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Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 16, 2019
Toyota and Kenworth collaborate to develop zero emission trucks

Toyota and Kenworth collaborate to develop zero emission trucks

Kenworth Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America are collaborating to develop 10 zero-emission Kenworth T680s powered by Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 15, 2019
2D materials may enable EVs to get 500 miles on a single charge

2D materials may enable EVs to get 500 miles on a single charge

Lithium-air batteries, which currently are still in the experimental stages of development, can store 10 times more energy than lithium-ion batteries, and they are much lighter. That said, lithium-air batteries could be even more efficient and provide more charge with the incorporation of advanced catalysts made from two-dimensional materials.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers

Electric school buses: a new $1bn battery and $0.4 bn motor market?

IDTechEx Chairman, Dr Peter Harrop, discusses the rise of electric school buses with a focus on China and America
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 14, 2019
Walking car concept future of first responder industry

Walking car concept future of first responder industry

The need for efficient, rapid, resilient transportation for disaster assistance is what led Hyundai to develop the first-ever vehicle with moveable legs. Elevate is the first Ultimate Mobility Vehicle blending technology found in electric cars and robots, which allows it to traverse terrain beyond the limitations of even the most capable off-road vehicle.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 11, 2019
FCA US reaches settlements on emissions requirements

FCA US reaches settlements on emissions requirements

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that its wholly owned subsidiary FCA US LLC has reached final settlements on civil, environmental and consumer claims with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice, the California Air Resources Board, the State of California, 49 other States and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agreeing to pay approximately $400 million in civil penalties to resolve differences over diesel emissions requirements.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 10, 2019
Snackbots head to college

Snackbots head to college

The friendliest new freshman arrives on campus stocked with snacks and beverages. Meet snackbot, the outdoor, self-driving robot bringing enticing snacks and beverages from Hello Goodness, a curated portfolio of better-for-you brands from PepsiCo, to hungry college students.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 9, 2019
Geely Auto and CATL form JV for new energy vehicle batteries

Geely Auto and CATL form JV for new energy vehicle batteries

Geely Auto and Contemporary Amperex Technology announced they have reached agreement to form a joint venture company to produce and develop vehicle batteries for new energy vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 9, 2019
Self driving cars deliver groceries and take out

Self driving cars deliver groceries and take out

DoorDash announce their partnership with General Motors' Cruise Automation, starting in March 2019, DoorDash and Cruise will test the first food deliveries using autonomous vehicles in San Francisco.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 8, 2019
Daimler Trucks invests half a billion Euros in highly automated trucks

Daimler Trucks invests half a billion Euros in highly automated trucks

Daimler Trucks announced that it will invest EUR 500 million over the next years and create more than 200 new jobs in its global push to bring highly automated trucks (SAE level 4) to the road within a decade.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers

How Many Car Makers Will Go Under?

The car makers are headed for trouble. IDTechEx Chairman Dr Peter Harrop discusses why.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 7, 2019
Rolls Royce aiming for world's fastest electric airplane

Rolls Royce aiming for world's fastest electric airplane

Inside a bustling hangar bay at the far end of Gloucestershire airport in South West England, a team of British engineers, designers, and data specialists recruited from across Rolls-Royce and beyond have set out to make history. They're building a high-performance electric aeroplane unlike anything the world has ever seen.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 4, 2019
Off Road Electric Vehicles Prosper While On-Road Hits Trouble

Off Road Electric Vehicles Prosper While On-Road Hits Trouble

The on-road electric vehicle industry knows it is headed for a vicious fight to the death as the biggest category, private cars, collapses due to people moving to cities and nothing compensates for saturation of the Chinese electric bus market. In contrast, off-road EVs will be prosperous growth markets.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 3, 2019
Sea Machines raises $10 million

Sea Machines raises $10 million

Sea Machines Robotics announced that it has closed a $10 million Series A investment.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 2, 2019
Volkswagen first glimpse of mobile charging station

Volkswagen first glimpse of mobile charging station

Volkswagen is offering a glimpse of the company's future mobile quick charging station. It can be set up flexibly and independent of the power supply wherever it is needed: for example, in public parking lots in the city, on company premises, or as a temporary charging point at large-scale events.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 1, 2019
California transitioning to all-electric public bus fleet by 2040

California transitioning to all-electric public bus fleet by 2040

The California Air Resources Board approved a first-of-its-kind regulation in the United States that sets a statewide goal for public transit agencies to gradually transition to 100 percent zero-emission bus fleets by 2040.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 31, 2018
Smart charging keeps power grid from overloading

Smart charging keeps power grid from overloading

Smart charging electric cars with a dynamic price mechanism may play an important part to help keep the power grid from overloading.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 31, 2018
World-first autonomous trains deployed

World-first autonomous trains deployed

Rio Tinto has successfully deployed AutoHaul, establishing the world's largest robot and first automated heavy-haul, long distance rail network.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 27, 2018
E.ON makes a strategic investment in Virta

E.ON makes a strategic investment in Virta

Earlier this year Virta and E.ON signed a global operational agreement to make thousands of intelligent E.ON charging stations available to electric vehicle users across Europe in ten countries. The cooperation creates one of the largest and densest charging networks in Europe, where the E.ON electric vehicle charging infrastructure is powered by the Virta platform.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 26, 2018
Honda autonomous work vehicle

Honda autonomous work vehicle

Honda will be seeking potential business and technology partners for its prototype off-road vehicle, the Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 24, 2018
Unmanned delivery service launched in Arizona

Unmanned delivery service launched in Arizona

Nuro has launched the first-ever unmanned delivery service for the general public. People in Scottsdale, Arizona can now have their groceries delivered by the R1, a self-driving, unmanned on-road vehicle.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 16, 2019
Toyota and Kenworth collaborate to develop zero emission trucks

Toyota and Kenworth collaborate to develop zero emission trucks

Kenworth Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America are collaborating to develop 10 zero-emission Kenworth T680s powered by Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers

Electric school buses: a new $1bn battery and $0.4 bn motor market?

