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Volvo Group Launches World's First Vehicle Using Fossil-Free Steel

Volvo Group Launches World's First Vehicle Using Fossil-Free Steel

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Why your EV will be your wallet

Why your EV will be your wallet

ISO 15118 - The Plug and Charge standard that will revolutionise authentication, payments and load management for charging sessions.
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High Power Charging

High Power Charging

High Power Charging/Charger (HPC) refers to level 3 DC fast charging at a rate of 50 kW or more. In an effort to bring charging times down to those of conventional refuelling, such technology will play a vital role. For new EV owners, this means remarkably faster charging times, often cutting down the time needed for nearly full recharge by 30% to even 70%. It is ideal for short-stop locations or fleet vehicle charging, ranging from passenger vehicles to buses and trucks. With the charging power of the HPC, chargers can deliver all the power the new vehicles of the market can utilize. HPC charging is also a real game-changer for long-distance driving, as it dramatically reduces the time needed for charging over the journey. This article provides information about this technology, drivers, specifications, players and markets for DC fast charging stations.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 20, 2021
The World's First Fossil-Free Steel Ready for Delivery

The World's First Fossil-Free Steel Ready for Delivery

SSAB has now produced the world's first fossil-free steel and delivered it to a customer. The trial delivery is an important step on the way to a completely fossil-free value chain for iron- and steelmaking and a milestone in the HYBRIT partnership between SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall.
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The Dilemma of EV Charging Plugs

The Dilemma of EV Charging Plugs

An underlying issue faced by consumers and EV makers is the inadequate number of charge points in optimal locations and having the correct connectors for their cars. Multiple co-existing standards have become a given in the past decade, and there was no sign of harmonisation visible to the public. In the relatively short history of DC fast charging systems, the background of multi-standard charging in different regions is well known at least amongst e-mobility stakeholders. This premium article reviews the different charging plugs that exist, their historical development and factors that will influence the harmonisation of DC fast charging standards in the future.
External Company Press Release
Acoustic Ecology and Safety

Acoustic Ecology and Safety

One of the problems that arose in the use of electric vehicles was the noiselessness of their movement. The lack of external sound in hybrid and electric vehicles, especially at low speeds, has a negative impact on the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and people with limited mobility. People simply do not hear the approaching electric car, and this becomes unsafe for all road users.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 26, 2021
New Approach Helps Design Lighter Carbon Fiber Composite Materials

New Approach Helps Design Lighter Carbon Fiber Composite Materials

Carbon fibers are usually combined with other materials to form a composite. One such composite material is the carbon fiber reinforced plastic, which is well-known for its tensile strength, rigidity, and high strength-to-weight ratio.
External Company Press Release
Nornickel Joins Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network

Nornickel Joins Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network

Nornickel announces that it is joining the Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network, an industry collaboration among members across the minerals supply chain using blockchain technology to support responsible sourcing and production practices from mine to market.
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Charging Infrastructure: Regional Analysis

Charging Infrastructure: Regional Analysis

This IDTechEx premium article explores how charging infrastructure use is different across top electric vehicle markets: China, the US and Europe.
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Massive Cost Barriers for Fuel-cells

Massive Cost Barriers for Fuel-cells

There are 44 retail hydrogen re-fuelling stations for fuel cells in the US, compared with over 87,000 for battery and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. 42 of these stations are in California. This article explores why.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Why your EV will be your wallet

Why your EV will be your wallet

ISO 15118 - The Plug and Charge standard that will revolutionise authentication, payments and load management for charging sessions.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 20, 2021
The World's First Fossil-Free Steel Ready for Delivery

The World's First Fossil-Free Steel Ready for Delivery

SSAB has now produced the world's first fossil-free steel and delivered it to a customer. The trial delivery is an important step on the way to a completely fossil-free value chain for iron- and steelmaking and a milestone in the HYBRIT partnership between SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall.
External Company Press Release
Acoustic Ecology and Safety

Acoustic Ecology and Safety

One of the problems that arose in the use of electric vehicles was the noiselessness of their movement. The lack of external sound in hybrid and electric vehicles, especially at low speeds, has a negative impact on the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and people with limited mobility. People simply do not hear the approaching electric car, and this becomes unsafe for all road users.
External Company Press Release
Nornickel Joins Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network

Nornickel Joins Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network

Nornickel announces that it is joining the Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network, an industry collaboration among members across the minerals supply chain using blockchain technology to support responsible sourcing and production practices from mine to market.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Massive Cost Barriers for Fuel-cells

Massive Cost Barriers for Fuel-cells

There are 44 retail hydrogen re-fuelling stations for fuel cells in the US, compared with over 87,000 for battery and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. 42 of these stations are in California. This article explores why.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
High Power Charging

High Power Charging

High Power Charging/Charger (HPC) refers to level 3 DC fast charging at a rate of 50 kW or more. In an effort to bring charging times down to those of conventional refuelling, such technology will play a vital role. For new EV owners, this means remarkably faster charging times, often cutting down the time needed for nearly full recharge by 30% to even 70%. It is ideal for short-stop locations or fleet vehicle charging, ranging from passenger vehicles to buses and trucks. With the charging power of the HPC, chargers can deliver all the power the new vehicles of the market can utilize. HPC charging is also a real game-changer for long-distance driving, as it dramatically reduces the time needed for charging over the journey. This article provides information about this technology, drivers, specifications, players and markets for DC fast charging stations.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
The Dilemma of EV Charging Plugs

The Dilemma of EV Charging Plugs

An underlying issue faced by consumers and EV makers is the inadequate number of charge points in optimal locations and having the correct connectors for their cars. Multiple co-existing standards have become a given in the past decade, and there was no sign of harmonisation visible to the public. In the relatively short history of DC fast charging systems, the background of multi-standard charging in different regions is well known at least amongst e-mobility stakeholders. This premium article reviews the different charging plugs that exist, their historical development and factors that will influence the harmonisation of DC fast charging standards in the future.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 26, 2021
New Approach Helps Design Lighter Carbon Fiber Composite Materials

New Approach Helps Design Lighter Carbon Fiber Composite Materials

Carbon fibers are usually combined with other materials to form a composite. One such composite material is the carbon fiber reinforced plastic, which is well-known for its tensile strength, rigidity, and high strength-to-weight ratio.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Charging Infrastructure: Regional Analysis

Charging Infrastructure: Regional Analysis

This IDTechEx premium article explores how charging infrastructure use is different across top electric vehicle markets: China, the US and Europe.
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