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European Chips Act — Plans, Goals, Investments, and Current Status

European Chips Act — Plans, Goals, Investments, and Current Status

Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 22, 2022
Hertz and GM Plan Major EV Expansion

Hertz and GM Plan Major EV Expansion

Hertz and General Motors Co announced an agreement in which Hertz plans to order up to 175,000 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and BrightDrop EVs over the next five years. Hertz and GM believe this plan is the largest expansion of EVs among fleet customers and the broadest because it spans a wide range of vehicle categories and price points — from compact and midsize SUVs to pickups, luxury vehicles and more.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Low Carbon Shipping: Policy Drivers

Low Carbon Shipping: Policy Drivers

This IDTechEx premium article discusses the new policies being introduced by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the EU to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the shipping sector. The policies are expected to drive uptake of low carbon fuel use in shipping such as methane, ammonia, and hydrogen in large vessels, as well as battery solutions in smaller, coastal, or inland vessels.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 21, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Plans Wind Farm at Test Track in Papenburg

Mercedes-Benz Plans Wind Farm at Test Track in Papenburg

Mercedes-Benz plans to build a wind farm at its test track in Papenburg, northern Germany, with an output of more than 100 MW to cover more than 15 percent of the annual electricity demand of Mercedes-Benz Group AG in Germany. As part of its effort to erect a double-digit number of wind turbines by the middle of the decade, Mercedes-Benz is also planning a long-term power purchase agreement with a partner, equivalent to a triple-digit million euros amount.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
DroneX Trade Show and Helitech Expo

DroneX Trade Show and Helitech Expo

This premium article explores the DroneX Trade Show and Helitech Expo, summarising the main takeaways of the event.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Dynamic Wireless Charging

Dynamic Wireless Charging

Dynamic charging is when a battery-operated electric vehicle (EV) is continuously charged as it is being driven, using electrical transmitter coils beneath the road surface. Dynamic wireless charging takes place on wireless electric road systems (wERS), with current deployments limited to small sections for pilot projects. This premium article outlines the technology, analyses early demonstrations, and identifies challenges for future deployments.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 20, 2022
Volvo Trucks Starts Series Production of Heavy Electric Trucks

Volvo Trucks Starts Series Production of Heavy Electric Trucks

Volvo Trucks is beginning series production of the electric versions of the company's heavy-duty trucks: Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX. These trucks can operate at a total weight of 44 tonnes and the three models represent around two thirds of the company's sales.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 20, 2022
Evolving Automotive Lidar Technologies and Business Landscape

Evolving Automotive Lidar Technologies and Business Landscape

With the innovation of lidar beam steering technologies, continuous lidar cost reduction, as well as the progress of Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) and Autonomous vehicles (AV), lidars are embracing their potential US$8.4 billion-dollar market by 2033, enabled by automotive applications, which can be further widely expanded to other areas such as robotics, industrial, smart city, and mapping.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 20, 2022
Damage Free Way to Gauge Health of Next-Gen Batteries for EVs

Damage Free Way to Gauge Health of Next-Gen Batteries for EVs

Researchers have demonstrated that electrochemical impedance spectroscopy can be a powerful non-destructive tool to study the degradation mechanisms of all-solid-state lithium metal batteries. They studied ceramic-based all-solid-state Li metal batteries prepared by aerosol deposition and heating, identifying the specific interface responsible for the drop in performance. Their work accurately highlights the engineering hurdles that need to be overcome to bring these top-in-class batteries to the market.
External Company Press Release
Morrow and ABB to Strengthen Collaboration on Battery Manufacturing

Morrow and ABB to Strengthen Collaboration on Battery Manufacturing

Morrow Batteries and ABB have signed two Memorandum of Understanding agreements to strengthen their collaboration to accelerate the transition to renewable energy sources and the electrification of all sectors of society.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 19, 2022
Heart Aerospace  to Establish New Electric Airplane Industry in Sweden