IDTechEx Chairman, Dr Peter Harrop, discusses the rise of electric school buses with a focus on China and America
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 11, 2019
FCA US reaches settlements on emissions requirements

FCA US reaches settlements on emissions requirements

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that its wholly owned subsidiary FCA US LLC has reached final settlements on civil, environmental and consumer claims with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice, the California Air Resources Board, the State of California, 49 other States and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agreeing to pay approximately $400 million in civil penalties to resolve differences over diesel emissions requirements.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 9, 2019
Geely Auto and CATL form JV for new energy vehicle batteries

Geely Auto and CATL form JV for new energy vehicle batteries

Geely Auto and Contemporary Amperex Technology announced they have reached agreement to form a joint venture company to produce and develop vehicle batteries for new energy vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 8, 2019
Daimler Trucks invests half a billion Euros in highly automated trucks

Daimler Trucks invests half a billion Euros in highly automated trucks

Daimler Trucks announced that it will invest EUR 500 million over the next years and create more than 200 new jobs in its global push to bring highly automated trucks (SAE level 4) to the road within a decade.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 7, 2019
Rolls Royce aiming for world's fastest electric airplane

Rolls Royce aiming for world's fastest electric airplane

Inside a bustling hangar bay at the far end of Gloucestershire airport in South West England, a team of British engineers, designers, and data specialists recruited from across Rolls-Royce and beyond have set out to make history. They're building a high-performance electric aeroplane unlike anything the world has ever seen.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 3, 2019
Sea Machines raises $10 million

Sea Machines raises $10 million

Sea Machines Robotics announced that it has closed a $10 million Series A investment.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 1, 2019
California transitioning to all-electric public bus fleet by 2040

California transitioning to all-electric public bus fleet by 2040

The California Air Resources Board approved a first-of-its-kind regulation in the United States that sets a statewide goal for public transit agencies to gradually transition to 100 percent zero-emission bus fleets by 2040.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 31, 2018
World-first autonomous trains deployed

World-first autonomous trains deployed

Rio Tinto has successfully deployed AutoHaul, establishing the world's largest robot and first automated heavy-haul, long distance rail network.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 26, 2018
Honda autonomous work vehicle

Honda autonomous work vehicle

Honda will be seeking potential business and technology partners for its prototype off-road vehicle, the Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 15, 2019
2D materials may enable EVs to get 500 miles on a single charge

2D materials may enable EVs to get 500 miles on a single charge

Lithium-air batteries, which currently are still in the experimental stages of development, can store 10 times more energy than lithium-ion batteries, and they are much lighter. That said, lithium-air batteries could be even more efficient and provide more charge with the incorporation of advanced catalysts made from two-dimensional materials.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 14, 2019
Walking car concept future of first responder industry

Walking car concept future of first responder industry

The need for efficient, rapid, resilient transportation for disaster assistance is what led Hyundai to develop the first-ever vehicle with moveable legs. Elevate is the first Ultimate Mobility Vehicle blending technology found in electric cars and robots, which allows it to traverse terrain beyond the limitations of even the most capable off-road vehicle.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 10, 2019
Snackbots head to college

Snackbots head to college

The friendliest new freshman arrives on campus stocked with snacks and beverages. Meet snackbot, the outdoor, self-driving robot bringing enticing snacks and beverages from Hello Goodness, a curated portfolio of better-for-you brands from PepsiCo, to hungry college students.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 9, 2019
Self driving cars deliver groceries and take out

Self driving cars deliver groceries and take out

DoorDash announce their partnership with General Motors' Cruise Automation, starting in March 2019, DoorDash and Cruise will test the first food deliveries using autonomous vehicles in San Francisco.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers

How Many Car Makers Will Go Under?

The car makers are headed for trouble. IDTechEx Chairman Dr Peter Harrop discusses why.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 4, 2019
Off Road Electric Vehicles Prosper While On-Road Hits Trouble

Off Road Electric Vehicles Prosper While On-Road Hits Trouble

The on-road electric vehicle industry knows it is headed for a vicious fight to the death as the biggest category, private cars, collapses due to people moving to cities and nothing compensates for saturation of the Chinese electric bus market. In contrast, off-road EVs will be prosperous growth markets.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 2, 2019
Volkswagen first glimpse of mobile charging station

Volkswagen first glimpse of mobile charging station

Volkswagen is offering a glimpse of the company's future mobile quick charging station. It can be set up flexibly and independent of the power supply wherever it is needed: for example, in public parking lots in the city, on company premises, or as a temporary charging point at large-scale events.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 31, 2018
Smart charging keeps power grid from overloading

Smart charging keeps power grid from overloading

Smart charging electric cars with a dynamic price mechanism may play an important part to help keep the power grid from overloading.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 27, 2018
E.ON makes a strategic investment in Virta

E.ON makes a strategic investment in Virta

Earlier this year Virta and E.ON signed a global operational agreement to make thousands of intelligent E.ON charging stations available to electric vehicle users across Europe in ten countries. The cooperation creates one of the largest and densest charging networks in Europe, where the E.ON electric vehicle charging infrastructure is powered by the Virta platform.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 24, 2018
Unmanned delivery service launched in Arizona

Unmanned delivery service launched in Arizona

Nuro has launched the first-ever unmanned delivery service for the general public. People in Scottsdale, Arizona can now have their groceries delivered by the R1, a self-driving, unmanned on-road vehicle.