22, 2021
Long Range Electric Cars Cost Less

Long Range Electric Cars Cost Less

No one complained about gasoline cars going much further than you would ever drive. As people got used to them, it was realized that long-range means less hassle. With electric cars, the argument is even stronger. Long-range saves you money.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 22, 2021
World Energy Storage Day: Fixing Flaws in Li-ion Batteries

World Energy Storage Day: Fixing Flaws in Li-ion Batteries

Energy storage is a key enabler for the ongoing electrification of carbon-intensive sectors, namely the automotive and energy industries. Developments in energy storage are driven by the increased uptake of EVs and the balancing of renewable electricity grids to provide power during low solar and wind periods.
External Company Press Release
Wingcopter Drones Fly Blood Samples in Germany

Wingcopter Drones Fly Blood Samples in Germany

26 kilometers (16 miles) between Greifswald and Wolgast - that is the distance over which Wingcopter drones recently transported blood samples in the Northeast German federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.
External Company Press Release
Alaka'i Technologies' Hydrogen Powered eVTOL Skai is on a Mission

Alaka'i Technologies' Hydrogen Powered eVTOL Skai is on a Mission

Offering a sleek design and premium passenger experience, a radically simple fault-tolerant system with redundant levels of safety and reliability, an airframe-parachute, and hydrogen as its fuel source, Skai is poised to be the safest, cleanest and most versatile air mobility solution. A key part of Skai's innovation is the use of clean, zero-emission hydrogen fuel cells for its power source.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 20, 2021
IVECO and Nikola Zero Emission Battery Electric Trucks for Hamburg

IVECO and Nikola Zero Emission Battery Electric Trucks for Hamburg

The first phase involves testing of the Nikola Tre BEVs at the port for transport and logistics operations together with high-performance charging solutions. A more definitive second phase in the project partnership plans to see the full integration of the BEV vehicles in port operations, installation of charging infrastructure and on-site service support including major suppliers.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Introduction to Power Electronics in Electric Vehicles

Introduction to Power Electronics in Electric Vehicles

In this premium article, IDTechEx introduces the topic of power electronics in electric vehicles and explores why innovations in this field will be an important differentiator for automakers as the market matures.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 17, 2021
Barriers Fall Unleashing Autonomous Cars in 2021

Barriers Fall Unleashing Autonomous Cars in 2021

The new IDTechEx report, "Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis & Sensors 2022-2042", discovers that level 3 autonomous vehicle technology has been ready since 2017- so where are the autonomous vehicles? The answer lies in unclear liability rules, which have turned out to be a massive headache for automakers like Audi, Tesla, GM, Mercedes, and others.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 17, 2021
Rolls-Royce's All Electric Spirit of Innovation Takes to the Skies

Rolls-Royce's All Electric Spirit of Innovation Takes to the Skies

Rolls-Royce have announced the completion of the first flight of theirr all-electric 'Spirit of Innovation' aircraft. The plane took to the skies propelled by its powerful 400kW electric powertrain with the most power-dense battery pack ever assembled for an aircraft. This is another step towards the plane's world-record attempt and another milestone on the aviation industry's journey towards decarbonisation.
External Company Press Release
Kaluza and Flexitricity Offer Combination of Smart Storage Devices

Kaluza and Flexitricity Offer Combination of Smart Storage Devices

In order to meet net-zero by 2050, the UK will need to electrify much of the economy and increase the volume of renewable energy on the system. Creating more dynamic demand and the appropriate reward mechanisms are essential components for a resilient and affordable transition.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 16, 2021
Ford, Argo AI and Walmart to Launch Autonomous Vehicle Deliveries

Ford, Argo AI and Walmart to Launch Autonomous Vehicle Deliveries

Ford Motor Company, Argo AI and Walmart are working together to launch an autonomous vehicle delivery service in Miami, Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C. — Walmart's first multi-city autonomous delivery collaboration in the US. The last mile delivery service will use Ford self-driving test vehicles equipped with the Argo AI Self-Driving System to deliver Walmart orders to customers.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 15, 2021
Volvo's First Commercial Autonomous Truck for the US Highway Market

