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Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 29, 2017
The Big Family of Batteries

The Big Family of Batteries

Li-ion Batteries are the talk of town in the tech industry, but clarity on the subject is scarce, and very often the word "Battery" is used interchangeably to indicate those relying on the reversible shuttling of lithium ion (Li-ion batteries, or LIB), and many other different energy storage technologies that have little in common with each other.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 24, 2017
Composite materials for the automotive sector - who needs who more?

Composite materials for the automotive sector - who needs who more?

It is hard to avoid the topic of the automotive sector within the composite industry, but of late there has been a shift in the rhetoric from when the large uptake will happen to whether it will happen at all.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 17, 2017
Webinar Tuesday 28 November - Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles

Webinar Tuesday 28 November - Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 28 November titled Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 27, 2017
Electric Vehicles: Full 1.5 trillion dollar picture at last

Electric Vehicles: Full 1.5 trillion dollar picture at last

The "IDTechEx Show!" November 15-16 in Santa Clara, California brings the electric vehicle picture alive showing the Terrafugia flying car, a presentation by the most admired manufacturer of single propeller electric aircraft Bye Aerospace and a California State University talk on biomimetic aircraft.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 26, 2017
Drone delivery: publicity stunt or game changer in instant fulfilment?

Drone delivery: publicity stunt or game changer in instant fulfilment?

The idea of drone delivery sharply divides commentator opinion: some dismiss it as a mere publicity stunt whilst others consider it a game changer that will bring near instant product fulfilment to e-commerce, stripping traditional shops of their last major differentiator.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 18, 2017
Flexible Electronics: The Big Winner So Far in Printed Electronics

Flexible Electronics: The Big Winner So Far in Printed Electronics

Exploring the commercialization of flexible electronics, one of the key focus points of this year's Printed Electronics USA event on November 15-16 in Santa Clara, CA.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 17, 2017
Mobile warehouse and logistic robots: start-up scene is hot

Mobile warehouse and logistic robots: start-up scene is hot

In this article, we provide an overview explaining the major technology changes and market trends that underpin this growing interest. We will also consider how the future will look like, discussing the rapid rise and fall of multiple technologies.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 9, 2017
Swollen Apple Phones: More Trouble to Come

Swollen Apple Phones: More Trouble to Come

IDTechEx analysts have long warned that the leading lithium-ion battery manufacturers have been taking risks in their headlong redesigns to obtain higher energy and power density, lower cost per kWh and ironically better safety, for example from less-flammable and non-flammable electrolytes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 6, 2017
Lithium-ion Batteries - Raw Materials, to Gigafactories, and beyond

Lithium-ion Batteries - Raw Materials, to Gigafactories, and beyond

IDTechEx is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 17th October 2017 titled Lithium-ion Batteries - from Raw Materials, to Gigafactories, and beyond.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Trucking: a large attractive business to autonomize?

Trucking: a large attractive business to autonomize?

Trucking is a big business. In the US, trucking industry revenues are in excess of $726bn. No wonder then that autonomous trucking is a hot topic.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 29, 2017
Excellent first energy independent vehicle event

Excellent first energy independent vehicle event

The world's first conference on energy independent electric vehicles took place at the Technical University of Delft 27-28 September. It was well timed because many major new versions are about to hit the market addressing major global challenges.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 29, 2017
Deep learning: no escape even for agrochemicals

Deep learning: no escape even for agrochemicals

New robotics is already quietly transforming many aspects of agriculture, and the agrochemicals business is no exception. Here, intelligent and autonomous robots can enable ultraprecision agriculture, potentially changing the nature of the agrochemicals business.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 18, 2017
New Zealand leads world in zero emission renewable grid electricity

New Zealand leads world in zero emission renewable grid electricity

New Zealand leads the world in zero emission renewable grid electricity now at 85%. With a nice balance between geothermal, hydroelectric, unusually continuous wind power and some solar, the country has less intermittency of green power than most.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 15, 2017
Energy independent electric vehicles: amazing new developments

Energy independent electric vehicles: amazing new developments

As the world's first conference on Energy Independent Electric Vehicles approaches on September 27-28 in the Technical University of Delft Netherlands, key players, all of whom are speaking at the event, have been announcing some remarkable new developments.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 14, 2017
Chinese rescue another electric laggard: Fiat Chrysler?