Heart Aerospace to Establish New Electric Airplane Industry in Sweden

Swedish electric airplane maker Heart Aerospace announced it will establish the world's first commercial electric aircraft industry at Säve airport, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Heart Aerospace will build sustainable state-of-the-art offices, production and flight test facilities which, together, will form a new campus which will go by the name the Northern Runway.
External Company Press Release
Monta Lands 30M EUR in Additional Financing to Accelerate EV Charging

Monta Lands 30M EUR in Additional Financing to Accelerate EV Charging

Led by a team of seasoned entrepreneurs with experience managing large software development organizations, Monta is delivering an all-in-one EV charging platform that simplifies and streamlines deployment, use, and management of EV charging infrastructure.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 16, 2022
Company Net-Zero Targets Fuel the Adoption of Zero-Emission Trucks

Company Net-Zero Targets Fuel the Adoption of Zero-Emission Trucks

The sustainability of business operations is now a key consideration in the boardrooms of major corporations, and this is fuelling significant demand for zero-emission trucks. Transitioning truck fleets from diesel combustion engines to zero-emission powertrains is a very visible way for companies to demonstrate their green credentials to their customers whilst delivering a meaningful reduction in their carbon footprint.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 16, 2022
Solaris Unveils Urbino 18 Hydrogen Bus

Solaris Unveils Urbino 18 Hydrogen Bus

The Urbino 18 hydrogen bus is now Solaris's second hydrogen bus in its zero-emission offering. As with the shorter version, the main energy source in this vehicle is hydrogen. With this 18-metre model, the manufacturer is responding to the growing market for vehicles of this type. This also reflects the commitment of Solaris when it comes to the development of zero-emission solutions and its desire to provide its clients with the widest possible range of environmentally friendly vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 16, 2022
Free-to-Attend Webinar - Electric Cars: The Road to Mass Market

Free-to-Attend Webinar - Electric Cars: The Road to Mass Market

Thursday 29 September 2022 - The webinar will cover 2022 H1 electric car sales; short term sales outlook and commentary; the latest EV policy by region; automaker and government EV targets; and powertrain trends which improve drive cycle efficiency
External Company Press Release
Truck Powertrains of the Future - Schaeffler Electrifies

Truck Powertrains of the Future - Schaeffler Electrifies

Schaeffler is developing high-voltage technology for tomorrow's electrified light and heavy commercial vehicles. New product family of electric motors, 800 V power electronics systems Schaeffler's new high-performance electric motors are scalable, efficient, and extremely robust.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 14, 2022
Very High Speed Motor Offers Improved Power Density for EVs

Very High Speed Motor Offers Improved Power Density for EVs

Engineers have built a new high-speed motor which has the potential to increase the range of electric vehicles. The design of the prototype IPMSM type motor was inspired by the shape of the longest railroad bridge in South Korea and has achieved speeds of 100,000 revolutions per minute.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 13, 2022
Eliminating Reliance on Rare-Earth Magnets for Large-Scale Wind Farms

Eliminating Reliance on Rare-Earth Magnets for Large-Scale Wind Farms

Motivated by the need to eliminate expensive rare-earth magnets in utility-scale direct-drive wind turbines, researchers have developed a fundamentally new type of rotary electrical contact to develop the next generation of direct-drive wind turbines.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 13, 2022
Recycling Materials: Turning Old Batteries into New Ones

Recycling Materials: Turning Old Batteries into New Ones

Sustainability of electric mobility largely depends on the batteries. They contain important resources, such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, and manganese. More than 90% of the materials used in lithium-ion batteries can be recycled.
External Company Press Release
Aurelia's 100% Hydrogen Powered Design Awarded RINA Approval

Aurelia's 100% Hydrogen Powered Design Awarded RINA Approval

Aurelia Green Ship Concept Design has unveiled a new design with 100% hydrogen propulsion. The Certificate of Approval in Principle has been issued by RINA based on the newly published RINA Rules for Hydrogen Fuelled Ships and the RINA Guide for the Approval in Principle of Novel Technologies.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 22, 2022
Hertz and GM Plan Major EV Expansion

