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Electric Buses: Market and Technology Appraisal May 2019

There is a crossroads in the electric bus business.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 30, 2019
New Flyer achieves 350 miles of zero-emission range

New Flyer achieves 350 miles of zero-emission range

New Flyer of America Inc achieved 350-miles of zero-emission range with a New Flyer forty-foot, heavy-duty fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ bus. These results exceeded the 300-mile range performance target by 17 percent without refueling.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 29, 2019
New solar product to enable flying cell phone towers

New solar product to enable flying cell phone towers

Record solar cell efficiency combined with specialized packaging and integration creates first-ever dedicated solution designed to fly at 60,000 feet for years at a time.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 26, 2019
IDTechEx TVWing becomes first certified Air Carrier for drones in the US

Wing becomes first certified Air Carrier for drones in the US

Wing has achieved a significant milestone, becoming the first drone delivery company to receive Air Carrier Certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration. This is an important step for the FAA and the drone industry in the United States; the result of years of work to safely integrate drones into the national airspace.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 25, 2019
Rivian announces $500 million investment from Ford

Rivian announces $500 million investment from Ford

Rivian has announced an equity investment of $500 million from Ford Motor Company. In addition to the investment, the companies have agreed to work together to develop an all-new, next-generation battery electric vehicle for Ford's growing EV portfolio using Rivian's skateboard platform.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 24, 2019
Electric Vehicles Enter Phase of Fastest Growth

Electric Vehicles Enter Phase of Fastest Growth

Like most other new products, electric vehicles sell in an S curve of a slow start with over supply.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 24, 2019
Zero-emission trucking takes another leap forward

Zero-emission trucking takes another leap forward

Toyota, Kenworth, the Port of Los Angeles and the California Air Resources Board took the next great leap towards the future of zero-emission trucking, unveiling the first of Toyota and Kenworth's jointly developed fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers

EVs: Update on lightweighting, thermal management, & safety solutions

IDTechEx have outlined some advancements in thermal management solutions and material opportunities in previous articles. This article will look to capture some additional information and provide an update on some of those hidden material opportunities.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers

Market Needs Move Against Lithium-Ion Batteries

In this article IDTechEx Research revisit a topic we have touched on before. We consider changes in need that are catching the lithium-ion battery industry wrong-footed.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 23, 2019
Electric van for Sainsbury's green grocery deliveries

Electric van for Sainsbury's green grocery deliveries

Sainsbury's latest recruit is in action - Evie, the zero emission electric van will be on the roads delivering online grocery orders to customers across central and east London.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 22, 2019
Electric forecourt network announced for the UK

Electric forecourt network announced for the UK

GRIDSERVE has announced its plans to build a network of Electric Forecourts to be deployed across the UK, providing reasonably priced ultra-fast charging - most vehicles will be able to charge fully in less than 30 minutes - as well as customer facilities.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 19, 2019
Toyota brand battery electric vehicles for China

Toyota brand battery electric vehicles for China

Toyota premiered its C-HR and IZOA battery electric vehicles, the C-HR and IZOA will be the first battery electric vehicles to launch in China under the Toyota brand. Sales on the new models are slated to start from 2020.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 19, 2019
Partners to develop solid state batteries for future electric vehicles

Partners to develop solid state batteries for future electric vehicles

Solid Power is teaming up with Ford Motor Company to develop all solid-state batteries for next-generation electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 18, 2019
Dynamic electric road system to be built in Sweden

Dynamic electric road system to be built in Sweden

The Swedish Transport Administration announced the pre-commercial procurement results for the electric road system tender.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 18, 2019
Mercedes-Benz lays foundation for battery factory, Untert├╝rkheim site

Mercedes-Benz lays foundation for battery factory, Untertürkheim site

With the symbolic foundation laying ceremony for the first battery factory, the Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant is advancing its transformation into a high-tech location for electric mobility.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers

Composites: Highlights from JEC World 2019

JEC World continues to be the premier annual event for composites. This premium article from IDTechEx Research highlights the key takeaways from this event.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 17, 2019
Conductive ink: automotive industry a significant growth opportunity

Conductive ink: automotive industry a significant growth opportunity

The automotive industry has emerged as a significant market opportunity for suppliers of conductive pastes and similar materials. It has the potential to one day rival in significance the irreplaceable photovoltaic market. Almost every major paste supplier with a global profile is re-organising its team and its product portfolio to capture this rising trend.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers

Making Waves: From Automotive to Marine

Why new CO2 targets and global sulphur limitations will be a win for battery demand in ships.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 16, 2019
Audi reveals AI:ME autonomous vehicle

Audi reveals AI:ME autonomous vehicle

The Audi AI:ME, offers compact dimensions, a spacious, futuristic interior, and the ability to drive autonomously at level 4. This allows the occupants to do what they like with their time on board.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 16, 2019
World's first electric freefall lifeboat

World's first electric freefall lifeboat

Torqeedo provided the integrated propulsion system for the world's first electric-powered freefall lifeboat, which is being built by the Dutch builder Verhoef. The vessel recently passed its final drop tests, making it the first fully functional electric lifeboat in the world.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers

