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Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 28, 2016
Robotic agriculture: the battle between the big and the small

Robotic agriculture: the battle between the big and the small

Agricultural robotics can upend several commonly-held notions. Amongst them is the idea that big is better. In practise this has translated into ever larger and more powerful agricultural machinery. This makes sense because a big machine amplifies the capabilities of the skilled driver, dramatically boosting its productivity. This notion may however be about to experience a fundamental change. The reason is that the driver can now finally be taken totally out of the equation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 25, 2016
Vibration energy harvesting: Where is the money?

Vibration energy harvesting: Where is the money?

Energy harvesting is off-grid production of electricity where it is needed using ambient energy such as wind, tide and waves or just vibration.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 14, 2016
When will 48V mild hybrids become EVs?

When will 48V mild hybrids become EVs?

48V mild hybrids will start series production at many automotive manufacturers in 2017 with many others following shortly after.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 14, 2016
Electric vehicles: next comes the melodrama

Electric vehicles: next comes the melodrama

Electric vehicles have gone from curiosity to being a frequent news item and, if you live in Norway or the Netherlands, something you see often. However, that is nothing compared to EVs shaking the foundations of society over the coming decade from robot agriculture and delivery to almost free travel in sunny countries and almost eliminating air pollution even in mining.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 12, 2016
Searching for a fuel cell USP

Searching for a fuel cell USP

Toyota and Daimler presented at a recent IDTechEx conference on their fuel cell vehicle programs. A questioner asked them to reveal the unique selling proposition of fuel cell vehicles. They said there is no USP.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 11, 2016
Honda to use 3D printing to customise micro EVs

Honda to use 3D printing to customise micro EVs

At this year's CEATEC, Japan's largest consumer electronics show, Honda showed an example of its so-called Micro Commuter electric car with a body that's been constructed using additive manufacturing.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 29, 2016
Energy Storage Innovations USA 2016 conference debuts in November

Energy Storage Innovations USA 2016 conference debuts in November

Major focus is batteries with new form factors.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 27, 2016
Electric Smart car

Electric Smart car

Just ahead of the Paris Auto Show, Daimler officially presented its pure electric Smart ED models.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 22, 2016
Robotics is the future of agrochemicals business

Robotics is the future of agrochemicals business

Crop protection, chemicals and robotics at first appear totally unrelated, yet IDTechEx Research finds that steady improvements in agricultural robotics will, slowly but surely, fundamentally alter the crop protection chemicals business.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 13, 2016
Europe pulls ahead in 48V mild hybrid cars

Europe pulls ahead in 48V mild hybrid cars

Mild hybrid cars at 48V will first hit global markets in a big way in 2017.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 12, 2016
Delivery robots in cities soon

Delivery robots in cities soon

Robot vehicles may give the insurance companies and car companies something to do when one robot taxi replaces 20 cars owned by private individuals as we move inexorably to 80% of people living in cities in 2050.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 31, 2016
Changing dynamics of the electric car business

Changing dynamics of the electric car business

Barclays Equity Research in the UK surprised the car industry by forecasting a sharp drop in car sales when rental vehicles become more popular.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 18, 2016
Another EV maker goes full service green: IDTechEx analysis

Another EV maker goes full service green: IDTechEx analysis

Leo Motors Inc of Korea with the support of government officials of Henan, China, Leo Motors, Inc and Zhong Ji Well Parking System Co Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a joint venture company focused on battery production, electric boat business, and Connected Vehicle business based on Internet of Things platforms.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 16, 2016
Mercedes 48V mild hybrids from 2017

Mercedes 48V mild hybrids from 2017

As detailed in the IDTechEx report, Mild Hybrid 48V Vehicles 2016-2031, this option will become a huge business from 2017 as Ford, Hyundai, Bentley, Volkswagen, Audi, Geely and many others adopt them as the most cost-effective way of meeting 2025 and 2030 carbon dioxide emissions regulations while sharply improving economy - even improving performance in some respects.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 11, 2016
Residential batteries: the story did not start with Tesla

Residential batteries: the story did not start with Tesla

Tesla is an eye-catching company active in clean energy applications - not only pure electric cars, but also home battery systems. With its launch of Tesla's Powerwall on April 30, 2015 and every progress update on its Gigafactory's building, Tesla has continue to fuel interest in home battery systems.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 5, 2016
Bus that travels above traffic

Bus that travels above traffic

In August 2016, China Xinhua News reported that the Transit Elevated Bus has had its first road test in Qinhuangdao City. It consisted of a brake and power consumption test of this electric vehicle that runs on tracks.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 3, 2016
Tesla moves towards compatible green technology

Tesla moves towards compatible green technology

It is no surprise that the Tesla - Solar City merger has been approved by investors. Elon Musk will combine his two co-founded companies after paying $2.6bn dollars for SolarCity in an all-stock transaction. The merger will be completed before the end of the year, and save the companies $150 million in costs in the first full year after closing.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 3, 2016
Panasonic view of the Tesla Gigafactory

Panasonic view of the Tesla Gigafactory

Panasonic is a $70 billion giant with strongly rising profitability and a place in the first division of battery manufacturers greatly boosted by its acquisition of Sanyo. It has shipped over 180 billion batteries since 1931.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 1, 2016
Short radius trucks go pure electric

Short radius trucks go pure electric

Pure electric short range trucks are rapidly becoming viable as they face much tougher local and global emissions regulations.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 29, 2016
Tesla gigafactory in context

Tesla gigafactory in context

Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman of analysts IDTechEx, was interviewed 27 July by BBC Television World News in a live program transmitted worldwide. The subject was the opening of the Tesla battery gigafactory billed as the world's largest factory building.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 28, 2016
Robotic agriculture: the battle between the big and the small

Robotic agriculture: the battle between the big and the small

Agricultural robotics can upend several commonly-held notions. Amongst them is the idea that big is better. In practise this has translated into ever larger and more powerful agricultural machinery. This makes sense because a big machine amplifies the capabilities of the skilled driver, dramatically boosting its productivity. This notion may however be about to experience a fundamental change. The reason is that the driver can now finally be taken totally out of the equation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 14, 2016
When will 48V mild hybrids become EVs?