Hertz and GM Plan Major EV Expansion

Hertz and General Motors Co announced an agreement in which Hertz plans to order up to 175,000 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and BrightDrop EVs over the next five years. Hertz and GM believe this plan is the largest expansion of EVs among fleet customers and the broadest because it spans a wide range of vehicle categories and price points — from compact and midsize SUVs to pickups, luxury vehicles and more.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 21, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Plans Wind Farm at Test Track in Papenburg

Mercedes-Benz Plans Wind Farm at Test Track in Papenburg

Mercedes-Benz plans to build a wind farm at its test track in Papenburg, northern Germany, with an output of more than 100 MW to cover more than 15 percent of the annual electricity demand of Mercedes-Benz Group AG in Germany. As part of its effort to erect a double-digit number of wind turbines by the middle of the decade, Mercedes-Benz is also planning a long-term power purchase agreement with a partner, equivalent to a triple-digit million euros amount.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Dynamic Wireless Charging

Dynamic Wireless Charging

Dynamic charging is when a battery-operated electric vehicle (EV) is continuously charged as it is being driven, using electrical transmitter coils beneath the road surface. Dynamic wireless charging takes place on wireless electric road systems (wERS), with current deployments limited to small sections for pilot projects. This premium article outlines the technology, analyses early demonstrations, and identifies challenges for future deployments.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 20, 2022
Evolving Automotive Lidar Technologies and Business Landscape

Evolving Automotive Lidar Technologies and Business Landscape

With the innovation of lidar beam steering technologies, continuous lidar cost reduction, as well as the progress of Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) and Autonomous vehicles (AV), lidars are embracing their potential US$8.4 billion-dollar market by 2033, enabled by automotive applications, which can be further widely expanded to other areas such as robotics, industrial, smart city, and mapping.
External Company Press Release
Morrow and ABB to Strengthen Collaboration on Battery Manufacturing

Morrow and ABB to Strengthen Collaboration on Battery Manufacturing

Morrow Batteries and ABB have signed two Memorandum of Understanding agreements to strengthen their collaboration to accelerate the transition to renewable energy sources and the electrification of all sectors of society.
External Company Press Release
Monta Lands 30M EUR in Additional Financing to Accelerate EV Charging

Monta Lands 30M EUR in Additional Financing to Accelerate EV Charging

Led by a team of seasoned entrepreneurs with experience managing large software development organizations, Monta is delivering an all-in-one EV charging platform that simplifies and streamlines deployment, use, and management of EV charging infrastructure.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 16, 2022
Solaris Unveils Urbino 18 Hydrogen Bus

Solaris Unveils Urbino 18 Hydrogen Bus

The Urbino 18 hydrogen bus is now Solaris's second hydrogen bus in its zero-emission offering. As with the shorter version, the main energy source in this vehicle is hydrogen. With this 18-metre model, the manufacturer is responding to the growing market for vehicles of this type. This also reflects the commitment of Solaris when it comes to the development of zero-emission solutions and its desire to provide its clients with the widest possible range of environmentally friendly vehicles.
External Company Press Release
Truck Powertrains of the Future - Schaeffler Electrifies

Truck Powertrains of the Future - Schaeffler Electrifies

Schaeffler is developing high-voltage technology for tomorrow's electrified light and heavy commercial vehicles. New product family of electric motors, 800 V power electronics systems Schaeffler's new high-performance electric motors are scalable, efficient, and extremely robust.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 13, 2022
Eliminating Reliance on Rare-Earth Magnets for Large-Scale Wind Farms

Eliminating Reliance on Rare-Earth Magnets for Large-Scale Wind Farms

Motivated by the need to eliminate expensive rare-earth magnets in utility-scale direct-drive wind turbines, researchers have developed a fundamentally new type of rotary electrical contact to develop the next generation of direct-drive wind turbines.
External Company Press Release
Aurelia's 100% Hydrogen Powered Design Awarded RINA Approval

