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Five types of 48V EV now

Five types of 48V EV now

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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.
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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.
External Company Press Release
Autotalks and Datang successfully completed Chinese C-V2X testing

Autotalks and Datang successfully completed Chinese C-V2X testing

Autotalks and China's Datang have successfully tested chipset-level interoperability of their respective solutions for C-V2X direct communication.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
How interconnect technology in power electronic packaging is evolving

How interconnect technology in power electronic packaging is evolving

This is the second part of our article series on the potential use of metal sintering as a die attach paste material in electric vehicle (EV) power electronics (PE).
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Trends in power electronics and their link to die attach technology

Trends in power electronics and their link to die attach technology

This series of articles focuses on the potential use of metal sintering pastes and materials in electric vehicle power electronics (PE). In the first part of this series (this article), we consider the key trends shaping power electronics.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 19, 2019
Electric bus demand surging outside China

Electric bus demand surging outside China

In electric vehicles, China is not what it used to be. Electric bike demand collapsed five years ago, and electric bus demand followed two years ago. With electric buses, the reason was entirely a precipitous drop in government financial support of demand and production, the peak being accentuated by pulling forward to grab subsidies while there were available. In 2020 they will be zero but despite this, in 2027 China plans that full electrification of its bus fleet will be complete.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 18, 2019
The new MINI Cooper SE, fully electric

The new MINI Cooper SE, fully electric

Urban mobility with purely electric drive can now also be experienced in hallmark MINI style. The new MINI Cooper SE combines sustainable mobility as the first solely electrically powered model of the British brand.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 18, 2019
Bosch extends the service life of electric vehicle batteries

Bosch extends the service life of electric vehicle batteries

Stress makes cells age faster. Something that geneticists have long since demonstrated for the human body is also true for electric-vehicle battery cells. The older the batteries get, the lower their performance and capacity, and the shorter the range of the vehicle. To help batteries last longer, Bosch is developing new cloud services that supplement the individual vehicles' battery-management systems.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 17, 2019
Lotus Evija pure electric British hypercar

Lotus Evija pure electric British hypercar

The world's first fully electric British hypercar, the all-new Lotus Evija, has been revealed. It is the first hypercar from Lotus, and the company's first model with an electrified powertrain. It is the first completely new car to be launched under the stewardship of Geely.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 16, 2019
NEVS and AutoX to collaborate on large scale RoboTaxi deployment

NEVS and AutoX to collaborate on large scale RoboTaxi deployment

Swedish EV manufacturer NEVS and the Autonomous Vehicle start-up AutoX have entered into an exclusive strategic partnership to integrate AutoX ́s Autonomous Drive technology in NEVS' next-generation vehicle architecture.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Highlights from Electric and Hybrid Marine Conference and Expo (2019)!

Highlights from Electric and Hybrid Marine Conference and Expo (2019)!

Technology Analyst Luke Gear presents his findings from the Electric and Hybrid Marine conference held in Amsterdam.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Future of Heavy Duty EV Motors Off Road

Future of Heavy Duty EV Motors Off Road

Fork lift trucks are almost all induction because reliability and affordability trump performance here. Their batteries are rapidly going lithium-ion for something less toxic and nearer to fit-and-forget but there is no similar issue with the motors.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 15, 2019
Ford and Volkswagen expand their global collaboration

Ford and Volkswagen expand their global collaboration

Ford and Volkswagen AG are expanding their global alliance to include electric vehicles - and will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the U.S. and Europe.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 12, 2019
Shortage of Lithium-ion Batteries: How to Cope

Shortage of Lithium-ion Batteries: How to Cope

Shortage of lithium-ion batteries is probable. Too few gigafactories. Too many burning batteries: factories shut to sort out their problems. The US-China trade war cuts off materials. Inadequate lithium or cobalt mining.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Highlights from VDI's 15th Commercial Vehicles Conference

Highlights from VDI's 15th Commercial Vehicles Conference

The Commercial Vehicles International Conference is a biennial event arranged by the Association of German Engineers (VDI). The 15th iteration of this conference was held at the Kongresshaus in Baden-Baden, Germany on the 4th and 5th of June 2019. The conference featured a total of 34 speeches and keynotes, with sessions on Electrification; Vehicle Concepts; Automated Driving; Connectivity; Safety and Smart Logistics. Companies represented at the conference included: Daimler, MAN, Schaeffler, ZF, WABCO, Robert Bosch, Magna, FlixBus, AVL and Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe.
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.
External Company Press Release
Autotalks and Datang successfully completed Chinese C-V2X testing

