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Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 2, 2018
Toyota to supply its hydrogen technology to Caetanobus SA

Toyota to supply its hydrogen technology to Caetanobus SA

Toyota has taken another important step towards a broader hydrogen society by announcing that it will provide its hydrogen fuel cell technology to Caetanobus SA in Portugal.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 1, 2018
Porsche drops diesel

Porsche drops diesel

Porsche has always matched its product range to its customers' requirements and the pursuit of technological excellence. That is why the sports car manufacturer is intensifying its activities in the areas of hybrid technology and electromobility and will, in future, no longer offer vehicles with diesel propulsion.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 28, 2018
The state of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure

The state of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure

The global electric vehicle population reached 3 million units at the end of 2017, which represents approximately 0.23% of the global vehicle population. Electric vehicle producers have responded to consumer's range anxiety by increasing the available range per charge in their vehicles to more than 200 miles. However ultimately the deployment of electric vehicles will depend on the deployment of ubiquitous chargers.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 28, 2018
Will battery second life have an impact on recycling?

Will battery second life have an impact on recycling?

2018 is regarded as the beginning year for battery recycling as the first batch of batteries are gradually coming out of electric vehicles. Umicore has recently announced their investment plan in ramping up battery recycling capacity in preparation for the boom of spent EV batteries. By 2018, we will already have around 33,000 retired electric vehicle battery packs (including electric passenger cars and buses) which amounts to around 1GWh storage capacity.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 28, 2018
Sustainable Aviation Progressing Rapidly

Sustainable Aviation Progressing Rapidly

The end game of aircraft is energy independent electric aircraft as detailed in our reports on energy independent electric vehicles and unmanned pure electric aircraft.
External Company Press Release
Maxxis gets huge e.GO boost with European partnership

Maxxis gets huge e.GO boost with European partnership

Maxxis has announced that it is joining forces with German electric carmaker e.GO. The strategic partnership will see Maxxis create tyres for the manufacturer's future models, using its considerable expertise and resources to deliver products that can ensure a smooth and safe ride for drivers of the innovative vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 27, 2018
China Tower can 'absorb' 2 million retired electric vehicle batteries

China Tower can 'absorb' 2 million retired electric vehicle batteries

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China has recently announced the pilot program of recycling and second use of retired electric vehicle batteries in 17 major regions and cities. China Tower, the world's biggest operator of telecommunication towers, is included as the only company in the pilot program to develop key technologies, explore business models and help establish standards related to second-life batteries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 27, 2018
World's first fleet of fuel cell electric trucks coming into operation

World's first fleet of fuel cell electric trucks coming into operation

Beginning in 2019 and over a five year period Hyundai Motor and H2 Energy will provide 1,000 heavy-duty fuel cell electric trucks and an adequate supply chain for renewable hydrogen.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 26, 2018
Will second-life batteries need to compete with new batteries?

Will second-life batteries need to compete with new batteries?

Hyundai Motor Group has recently announced a commercial partnership with energy company Wärtsilä to utilize second-life electric vehicle batteries for stationary energy storage at both commercial and utility scales. This is not the first piece of news that automotive companies are trying to give a second life to their retired EV batteries as major EV manufactures including Nissan, Renault, BMW, Daimler, BYD etc. have announced various battery second use projects around the world.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 26, 2018
Watermelons with ionic liquids rival batteries?

Watermelons with ionic liquids rival batteries?

Development of supercapacitors with high energy density and long cycle life using sustainable materials for next-generation applications is of paramount importance. The ongoing challenge is to elevate the energy density of supercapacitors on par with batteries, while upholding the power and cyclability.
External Company Press Release
Virta EV charging platform awarded best energy product brand

Virta EV charging platform awarded best energy product brand

Virta - a Finnish electric vehicle charging service provider - has been awarded at the global CHARGE Energy Branding Awards for the Best Energy Product Brand. The forerunner company offers a digital platform for connecting energy and mobility services.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 25, 2018
IKEA Group commits to zero emissions targets for home delivery

IKEA Group commits to zero emissions targets for home delivery

IKEA Group takes the next step towards reaching 100% zero emissions home deliveries by announcing an accelerated timeline for transitioning to EV in five major inner cities - Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and Shanghai - by 2020.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 25, 2018
All EV batteries born after August 2018 in China will have unique IDs

All EV batteries born after August 2018 in China will have unique IDs

The end-of-life issue of electric vehicle batteries is a key topic in the sustainability of EVs. By 2029, there will be 3 million used battery packs coming out of EVs per year which amounts to around 108GWh available storage capacity (see the IDTechEx's latest report on Second-life Electric Vehicle Batteries). What will happen to this huge amount of retired car batteries?
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 24, 2018
World's first hydrogen fuel cell train