Chinese rescue another electric laggard: Fiat Chrysler?

Analyst IDTechEx has long appraised the auto industry as consisting of those leading the move to pure electric powertrains such as Tesla, Renault + Nissan, Yutong and BYD of China, those only recently giving it major emphasis such as Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen (under duress) and Daimler and those almost in denial such as Fiat Chrysler, Mazda and Suzuki, their pure electric activity being more of a gesture than a serious activity.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Make Electricity Where You Need It

Make Electricity Where You Need It

While grid load from electric vehicles is expected to rise in the near future. Engineers are already looking for solutions to make electric vehicles function independently of the grid.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 13, 2017
Mobile robotics: forklifts will never be the same again?

Mobile robotics: forklifts will never be the same again?

Robotic technology will transform the forklift industry, causing a colossal transfer of value from human-provided driving services, towards spending on autonomous industrial material handling machines, thus fuelling an industry revenue boom far exceeding recent growth trends.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 12, 2017
Goodbye roadside charging stations

Goodbye roadside charging stations

Once we had rows of ugly stalks along the roadside that took your coins for parking - or more often failed to take your coins for parking. Unloved, they have now largely gone and no one mourns their passing. Unfortunately, in
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 11, 2017
Mobile electrics at watts to kilowatts without batteries

Mobile electrics at watts to kilowatts without batteries

Battery elimination, indeed elimination of all energy storage, is moving to even higher power, from electronics to electrical engineering
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 6, 2017
Autonomous mobility: disrupting last mile delivery using mobile robots

Autonomous mobility: disrupting last mile delivery using mobile robots

Last mile delivery remains an expensive affair in the parcel delivery business, often representing more than half of the total cost. Its importance is also growing thanks to a change in the composition of total deliveries with B2C deliveries rapidly taking on a bigger share.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 29, 2017
The Big Family of Batteries

The Big Family of Batteries

Li-ion Batteries are the talk of town in the tech industry, but clarity on the subject is scarce, and very often the word "Battery" is used interchangeably to indicate those relying on the reversible shuttling of lithium ion (Li-ion batteries, or LIB), and many other different energy storage technologies that have little in common with each other.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 17, 2017
Webinar Tuesday 28 November - Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles

Webinar Tuesday 28 November - Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 28 November titled Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 26, 2017
Drone delivery: publicity stunt or game changer in instant fulfilment?

Drone delivery: publicity stunt or game changer in instant fulfilment?

The idea of drone delivery sharply divides commentator opinion: some dismiss it as a mere publicity stunt whilst others consider it a game changer that will bring near instant product fulfilment to e-commerce, stripping traditional shops of their last major differentiator.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 17, 2017
Mobile warehouse and logistic robots: start-up scene is hot

Mobile warehouse and logistic robots: start-up scene is hot

In this article, we provide an overview explaining the major technology changes and market trends that underpin this growing interest. We will also consider how the future will look like, discussing the rapid rise and fall of multiple technologies.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 6, 2017
Lithium-ion Batteries - Raw Materials, to Gigafactories, and beyond

Lithium-ion Batteries - Raw Materials, to Gigafactories, and beyond

IDTechEx is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 17th October 2017 titled Lithium-ion Batteries - from Raw Materials, to Gigafactories, and beyond.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 29, 2017
Excellent first energy independent vehicle event

Excellent first energy independent vehicle event

The world's first conference on energy independent electric vehicles took place at the Technical University of Delft 27-28 September. It was well timed because many major new versions are about to hit the market addressing major global challenges.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 18, 2017
New Zealand leads world in zero emission renewable grid electricity

New Zealand leads world in zero emission renewable grid electricity

New Zealand leads the world in zero emission renewable grid electricity now at 85%. With a nice balance between geothermal, hydroelectric, unusually continuous wind power and some solar, the country has less intermittency of green power than most.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 14, 2017
Chinese rescue another electric laggard: Fiat Chrysler?

