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Mercedes-Benz supplies first fully electrical bus, the eCitaro

Mercedes-Benz supplies first fully electrical bus, the eCitaro

Mercedes‑Benz delivered the first series production model of an urban bus with a fully-electric drive system to the public transport company Hochbahn AG in Hamburg. It is part of an order for 20 eCitaro buses.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 16, 2018
Using diamonds to recharge civilian drones in flight

Using diamonds to recharge civilian drones in flight

A small lab-grown diamond measuring a few millimeters per side could one day enable civilian drones to be recharged in mid-flight through a laser. Thanks to the diamond, the laser beam can remain strong enough over a long distance to recharge photovoltaic cells on the drones' surface.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 15, 2018
New generation battery-driven machines for sustainable mining

New generation battery-driven machines for sustainable mining

Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries, launches its second generation of battery-operated machines that will lower mining customers' costs and promote a healthier work environment.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 14, 2018
Coalition to reform EV tax credit

Coalition to reform EV tax credit

The EV Drive Coalition is working to urge Congress to reform the federal electric vehicle tax credit so automakers can continue producing, workers can continue building, and consumers can continue buying vehicles that produce zero emissions.
Press Release
Heading towards zero emission airports

Heading towards zero emission airports

The Finnish airport operator Finavia has decided to adopt Neste MY Renewable Diesel in its vehicles at Rovaniemi, Kuusamo, Ivalo and Kittilä airports. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is produced from waste and residues. The switch to renewable fuel is part of Finavia's goal to make its airports carbon dioxide neutral by 2020.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 13, 2018
VW to produce 50 million electric cars?

VW to produce 50 million electric cars?

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess says VW have sourced the batteries for 50 million electric cars.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 12, 2018
Now that's 'cool' - new efficiencies for light electric vehicles

Now that's 'cool' - new efficiencies for light electric vehicles

Researchers are aiming to improve the efficiency of light electric vehicles by developing next-generation 'passive' cooling solutions for the vehicles' battery chargers.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 12, 2018
Energy-management tech uses EV as storage batteries

Energy-management tech uses EV as storage batteries

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a technology for efficiently managing photovoltaic and other power-generation systems and also the charging/discharging of electric vehicles parked on company campuses.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 9, 2018
BMW sets out electric vehicle plan

BMW sets out electric vehicle plan

By 2021, the BMW Group will have five all-electric models: the BMW i3, the MINI Electric, the BMW iX3, the BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT. By 2025, that number is set to grow to at least twelve models. Including plug-in hybrids - whose electrically powered range will increase significantly in the coming year - the BMW Group's electrified product portfolio will then comprise at least 25 models.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 9, 2018
IDTechEx TVFleets of drones could aid searches for lost hikers

Fleets of drones could aid searches for lost hikers

Finding lost hikers in forests can be a difficult and lengthy process, as helicopters and drones can't get a glimpse through the thick tree canopy. Recently, it's been proposed that autonomous drones, which can bob and weave through trees, could aid these searches. But the GPS signals used to guide the aircraft can be unreliable or nonexistent in forest environments.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Highlights from PlugBoat 2018

Highlights from PlugBoat 2018

IDTechEx attended and presented at PlugBoat 2018, which is a conference dedicated to electric and hybrid boats and ships. It was held in Venice on October 18 - 19, playing host to roughly 50 delegates representing a mixture of startups, policymakers and conventional engine manufacturers for ships.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 8, 2018
Nikola Motor Company releases hydrogen electric truck

Nikola Motor Company releases hydrogen electric truck

In response to widespread interest from European customers, Nikola Motor Company has created a hydrogen-electric truck for European markets.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 8, 2018
ABB and SINTEF test fuel cells for main propulsion potential

ABB and SINTEF test fuel cells for main propulsion potential

ABB and SINTEF Ocean are undertaking groundbreaking research to test the viability of fuel cells as an energy source for main ship propulsion.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 7, 2018
First autonomous EV ride-hailing service