Autotalks and Datang successfully completed Chinese C-V2X testing

Autotalks and China's Datang have successfully tested chipset-level interoperability of their respective solutions for C-V2X direct communication.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Trends in power electronics and their link to die attach technology

Trends in power electronics and their link to die attach technology

This series of articles focuses on the potential use of metal sintering pastes and materials in electric vehicle power electronics (PE). In the first part of this series (this article), we consider the key trends shaping power electronics.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 18, 2019
The new MINI Cooper SE, fully electric

The new MINI Cooper SE, fully electric

Urban mobility with purely electric drive can now also be experienced in hallmark MINI style. The new MINI Cooper SE combines sustainable mobility as the first solely electrically powered model of the British brand.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 17, 2019
Lotus Evija pure electric British hypercar

Lotus Evija pure electric British hypercar

The world's first fully electric British hypercar, the all-new Lotus Evija, has been revealed. It is the first hypercar from Lotus, and the company's first model with an electrified powertrain. It is the first completely new car to be launched under the stewardship of Geely.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Highlights from Electric and Hybrid Marine Conference and Expo (2019)!

Highlights from Electric and Hybrid Marine Conference and Expo (2019)!

Technology Analyst Luke Gear presents his findings from the Electric and Hybrid Marine conference held in Amsterdam.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 15, 2019
Ford and Volkswagen expand their global collaboration

Ford and Volkswagen expand their global collaboration

Ford and Volkswagen AG are expanding their global alliance to include electric vehicles - and will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the U.S. and Europe.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Highlights from VDI's 15th Commercial Vehicles Conference

Highlights from VDI's 15th Commercial Vehicles Conference

The Commercial Vehicles International Conference is a biennial event arranged by the Association of German Engineers (VDI). The 15th iteration of this conference was held at the Kongresshaus in Baden-Baden, Germany on the 4th and 5th of June 2019. The conference featured a total of 34 speeches and keynotes, with sessions on Electrification; Vehicle Concepts; Automated Driving; Connectivity; Safety and Smart Logistics. Companies represented at the conference included: Daimler, MAN, Schaeffler, ZF, WABCO, Robert Bosch, Magna, FlixBus, AVL and Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe.
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.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
How interconnect technology in power electronic packaging is evolving

How interconnect technology in power electronic packaging is evolving

This is the second part of our article series on the potential use of metal sintering as a die attach paste material in electric vehicle (EV) power electronics (PE).
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 19, 2019
Electric bus demand surging outside China

Electric bus demand surging outside China

In electric vehicles, China is not what it used to be. Electric bike demand collapsed five years ago, and electric bus demand followed two years ago. With electric buses, the reason was entirely a precipitous drop in government financial support of demand and production, the peak being accentuated by pulling forward to grab subsidies while there were available. In 2020 they will be zero but despite this, in 2027 China plans that full electrification of its bus fleet will be complete.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 18, 2019
Bosch extends the service life of electric vehicle batteries

Bosch extends the service life of electric vehicle batteries

Stress makes cells age faster. Something that geneticists have long since demonstrated for the human body is also true for electric-vehicle battery cells. The older the batteries get, the lower their performance and capacity, and the shorter the range of the vehicle. To help batteries last longer, Bosch is developing new cloud services that supplement the individual vehicles' battery-management systems.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 16, 2019
NEVS and AutoX to collaborate on large scale RoboTaxi deployment

NEVS and AutoX to collaborate on large scale RoboTaxi deployment

Swedish EV manufacturer NEVS and the Autonomous Vehicle start-up AutoX have entered into an exclusive strategic partnership to integrate AutoX ́s Autonomous Drive technology in NEVS' next-generation vehicle architecture.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Future of Heavy Duty EV Motors Off Road

Future of Heavy Duty EV Motors Off Road

Fork lift trucks are almost all induction because reliability and affordability trump performance here. Their batteries are rapidly going lithium-ion for something less toxic and nearer to fit-and-forget but there is no similar issue with the motors.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 12, 2019
Shortage of Lithium-ion Batteries: How to Cope

Shortage of Lithium-ion Batteries: How to Cope

Shortage of lithium-ion batteries is probable. Too few gigafactories. Too many burning batteries: factories shut to sort out their problems. The US-China trade war cuts off materials. Inadequate lithium or cobalt mining.
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