World's first hydrogen fuel cell train

The Coradia iLint, built by Alstom in Salzgitter, Germany, is equipped with fuel cells which convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, thus eliminating pollutant emissions related to propulsion. From 17 September onwards, two such trains will enter commercial service according to a fixed timetable in Lower Saxony.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 21, 2018
Drones 2018-2038: Components, Technologies, Roadmaps, Market Forecasts

Drones 2018-2038: Components, Technologies, Roadmaps, Market Forecasts

The new report from IDTechEx Research, Drones 2018-2038: Components, Technologies, Roadmaps, Market Forecasts, provides a comprehensive analysis of the drone market, considering components, technologies, application roadmaps and markets.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 21, 2018
Smart Materials Replace Components in a Box:Billion Dollar Opportunity

Smart Materials Replace Components in a Box:Billion Dollar Opportunity

It is a technological megatrend providing billion dollar business opportunities. The unique new IDTechEx Research report "Smart Materials as Structural Electronics and Electrics 2019-2029" explains how structural materials can be electronically, electrically, mechanically, magnetically and optically smart nowadays.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 21, 2018
World's largest deal for driverless grocery deliveries

World's largest deal for driverless grocery deliveries

The agreement, which will see udelv supply supermarkets like Uptown Grocery, Buy For Less, Buy For Less Super Mercado and Smart Saver with an initial 10 customized cargo vans to service online deliveries in the OKC metro area, is the largest ADV deal in the world to date.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
TactoTek and Structural Electronics

TactoTek and Structural Electronics

This article concerns TactoTek in Oulu Finland and how its technologies can scale up and create billion dollar businesses.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 20, 2018
All-electric Mercedes-Benz truck for heavy-duty distribution

All-electric Mercedes-Benz truck for heavy-duty distribution

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is starting practical trials for its all-electric heavy-duty eActros truck. The retail and logistics service provider Hermes is the first of 20 customers in different sectors who will integrate the electric truck into their fleets. Each customer will use a near-series 18 or 25-tonner in their normal operations for one year to test it for day-to-day suitability.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Highlights from the Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) 2018

Highlights from the Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) 2018

Key areas discussed and displayed at the LCV event include the battery, powertrain, lightweighting, autonomous driving and electric vehicle charging, from not only the technology but also business model and policy perspectives.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 2, 2018
Toyota to supply its hydrogen technology to Caetanobus SA

Toyota to supply its hydrogen technology to Caetanobus SA

Toyota has taken another important step towards a broader hydrogen society by announcing that it will provide its hydrogen fuel cell technology to Caetanobus SA in Portugal.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 28, 2018
The state of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure

The state of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure

The global electric vehicle population reached 3 million units at the end of 2017, which represents approximately 0.23% of the global vehicle population. Electric vehicle producers have responded to consumer's range anxiety by increasing the available range per charge in their vehicles to more than 200 miles. However ultimately the deployment of electric vehicles will depend on the deployment of ubiquitous chargers.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 28, 2018
Sustainable Aviation Progressing Rapidly

Sustainable Aviation Progressing Rapidly

The end game of aircraft is energy independent electric aircraft as detailed in our reports on energy independent electric vehicles and unmanned pure electric aircraft.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 27, 2018
China Tower can 'absorb' 2 million retired electric vehicle batteries

China Tower can 'absorb' 2 million retired electric vehicle batteries

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China has recently announced the pilot program of recycling and second use of retired electric vehicle batteries in 17 major regions and cities. China Tower, the world's biggest operator of telecommunication towers, is included as the only company in the pilot program to develop key technologies, explore business models and help establish standards related to second-life batteries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 26, 2018
Will second-life batteries need to compete with new batteries?

Will second-life batteries need to compete with new batteries?

Hyundai Motor Group has recently announced a commercial partnership with energy company Wärtsilä to utilize second-life electric vehicle batteries for stationary energy storage at both commercial and utility scales. This is not the first piece of news that automotive companies are trying to give a second life to their retired EV batteries as major EV manufactures including Nissan, Renault, BMW, Daimler, BYD etc. have announced various battery second use projects around the world.
External Company Press Release
Virta EV charging platform awarded best energy product brand

Virta EV charging platform awarded best energy product brand

Virta - a Finnish electric vehicle charging service provider - has been awarded at the global CHARGE Energy Branding Awards for the Best Energy Product Brand. The forerunner company offers a digital platform for connecting energy and mobility services.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 25, 2018
All EV batteries born after August 2018 in China will have unique IDs