Chinese rescue another electric laggard: Fiat Chrysler?

Analyst IDTechEx has long appraised the auto industry as consisting of those leading the move to pure electric powertrains such as Tesla, Renault + Nissan, Yutong and BYD of China, those only recently giving it major emphasis such as Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen (under duress) and Daimler and those almost in denial such as Fiat Chrysler, Mazda and Suzuki, their pure electric activity being more of a gesture than a serious activity.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 13, 2017
Mobile robotics: forklifts will never be the same again?

Mobile robotics: forklifts will never be the same again?

Robotic technology will transform the forklift industry, causing a colossal transfer of value from human-provided driving services, towards spending on autonomous industrial material handling machines, thus fuelling an industry revenue boom far exceeding recent growth trends.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 11, 2017
Mobile electrics at watts to kilowatts without batteries

Mobile electrics at watts to kilowatts without batteries

Battery elimination, indeed elimination of all energy storage, is moving to even higher power, from electronics to electrical engineering
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 24, 2017
Composite materials for the automotive sector - who needs who more?

Composite materials for the automotive sector - who needs who more?

It is hard to avoid the topic of the automotive sector within the composite industry, but of late there has been a shift in the rhetoric from when the large uptake will happen to whether it will happen at all.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 27, 2017
Electric Vehicles: Full 1.5 trillion dollar picture at last

Electric Vehicles: Full 1.5 trillion dollar picture at last

The "IDTechEx Show!" November 15-16 in Santa Clara, California brings the electric vehicle picture alive showing the Terrafugia flying car, a presentation by the most admired manufacturer of single propeller electric aircraft Bye Aerospace and a California State University talk on biomimetic aircraft.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 18, 2017
Flexible Electronics: The Big Winner So Far in Printed Electronics

Flexible Electronics: The Big Winner So Far in Printed Electronics

Exploring the commercialization of flexible electronics, one of the key focus points of this year's Printed Electronics USA event on November 15-16 in Santa Clara, CA.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 9, 2017
Swollen Apple Phones: More Trouble to Come

Swollen Apple Phones: More Trouble to Come

IDTechEx analysts have long warned that the leading lithium-ion battery manufacturers have been taking risks in their headlong redesigns to obtain higher energy and power density, lower cost per kWh and ironically better safety, for example from less-flammable and non-flammable electrolytes.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Trucking: a large attractive business to autonomize?

Trucking: a large attractive business to autonomize?

Trucking is a big business. In the US, trucking industry revenues are in excess of $726bn. No wonder then that autonomous trucking is a hot topic.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 29, 2017
Deep learning: no escape even for agrochemicals

Deep learning: no escape even for agrochemicals

New robotics is already quietly transforming many aspects of agriculture, and the agrochemicals business is no exception. Here, intelligent and autonomous robots can enable ultraprecision agriculture, potentially changing the nature of the agrochemicals business.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 15, 2017
Energy independent electric vehicles: amazing new developments

Energy independent electric vehicles: amazing new developments

As the world's first conference on Energy Independent Electric Vehicles approaches on September 27-28 in the Technical University of Delft Netherlands, key players, all of whom are speaking at the event, have been announcing some remarkable new developments.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Make Electricity Where You Need It

Make Electricity Where You Need It

While grid load from electric vehicles is expected to rise in the near future. Engineers are already looking for solutions to make electric vehicles function independently of the grid.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 12, 2017
Goodbye roadside charging stations

Goodbye roadside charging stations

Once we had rows of ugly stalks along the roadside that took your coins for parking - or more often failed to take your coins for parking. Unloved, they have now largely gone and no one mourns their passing. Unfortunately, in
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 6, 2017
Autonomous mobility: disrupting last mile delivery using mobile robots

Autonomous mobility: disrupting last mile delivery using mobile robots

Last mile delivery remains an expensive affair in the parcel delivery business, often representing more than half of the total cost. Its importance is also growing thanks to a change in the composition of total deliveries with B2C deliveries rapidly taking on a bigger share.
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