When will 48V mild hybrids become EVs?

48V mild hybrids will start series production at many automotive manufacturers in 2017 with many others following shortly after.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 12, 2016
Searching for a fuel cell USP

Searching for a fuel cell USP

Toyota and Daimler presented at a recent IDTechEx conference on their fuel cell vehicle programs. A questioner asked them to reveal the unique selling proposition of fuel cell vehicles. They said there is no USP.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 29, 2016
Energy Storage Innovations USA 2016 conference debuts in November

Energy Storage Innovations USA 2016 conference debuts in November

Major focus is batteries with new form factors.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 22, 2016
Robotics is the future of agrochemicals business

Robotics is the future of agrochemicals business

Crop protection, chemicals and robotics at first appear totally unrelated, yet IDTechEx Research finds that steady improvements in agricultural robotics will, slowly but surely, fundamentally alter the crop protection chemicals business.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 12, 2016
Delivery robots in cities soon

Delivery robots in cities soon

Robot vehicles may give the insurance companies and car companies something to do when one robot taxi replaces 20 cars owned by private individuals as we move inexorably to 80% of people living in cities in 2050.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 18, 2016
Another EV maker goes full service green: IDTechEx analysis

Another EV maker goes full service green: IDTechEx analysis

Leo Motors Inc of Korea with the support of government officials of Henan, China, Leo Motors, Inc and Zhong Ji Well Parking System Co Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a joint venture company focused on battery production, electric boat business, and Connected Vehicle business based on Internet of Things platforms.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 11, 2016
Residential batteries: the story did not start with Tesla

Residential batteries: the story did not start with Tesla

Tesla is an eye-catching company active in clean energy applications - not only pure electric cars, but also home battery systems. With its launch of Tesla's Powerwall on April 30, 2015 and every progress update on its Gigafactory's building, Tesla has continue to fuel interest in home battery systems.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 3, 2016
Tesla moves towards compatible green technology

Tesla moves towards compatible green technology

It is no surprise that the Tesla - Solar City merger has been approved by investors. Elon Musk will combine his two co-founded companies after paying $2.6bn dollars for SolarCity in an all-stock transaction. The merger will be completed before the end of the year, and save the companies $150 million in costs in the first full year after closing.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 1, 2016
Short radius trucks go pure electric

Short radius trucks go pure electric

Pure electric short range trucks are rapidly becoming viable as they face much tougher local and global emissions regulations.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 25, 2016
Vibration energy harvesting: Where is the money?

Vibration energy harvesting: Where is the money?

Energy harvesting is off-grid production of electricity where it is needed using ambient energy such as wind, tide and waves or just vibration.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 14, 2016
Electric vehicles: next comes the melodrama

Electric vehicles: next comes the melodrama

Electric vehicles have gone from curiosity to being a frequent news item and, if you live in Norway or the Netherlands, something you see often. However, that is nothing compared to EVs shaking the foundations of society over the coming decade from robot agriculture and delivery to almost free travel in sunny countries and almost eliminating air pollution even in mining.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 11, 2016
Honda to use 3D printing to customise micro EVs

Honda to use 3D printing to customise micro EVs

At this year's CEATEC, Japan's largest consumer electronics show, Honda showed an example of its so-called Micro Commuter electric car with a body that's been constructed using additive manufacturing.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 27, 2016
Electric Smart car

Electric Smart car

Just ahead of the Paris Auto Show, Daimler officially presented its pure electric Smart ED models.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 13, 2016
Europe pulls ahead in 48V mild hybrid cars

Europe pulls ahead in 48V mild hybrid cars

Mild hybrid cars at 48V will first hit global markets in a big way in 2017.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 31, 2016
Changing dynamics of the electric car business

Changing dynamics of the electric car business

Barclays Equity Research in the UK surprised the car industry by forecasting a sharp drop in car sales when rental vehicles become more popular.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 16, 2016
Mercedes 48V mild hybrids from 2017

Mercedes 48V mild hybrids from 2017

As detailed in the IDTechEx report, Mild Hybrid 48V Vehicles 2016-2031, this option will become a huge business from 2017 as Ford, Hyundai, Bentley, Volkswagen, Audi, Geely and many others adopt them as the most cost-effective way of meeting 2025 and 2030 carbon dioxide emissions regulations while sharply improving economy - even improving performance in some respects.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 5, 2016
Bus that travels above traffic

Bus that travels above traffic

In August 2016, China Xinhua News reported that the Transit Elevated Bus has had its first road test in Qinhuangdao City. It consisted of a brake and power consumption test of this electric vehicle that runs on tracks.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 3, 2016
Panasonic view of the Tesla Gigafactory

Panasonic view of the Tesla Gigafactory

Panasonic is a $70 billion giant with strongly rising profitability and a place in the first division of battery manufacturers greatly boosted by its acquisition of Sanyo. It has shipped over 180 billion batteries since 1931.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 29, 2016
Tesla gigafactory in context

Tesla gigafactory in context

Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman of analysts IDTechEx, was interviewed 27 July by BBC Television World News in a live program transmitted worldwide. The subject was the opening of the Tesla battery gigafactory billed as the world's largest factory building.
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