Electric Buses: Market and Technology Appraisal May 2019

There is a crossroads in the electric bus business.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 29, 2019
New solar product to enable flying cell phone towers

New solar product to enable flying cell phone towers

Record solar cell efficiency combined with specialized packaging and integration creates first-ever dedicated solution designed to fly at 60,000 feet for years at a time.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 25, 2019
Rivian announces $500 million investment from Ford

Rivian announces $500 million investment from Ford

Rivian has announced an equity investment of $500 million from Ford Motor Company. In addition to the investment, the companies have agreed to work together to develop an all-new, next-generation battery electric vehicle for Ford's growing EV portfolio using Rivian's skateboard platform.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 24, 2019
Zero-emission trucking takes another leap forward

Zero-emission trucking takes another leap forward

Toyota, Kenworth, the Port of Los Angeles and the California Air Resources Board took the next great leap towards the future of zero-emission trucking, unveiling the first of Toyota and Kenworth's jointly developed fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers

Market Needs Move Against Lithium-Ion Batteries

In this article IDTechEx Research revisit a topic we have touched on before. We consider changes in need that are catching the lithium-ion battery industry wrong-footed.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 22, 2019
Electric forecourt network announced for the UK

Electric forecourt network announced for the UK

GRIDSERVE has announced its plans to build a network of Electric Forecourts to be deployed across the UK, providing reasonably priced ultra-fast charging - most vehicles will be able to charge fully in less than 30 minutes - as well as customer facilities.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 19, 2019
Partners to develop solid state batteries for future electric vehicles

Partners to develop solid state batteries for future electric vehicles

Solid Power is teaming up with Ford Motor Company to develop all solid-state batteries for next-generation electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 18, 2019
Mercedes-Benz lays foundation for battery factory, Untert├╝rkheim site

Mercedes-Benz lays foundation for battery factory, Untertürkheim site

With the symbolic foundation laying ceremony for the first battery factory, the Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant is advancing its transformation into a high-tech location for electric mobility.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 17, 2019
Conductive ink: automotive industry a significant growth opportunity

Conductive ink: automotive industry a significant growth opportunity

The automotive industry has emerged as a significant market opportunity for suppliers of conductive pastes and similar materials. It has the potential to one day rival in significance the irreplaceable photovoltaic market. Almost every major paste supplier with a global profile is re-organising its team and its product portfolio to capture this rising trend.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 16, 2019
Audi reveals AI:ME autonomous vehicle

Audi reveals AI:ME autonomous vehicle

The Audi AI:ME, offers compact dimensions, a spacious, futuristic interior, and the ability to drive autonomously at level 4. This allows the occupants to do what they like with their time on board.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 30, 2019
New Flyer achieves 350 miles of zero-emission range

New Flyer achieves 350 miles of zero-emission range

New Flyer of America Inc achieved 350-miles of zero-emission range with a New Flyer forty-foot, heavy-duty fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ bus. These results exceeded the 300-mile range performance target by 17 percent without refueling.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 26, 2019
IDTechEx TVWing becomes first certified Air Carrier for drones in the US

Wing becomes first certified Air Carrier for drones in the US

Wing has achieved a significant milestone, becoming the first drone delivery company to receive Air Carrier Certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration. This is an important step for the FAA and the drone industry in the United States; the result of years of work to safely integrate drones into the national airspace.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 24, 2019
Electric Vehicles Enter Phase of Fastest Growth

Electric Vehicles Enter Phase of Fastest Growth

Like most other new products, electric vehicles sell in an S curve of a slow start with over supply.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers

EVs: Update on lightweighting, thermal management, & safety solutions

IDTechEx have outlined some advancements in thermal management solutions and material opportunities in previous articles. This article will look to capture some additional information and provide an update on some of those hidden material opportunities.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 23, 2019
Electric van for Sainsbury's green grocery deliveries

Electric van for Sainsbury's green grocery deliveries

Sainsbury's latest recruit is in action - Evie, the zero emission electric van will be on the roads delivering online grocery orders to customers across central and east London.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 19, 2019
Toyota brand battery electric vehicles for China

Toyota brand battery electric vehicles for China

Toyota premiered its C-HR and IZOA battery electric vehicles, the C-HR and IZOA will be the first battery electric vehicles to launch in China under the Toyota brand. Sales on the new models are slated to start from 2020.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 18, 2019
Dynamic electric road system to be built in Sweden

Dynamic electric road system to be built in Sweden

The Swedish Transport Administration announced the pre-commercial procurement results for the electric road system tender.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers

Composites: Highlights from JEC World 2019

JEC World continues to be the premier annual event for composites. This premium article from IDTechEx Research highlights the key takeaways from this event.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers

Making Waves: From Automotive to Marine

Why new CO2 targets and global sulphur limitations will be a win for battery demand in ships.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 16, 2019
World's first electric freefall lifeboat

World's first electric freefall lifeboat

Torqeedo provided the integrated propulsion system for the world's first electric-powered freefall lifeboat, which is being built by the Dutch builder Verhoef. The vessel recently passed its final drop tests, making it the first fully functional electric lifeboat in the world.