First autonomous EV ride-hailing service

The Volkswagen Group, Mobileye, an Intel Company, and Champion Motors announced plans to deploy Israel's first self-driving ride hailing service - or Mobility-as-a-Service - starting next year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 6, 2018
Plans for London's first low emission street

Plans for London's first low emission street

The City of London Corporation has announced plans for a pilot scheme limiting access to the south section of Moor Lane, near Moorgate, to ultra-low emission vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 5, 2018
Volvo Cars, Baidu to develop and manufacture autonomous cars

Volvo Cars, Baidu to develop and manufacture autonomous cars

Volvo Cars has reached an agreement with Baidu to jointly develop electric and fully autonomous drive-compatible cars with the aim of mass producing them for China, the largest car market in the world.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 5, 2018
World's first robot package delivery launched publicly

World's first robot package delivery launched publicly

The world's first commercial rollout of autonomous package delivery on the ground, with hundreds of robots from Starship Technologies delivering packages straight to consumers' front doors.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 5, 2018
Vehicle battery pack charges in less than 13 minutes

Vehicle battery pack charges in less than 13 minutes

Atlis Motor Vehicles has completed and successfully tested their first large-scale prototype battery pack. The goal of the test was a full charge in 15 minutes, and Atlis achieved the full charge in 12 minutes, 35 seconds. This charge time of a vehicle battery in under 13 minutes is a first in the electric vehicle industry.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 2, 2018
The Silent Transformation of Maritime Transport

The Silent Transformation of Maritime Transport

IDTechEx is one of the few market and technical research companies following marine electrification as part of its wider electric vehicle research -- and it is a segment quietly undergoing a transformation. The marine industry makes significant contributions to global pollution (particularly ocean-going vessels), often out of the spotlight. But in the past decade, regulations that have first focused on restricting particulates emissions, and more recently carbon emissions, are driving change.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 2, 2018
Pizza Hut's pizza making truck

Pizza Hut's pizza making truck

Pizza Hut has joined forces with Toyota to develop the one-of-a-kind, zero-emission Tundra PIE Pro, a mobile pizza factory with the ability to deliver oven-hot pizza wherever it goes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 1, 2018
Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system

Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system

Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor have announced plans to introduce 'solar roof' charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal combustion, hybrid and battery electric vehicles with additional electrical power, increasing fuel efficiency and range.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 16, 2018
Using diamonds to recharge civilian drones in flight

Using diamonds to recharge civilian drones in flight

A small lab-grown diamond measuring a few millimeters per side could one day enable civilian drones to be recharged in mid-flight through a laser. Thanks to the diamond, the laser beam can remain strong enough over a long distance to recharge photovoltaic cells on the drones' surface.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 14, 2018
Coalition to reform EV tax credit

Coalition to reform EV tax credit

The EV Drive Coalition is working to urge Congress to reform the federal electric vehicle tax credit so automakers can continue producing, workers can continue building, and consumers can continue buying vehicles that produce zero emissions.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 13, 2018
VW to produce 50 million electric cars?

VW to produce 50 million electric cars?

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess says VW have sourced the batteries for 50 million electric cars.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 12, 2018
Energy-management tech uses EV as storage batteries

Energy-management tech uses EV as storage batteries

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a technology for efficiently managing photovoltaic and other power-generation systems and also the charging/discharging of electric vehicles parked on company campuses.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 9, 2018
IDTechEx TVFleets of drones could aid searches for lost hikers

Fleets of drones could aid searches for lost hikers

Finding lost hikers in forests can be a difficult and lengthy process, as helicopters and drones can't get a glimpse through the thick tree canopy. Recently, it's been proposed that autonomous drones, which can bob and weave through trees, could aid these searches. But the GPS signals used to guide the aircraft can be unreliable or nonexistent in forest environments.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 8, 2018
Nikola Motor Company releases hydrogen electric truck

Nikola Motor Company releases hydrogen electric truck

In response to widespread interest from European customers, Nikola Motor Company has created a hydrogen-electric truck for European markets.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 7, 2018
First autonomous EV ride-hailing service

