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Magna to jointly engineer and build premium EVs for China

Magna to jointly engineer and build premium EVs for China

Jun 21, 2018 China
Magna announced its intention to form two new joint ventures with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co Ltd for complete vehicle manufacturing as well as engineering of electric vehicles.
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Audi connects the electric car with the house

Audi connects the electric car with the house

Jun 20, 2018 Germany
Audi is taking the idea of electric mobility beyond the automobile in offering its customers a tailormade system offering. To that end, the brand is teaming up with two new partners to connect its electric model Audi e-tron with the user's home infrastructure.
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Robot car Marilyn parks in the furthermost lot fully autonomously

Robot car Marilyn parks in the furthermost lot fully autonomously

Jun 20, 2018 Finland
The VTT robot car Marilyn is currently undergoing tests on fully autonomous parking in the area furthest from its driver, at a distance of up to a hundred metres. The Internet of Things assists the car in finding and driving into a free space.
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Webinar Thursday 5 July - Advances in Fiber Laser Technologies

Webinar Thursday 5 July - Advances in Fiber Laser Technologies

Jun 20, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 5 July titled Advances in Fiber Laser Technologies.
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Subsidies for electric trucks from the German Government

Subsidies for electric trucks from the German Government

Jun 19, 2018 Germany
The Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI) has submitted a subsidy policy for environmentally friendly trucks, which has been published in the Federal Gazette at the beginning of June.
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IDTechEx TVJaguar Vector Racing break maritime electric world record

Jaguar Vector Racing break maritime electric world record

Jun 19, 2018 United Kingdom
Jaguar Vector Racing have broken the outright world and national electric speed records in a battery-powered boat. The unique Jaguar Vector V20E recorded an average speed of 88.61mph across the two legs of the famous 1km course on Coniston Water, England.
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Solar powered UAVs fly for more than twelve hours

Solar powered UAVs fly for more than twelve hours

Jun 19, 2018 United States
Researchers are developing technology for unmanned aerial vehicles that has given them the ability to fly for more than 12 hours by harvesting energy from the atmosphere and the sun.
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Ultra-low emission vehicles rise by 27% in the United Kingdom

Ultra-low emission vehicles rise by 27% in the United Kingdom

Jun 19, 2018 United Kingdom
It has been announced, Birmingham is to host the world's first zero emission vehicle summit as exemplar of the government's Industrial Strategy. Due to be held in September 2018, the summit will focus on vehicle technology to tackle carbon emissions and to find ways to improve air quality.
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Webinar Thursday 28 June - Electric Trucks and Delivery Vans

Webinar Thursday 28 June - Electric Trucks and Delivery Vans

Jun 19, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx is hosting a free webinar on Thursday 28 June 2018 titled Electric Trucks and Delivery Vans.
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XING Mobility's Miss R presented

XING Mobility's Miss R presented

Jun 19, 2018 Hong Kong
Electric Vehicle startup XING Mobility presented their rally-inspired supercar to an audience of business leaders and industry analysts. XING Mobility celebrated electric mobility's impact on global progress by presenting Miss R, their 1 Megawatt supercar, elevated above its 4116-cell, 98-module battery pack to expose what the company consider to be "the core of their electric powertrain systems".
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Mobile EV charger that self charges as recovery vehicle is driving

Mobile EV charger that self charges as recovery vehicle is driving

Jun 19, 2018 Australia
A portable complete system that can operate using Lithium-ion batteries and be independent of any specific type of delivery vehicle.
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Wide Bandgap Semiconductors for Power Electronics

Wide Bandgap Semiconductors for Power Electronics

Jun 19, 2018
In this article IDTechEx gives a short overview of the topic of wide bandgap semiconductors covering the fundamental material science, the key players, the market potential. The impact on a range of applications will also be discussed, with a focus on renewable energy systems and microgrids.
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Chicago Transit Board $32 million contract for all-electric buses

Chicago Transit Board $32 million contract for all-electric buses

Jun 18, 2018 United States
The Chicago Transit Board awarded a $32 million contract for the purchase of 20 new, all-electric buses - the latest investment by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the CTA to completely modernize the agency's bus fleet.
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Wave Power at least as important as Tidal Power

Wave Power at least as important as Tidal Power

Jun 15, 2018
Aquaculture is going offshore into the bigger waves and there is rapid proliferation of electricity-gobbling ocean floor mining robots, autonomous underwater vehicles, oil and gas subsea equipment and much more.
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An overview from PCIM Europe Part 2

An overview from PCIM Europe Part 2

Jun 15, 2018
IDTechEx attended the event last week to meet with key stakeholders including industrial OEMs, power module manufacturers, established semiconductor companies and innovative new GaN (gallium nitride) and SiC (silicon carbide) developers to report back on the current and future trends. The following article is the second of two parts and provides a summary of some of the key GaN related developments and at the event and their impact on various industries and applications.
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Fiber Lasers Outshine Competing Laser and Non-Laser Technologies

Fiber Lasers Outshine Competing Laser and Non-Laser Technologies

Jun 14, 2018
In the recently published IDTechEx market report titled Fiber Lasers 2018-2028: Technologies, Opportunities, Markets & Forecasts, Dr Nilushi Wijeyasinghe explores how recent fiber laser technology developments affect the growth of key market segments.
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IDTechEx TVPop-up EV charging for residential streets

Pop-up EV charging for residential streets

Jun 14, 2018 United Kingdom
The UEone is an app-operated, pop-up EV charge point for residential streets that retracts underground when not in use, minimising the impact on the urban environment to leave roads free of street clutter.
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A report from the 13th CIBF 2018

A report from the 13th CIBF 2018

Jun 14, 2018
IDTechEx Analyst Dr Na Jiao attended The China International Battery Fair (CIBF), the first legal international battery fair in the Chinese battery industry, which is held every two years.
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An overview from PCIM Europe Part 1

An overview from PCIM Europe Part 1

Jun 14, 2018
IDTechEx attended the event last week to meet with key stakeholders including industrial OEMs, power module manufacturers, established semiconductor companies and innovative GaN (gallium nitride and SiC (silicon carbide) developers to report back on the current and future trends.
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Paus and Danfoss electrify mine vehicles

Paus and Danfoss electrify mine vehicles

Jun 13, 2018 Worldwide
The inhalation of exhaust gases from diesel vehicles is a significant health risk for mine workers. Often lung and respiratory diseases are the result of many years of underground activity. Emission-free electromobility can reduce the risks. The first electric and hybrid vehicles from the cooperation will be delivered to customers shortly.
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Aerial robot that can morph in flight

Aerial robot that can morph in flight

Jun 13, 2018 France
Marking a world first, researchers have drawn inspiration from birds to design an aerial robot capable of altering its profile during flight. To reduce its wingspan and navigate through tight spaces, it can reorient its arms, which are equipped with propellers that let it fly like a helicopter.