Volvo's First Commercial Autonomous Truck for the US Highway Market

A first look at the Aurora-powered Volvo VNL, Volvo's flagship long-haul truck, integrated with the Aurora Driver's sensor suite. This prototype is the first of the Volvo VNL fleet to be designed to operate with the Aurora Driver, and represents a significant step.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 14, 2021
UK Calls for Zero Global Shipping Emissions by 2050

UK Calls for Zero Global Shipping Emissions by 2050

Marking the start of the greenest London International Shipping Week yet, the UK backs a world-leading absolute zero target for international shipping emissions by 2050, as announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. This target, which would need to be agreed through the International Maritime Organization, would be a significant increase of ambition for the sector, which is currently accountable for 3% of global emissions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Will We See GaN HEMTs in Electric Vehicle Power Electronics Devices?

Will We See GaN HEMTs in Electric Vehicle Power Electronics Devices?

Silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) are the new kids on the block when it comes to semiconductor power devices. Comparatively, traditional silicon has limitations in high temperature and high voltage operation, limitations important to overcome in the continuous grind for ever greater vehicle range and performance. In electric vehicle power electronics, SiC MOSFETs currently have a much greater presence than GaN HEMTs - why?
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electric Vehicle Power Electronics: Players & Supply Chain

Electric Vehicle Power Electronics: Players & Supply Chain

In this article, IDTechEx explores the emerging links being forged throughout the electric vehicle power electronics supply chain, with insight into market leaders and supply for emerging silicon carbide devices.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 23, 2021
EV Power Electronics: Driving Semiconductor Demand in a Chip Shortage

EV Power Electronics: Driving Semiconductor Demand in a Chip Shortage

Semiconductors are the lifeblood of the modern age. From your watch to a washing machine, everything these days seems to be 'smart', 'connected' and therefore enabled by semiconductors. Unsurprisingly then, a massive shortage of chips present 'across all categories', according to some industry executives, is having a profound impact.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 23, 2021
EV Battery Packs Is the Major Application the Aerogel Industry Needed

EV Battery Packs Is the Major Application the Aerogel Industry Needed

Electric vehicle battery packs have increasing requirements concerning their thermal runaway mitigation strategy. Meanwhile, the aerogel industry is overly dependent on oil & gas and in need of diversification. Could this be the perfect match between a problem looking for a solution and a solution looking for a problem?
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 22, 2021
World Energy Storage Day: Fixing Flaws in Li-ion Batteries

World Energy Storage Day: Fixing Flaws in Li-ion Batteries

Energy storage is a key enabler for the ongoing electrification of carbon-intensive sectors, namely the automotive and energy industries. Developments in energy storage are driven by the increased uptake of EVs and the balancing of renewable electricity grids to provide power during low solar and wind periods.
External Company Press Release
Alaka'i Technologies' Hydrogen Powered eVTOL Skai is on a Mission

Alaka'i Technologies' Hydrogen Powered eVTOL Skai is on a Mission

Offering a sleek design and premium passenger experience, a radically simple fault-tolerant system with redundant levels of safety and reliability, an airframe-parachute, and hydrogen as its fuel source, Skai is poised to be the safest, cleanest and most versatile air mobility solution. A key part of Skai's innovation is the use of clean, zero-emission hydrogen fuel cells for its power source.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Introduction to Power Electronics in Electric Vehicles

Introduction to Power Electronics in Electric Vehicles

In this premium article, IDTechEx introduces the topic of power electronics in electric vehicles and explores why innovations in this field will be an important differentiator for automakers as the market matures.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 17, 2021
Rolls-Royce's All Electric Spirit of Innovation Takes to the Skies

Rolls-Royce's All Electric Spirit of Innovation Takes to the Skies

Rolls-Royce have announced the completion of the first flight of theirr all-electric 'Spirit of Innovation' aircraft. The plane took to the skies propelled by its powerful 400kW electric powertrain with the most power-dense battery pack ever assembled for an aircraft. This is another step towards the plane's world-record attempt and another milestone on the aviation industry's journey towards decarbonisation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 16, 2021
Ford, Argo AI and Walmart to Launch Autonomous Vehicle Deliveries