First autonomous EV ride-hailing service

The Volkswagen Group, Mobileye, an Intel Company, and Champion Motors announced plans to deploy Israel's first self-driving ride hailing service - or Mobility-as-a-Service - starting next year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 5, 2018
Volvo Cars, Baidu to develop and manufacture autonomous cars

Volvo Cars, Baidu to develop and manufacture autonomous cars

Volvo Cars has reached an agreement with Baidu to jointly develop electric and fully autonomous drive-compatible cars with the aim of mass producing them for China, the largest car market in the world.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 5, 2018
Vehicle battery pack charges in less than 13 minutes

Vehicle battery pack charges in less than 13 minutes

Atlis Motor Vehicles has completed and successfully tested their first large-scale prototype battery pack. The goal of the test was a full charge in 15 minutes, and Atlis achieved the full charge in 12 minutes, 35 seconds. This charge time of a vehicle battery in under 13 minutes is a first in the electric vehicle industry.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 2, 2018
Pizza Hut's pizza making truck

Pizza Hut's pizza making truck

Pizza Hut has joined forces with Toyota to develop the one-of-a-kind, zero-emission Tundra PIE Pro, a mobile pizza factory with the ability to deliver oven-hot pizza wherever it goes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 15, 2018
New generation battery-driven machines for sustainable mining

New generation battery-driven machines for sustainable mining

Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries, launches its second generation of battery-operated machines that will lower mining customers' costs and promote a healthier work environment.
Press Release
Heading towards zero emission airports

Heading towards zero emission airports

The Finnish airport operator Finavia has decided to adopt Neste MY Renewable Diesel in its vehicles at Rovaniemi, Kuusamo, Ivalo and Kittilä airports. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is produced from waste and residues. The switch to renewable fuel is part of Finavia's goal to make its airports carbon dioxide neutral by 2020.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 12, 2018
Now that's 'cool' - new efficiencies for light electric vehicles

Now that's 'cool' - new efficiencies for light electric vehicles

Researchers are aiming to improve the efficiency of light electric vehicles by developing next-generation 'passive' cooling solutions for the vehicles' battery chargers.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 9, 2018
BMW sets out electric vehicle plan

BMW sets out electric vehicle plan

By 2021, the BMW Group will have five all-electric models: the BMW i3, the MINI Electric, the BMW iX3, the BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT. By 2025, that number is set to grow to at least twelve models. Including plug-in hybrids - whose electrically powered range will increase significantly in the coming year - the BMW Group's electrified product portfolio will then comprise at least 25 models.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Highlights from PlugBoat 2018

Highlights from PlugBoat 2018

IDTechEx attended and presented at PlugBoat 2018, which is a conference dedicated to electric and hybrid boats and ships. It was held in Venice on October 18 - 19, playing host to roughly 50 delegates representing a mixture of startups, policymakers and conventional engine manufacturers for ships.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 8, 2018
ABB and SINTEF test fuel cells for main propulsion potential

ABB and SINTEF test fuel cells for main propulsion potential

ABB and SINTEF Ocean are undertaking groundbreaking research to test the viability of fuel cells as an energy source for main ship propulsion.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 6, 2018
Plans for London's first low emission street

Plans for London's first low emission street

The City of London Corporation has announced plans for a pilot scheme limiting access to the south section of Moor Lane, near Moorgate, to ultra-low emission vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 5, 2018
World's first robot package delivery launched publicly

World's first robot package delivery launched publicly

The world's first commercial rollout of autonomous package delivery on the ground, with hundreds of robots from Starship Technologies delivering packages straight to consumers' front doors.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 2, 2018
The Silent Transformation of Maritime Transport

The Silent Transformation of Maritime Transport

IDTechEx is one of the few market and technical research companies following marine electrification as part of its wider electric vehicle research -- and it is a segment quietly undergoing a transformation. The marine industry makes significant contributions to global pollution (particularly ocean-going vessels), often out of the spotlight. But in the past decade, regulations that have first focused on restricting particulates emissions, and more recently carbon emissions, are driving change.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 1, 2018
Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system

Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system

Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor have announced plans to introduce 'solar roof' charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal combustion, hybrid and battery electric vehicles with additional electrical power, increasing fuel efficiency and range.