All EV batteries born after August 2018 in China will have unique IDs

The end-of-life issue of electric vehicle batteries is a key topic in the sustainability of EVs. By 2029, there will be 3 million used battery packs coming out of EVs per year which amounts to around 108GWh available storage capacity (see the IDTechEx's latest report on Second-life Electric Vehicle Batteries). What will happen to this huge amount of retired car batteries?
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 21, 2018
Drones 2018-2038: Components, Technologies, Roadmaps, Market Forecasts

Drones 2018-2038: Components, Technologies, Roadmaps, Market Forecasts

The new report from IDTechEx Research, Drones 2018-2038: Components, Technologies, Roadmaps, Market Forecasts, provides a comprehensive analysis of the drone market, considering components, technologies, application roadmaps and markets.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 21, 2018
World's largest deal for driverless grocery deliveries

World's largest deal for driverless grocery deliveries

The agreement, which will see udelv supply supermarkets like Uptown Grocery, Buy For Less, Buy For Less Super Mercado and Smart Saver with an initial 10 customized cargo vans to service online deliveries in the OKC metro area, is the largest ADV deal in the world to date.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 20, 2018
All-electric Mercedes-Benz truck for heavy-duty distribution

All-electric Mercedes-Benz truck for heavy-duty distribution

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is starting practical trials for its all-electric heavy-duty eActros truck. The retail and logistics service provider Hermes is the first of 20 customers in different sectors who will integrate the electric truck into their fleets. Each customer will use a near-series 18 or 25-tonner in their normal operations for one year to test it for day-to-day suitability.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 1, 2018
Porsche drops diesel

Porsche drops diesel

Porsche has always matched its product range to its customers' requirements and the pursuit of technological excellence. That is why the sports car manufacturer is intensifying its activities in the areas of hybrid technology and electromobility and will, in future, no longer offer vehicles with diesel propulsion.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 28, 2018
Will battery second life have an impact on recycling?

Will battery second life have an impact on recycling?

2018 is regarded as the beginning year for battery recycling as the first batch of batteries are gradually coming out of electric vehicles. Umicore has recently announced their investment plan in ramping up battery recycling capacity in preparation for the boom of spent EV batteries. By 2018, we will already have around 33,000 retired electric vehicle battery packs (including electric passenger cars and buses) which amounts to around 1GWh storage capacity.
External Company Press Release
Maxxis gets huge e.GO boost with European partnership

Maxxis gets huge e.GO boost with European partnership

Maxxis has announced that it is joining forces with German electric carmaker e.GO. The strategic partnership will see Maxxis create tyres for the manufacturer's future models, using its considerable expertise and resources to deliver products that can ensure a smooth and safe ride for drivers of the innovative vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 27, 2018
World's first fleet of fuel cell electric trucks coming into operation

World's first fleet of fuel cell electric trucks coming into operation

Beginning in 2019 and over a five year period Hyundai Motor and H2 Energy will provide 1,000 heavy-duty fuel cell electric trucks and an adequate supply chain for renewable hydrogen.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 26, 2018
Watermelons with ionic liquids rival batteries?

Watermelons with ionic liquids rival batteries?

Development of supercapacitors with high energy density and long cycle life using sustainable materials for next-generation applications is of paramount importance. The ongoing challenge is to elevate the energy density of supercapacitors on par with batteries, while upholding the power and cyclability.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 25, 2018
IKEA Group commits to zero emissions targets for home delivery

IKEA Group commits to zero emissions targets for home delivery

IKEA Group takes the next step towards reaching 100% zero emissions home deliveries by announcing an accelerated timeline for transitioning to EV in five major inner cities - Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and Shanghai - by 2020.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 24, 2018
World's first hydrogen fuel cell train

World's first hydrogen fuel cell train

The Coradia iLint, built by Alstom in Salzgitter, Germany, is equipped with fuel cells which convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, thus eliminating pollutant emissions related to propulsion. From 17 September onwards, two such trains will enter commercial service according to a fixed timetable in Lower Saxony.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 21, 2018
Smart Materials Replace Components in a Box:Billion Dollar Opportunity

Smart Materials Replace Components in a Box:Billion Dollar Opportunity

It is a technological megatrend providing billion dollar business opportunities. The unique new IDTechEx Research report "Smart Materials as Structural Electronics and Electrics 2019-2029" explains how structural materials can be electronically, electrically, mechanically, magnetically and optically smart nowadays.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
TactoTek and Structural Electronics

TactoTek and Structural Electronics

This article concerns TactoTek in Oulu Finland and how its technologies can scale up and create billion dollar businesses.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Highlights from the Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) 2018

Highlights from the Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) 2018

Key areas discussed and displayed at the LCV event include the battery, powertrain, lightweighting, autonomous driving and electric vehicle charging, from not only the technology but also business model and policy perspectives.
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