Ford, Argo AI and Walmart to Launch Autonomous Vehicle Deliveries

Ford Motor Company, Argo AI and Walmart are working together to launch an autonomous vehicle delivery service in Miami, Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C. — Walmart's first multi-city autonomous delivery collaboration in the US. The last mile delivery service will use Ford self-driving test vehicles equipped with the Argo AI Self-Driving System to deliver Walmart orders to customers.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 14, 2021
UK Calls for Zero Global Shipping Emissions by 2050

UK Calls for Zero Global Shipping Emissions by 2050

Marking the start of the greenest London International Shipping Week yet, the UK backs a world-leading absolute zero target for international shipping emissions by 2050, as announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. This target, which would need to be agreed through the International Maritime Organization, would be a significant increase of ambition for the sector, which is currently accountable for 3% of global emissions.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 24, 2021
GM Reveals All-New EV Motors to Power an All-Electric Future

GM Reveals All-New EV Motors to Power an All-Electric Future

General Motors President Mark Reuss has revealed GM's group of three all-new motors that will power its Ultium-based EVs. Designed by GM, the 180-kilowatt front-drive motor, 255-kW rear- and front-drive motor and 62-kW all-wheel drive assist motor are part of Ultium Drive. All three motors were calibrated in-house to ensure the highest level of performance in Ultium-based EVs. The motors were built as a scalable family, sharing design principles as well as similar tooling and manufacturing strategies.
External Company Press Release
Lyten Introduces Next Generation Lithium-Sulfur Battery for EVs

Lyten Introduces Next Generation Lithium-Sulfur Battery for EVs

Company's proprietary platform of advanced materials will enable a safer EV battery with higher gravimetric energy density than conventional lithium-ion and solid state technologies
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 23, 2021
Airbus Reveals the Next Generation of CityAirbus

Airbus Reveals the Next Generation of CityAirbus

Airbus has announced plans for a new CityAirbus as the emerging Urban Air Mobility market begins to firm up. Ushering in the next generation of CityAirbus, the fully electric vehicle is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers as part of its uniquely designed distributed propulsion system. It is designed to carry up to four passengers in a zero emissions flight in multiple applications.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 22, 2021
Long Range Electric Cars Cost Less

Long Range Electric Cars Cost Less

No one complained about gasoline cars going much further than you would ever drive. As people got used to them, it was realized that long-range means less hassle. With electric cars, the argument is even stronger. Long-range saves you money.
External Company Press Release
Wingcopter Drones Fly Blood Samples in Germany

Wingcopter Drones Fly Blood Samples in Germany

26 kilometers (16 miles) between Greifswald and Wolgast - that is the distance over which Wingcopter drones recently transported blood samples in the Northeast German federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 20, 2021
IVECO and Nikola Zero Emission Battery Electric Trucks for Hamburg

IVECO and Nikola Zero Emission Battery Electric Trucks for Hamburg

The first phase involves testing of the Nikola Tre BEVs at the port for transport and logistics operations together with high-performance charging solutions. A more definitive second phase in the project partnership plans to see the full integration of the BEV vehicles in port operations, installation of charging infrastructure and on-site service support including major suppliers.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 17, 2021
Barriers Fall Unleashing Autonomous Cars in 2021

Barriers Fall Unleashing Autonomous Cars in 2021

The new IDTechEx report, "Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis & Sensors 2022-2042", discovers that level 3 autonomous vehicle technology has been ready since 2017- so where are the autonomous vehicles? The answer lies in unclear liability rules, which have turned out to be a massive headache for automakers like Audi, Tesla, GM, Mercedes, and others.
External Company Press Release
Kaluza and Flexitricity Offer Combination of Smart Storage Devices

Kaluza and Flexitricity Offer Combination of Smart Storage Devices

In order to meet net-zero by 2050, the UK will need to electrify much of the economy and increase the volume of renewable energy on the system. Creating more dynamic demand and the appropriate reward mechanisms are essential components for a resilient and affordable transition.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 15, 2021
Volvo's First Commercial Autonomous Truck for the US Highway Market

Volvo's First Commercial Autonomous Truck for the US Highway Market

A first look at the Aurora-powered Volvo VNL, Volvo's flagship long-haul truck, integrated with the Aurora Driver's sensor suite. This prototype is the first of the Volvo VNL fleet to be designed to operate with the Aurora Driver, and represents a significant step.
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