Aurelia's 100% Hydrogen Powered Design Awarded RINA Approval

Aurelia Green Ship Concept Design has unveiled a new design with 100% hydrogen propulsion. The Certificate of Approval in Principle has been issued by RINA based on the newly published RINA Rules for Hydrogen Fuelled Ships and the RINA Guide for the Approval in Principle of Novel Technologies.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Low Carbon Shipping: Policy Drivers

Low Carbon Shipping: Policy Drivers

This IDTechEx premium article discusses the new policies being introduced by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the EU to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the shipping sector. The policies are expected to drive uptake of low carbon fuel use in shipping such as methane, ammonia, and hydrogen in large vessels, as well as battery solutions in smaller, coastal, or inland vessels.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
DroneX Trade Show and Helitech Expo

DroneX Trade Show and Helitech Expo

This premium article explores the DroneX Trade Show and Helitech Expo, summarising the main takeaways of the event.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 20, 2022
Volvo Trucks Starts Series Production of Heavy Electric Trucks

Volvo Trucks Starts Series Production of Heavy Electric Trucks

Volvo Trucks is beginning series production of the electric versions of the company's heavy-duty trucks: Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX. These trucks can operate at a total weight of 44 tonnes and the three models represent around two thirds of the company's sales.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 20, 2022
Damage Free Way to Gauge Health of Next-Gen Batteries for EVs

Damage Free Way to Gauge Health of Next-Gen Batteries for EVs

Researchers have demonstrated that electrochemical impedance spectroscopy can be a powerful non-destructive tool to study the degradation mechanisms of all-solid-state lithium metal batteries. They studied ceramic-based all-solid-state Li metal batteries prepared by aerosol deposition and heating, identifying the specific interface responsible for the drop in performance. Their work accurately highlights the engineering hurdles that need to be overcome to bring these top-in-class batteries to the market.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 19, 2022
Heart Aerospace  to Establish New Electric Airplane Industry in Sweden

Heart Aerospace to Establish New Electric Airplane Industry in Sweden

Swedish electric airplane maker Heart Aerospace announced it will establish the world's first commercial electric aircraft industry at Säve airport, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Heart Aerospace will build sustainable state-of-the-art offices, production and flight test facilities which, together, will form a new campus which will go by the name the Northern Runway.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 16, 2022
Company Net-Zero Targets Fuel the Adoption of Zero-Emission Trucks

Company Net-Zero Targets Fuel the Adoption of Zero-Emission Trucks

The sustainability of business operations is now a key consideration in the boardrooms of major corporations, and this is fuelling significant demand for zero-emission trucks. Transitioning truck fleets from diesel combustion engines to zero-emission powertrains is a very visible way for companies to demonstrate their green credentials to their customers whilst delivering a meaningful reduction in their carbon footprint.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 16, 2022
Free-to-Attend Webinar - Electric Cars: The Road to Mass Market

Free-to-Attend Webinar - Electric Cars: The Road to Mass Market

Thursday 29 September 2022 - The webinar will cover 2022 H1 electric car sales; short term sales outlook and commentary; the latest EV policy by region; automaker and government EV targets; and powertrain trends which improve drive cycle efficiency
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 14, 2022
Very High Speed Motor Offers Improved Power Density for EVs

Very High Speed Motor Offers Improved Power Density for EVs

Engineers have built a new high-speed motor which has the potential to increase the range of electric vehicles. The design of the prototype IPMSM type motor was inspired by the shape of the longest railroad bridge in South Korea and has achieved speeds of 100,000 revolutions per minute.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 13, 2022
Recycling Materials: Turning Old Batteries into New Ones

Recycling Materials: Turning Old Batteries into New Ones

Sustainability of electric mobility largely depends on the batteries. They contain important resources, such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, and manganese. More than 90% of the materials used in lithium-ion batteries can be recycled.
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