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New Focus on Fuel Cell Electric Aircraft

New Focus on Fuel Cell Electric Aircraft

Ten years ago, IDTechEx correctly predicted that fuel cell cars would be a failure. Fuel cells are more promising for aircraft compared to cars because aircraft, particularly eVTOL, have severe safety issues caused by cold, old or faulty batteries, the longer ranges being currently impossible.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 23, 2021
A $174 Billion EV Investment Would Transform the American Bus Market

A $174 Billion EV Investment Would Transform the American Bus Market

The deployment of zero-emission buses in the US has lacked the impetus of the electrification efforts seen in China and Europe, as discussed in IDTechEx's report "Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Buses 2021-2040". This is about to change.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 22, 2021
The Key Technologies for Winning the Fight Against Climate Change

The Key Technologies for Winning the Fight Against Climate Change

Each year, April 22nd marks Earth Day, a worldwide event that aims to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement. To mark Earth Day 2021, here are some of the technologies that IDTechEx believes will be instrumental in winning the fight against climate change.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electric Aircraft Latest Company Achievements P to Z

Electric Aircraft Latest Company Achievements P to Z

Part two of IDTechEx's overview of the latest electric aircraft company achievements.
External Company Press Release
Carbon Neutral Methanol Fuel Cell System for Shipping

Carbon Neutral Methanol Fuel Cell System for Shipping

An innovative fuel cell system based on high-temperature proton exchange membrane technology from Blue World Technologies is being constructed for testing at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre in Aalborg, Denmark.
External Company Press Release
Mitie Drives Fleet Past 1000 EVs with First Zero Emission Large Van

Mitie Drives Fleet Past 1000 EVs with First Zero Emission Large Van

Mitie has welcomed its first large van with the arrival of a Vauxhall Vivaro-e. Taking Mitie past the landmark of 1,000 electric vehicles, this is the first of 655 Vivaro-e vans currently on order to be delivered by the end of the year. With over 1,000 pure electric cars, vans and other commercial vehicles, Mitie is believed to currently have the UK's largest fleet of zero emission vehicles on the roads.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electric Aircraft Latest Company Achievements A to L

Electric Aircraft Latest Company Achievements A to L

Battery electric fixed-wing aircraft are the end game of incremental improvement of conventional versions. As with land and water vehicles, aircraft electrification starts at the small end and becomes practicable for ever larger versions. Diesel toy aircraft are gone.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 20, 2021
Toyota New BEV Series, Establishment of Full Lineup of EVs

Toyota New BEV Series, Establishment of Full Lineup of EVs

Toyota Motor Corporation announced Toyota bZ, its newly established series of battery electric vehicles , in establishment of a full line-up of electrified vehicles, and unveiled a concept version of the Toyota bZ4X, which will be the first model in the bZ series.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electric Aircraft for Beginners

Electric Aircraft for Beginners

It is large single aisle aircraft that guzzle the most fuel, creating the most pollution. They are therefore the big win for future electrification but to get there we have to do the much easier electrification of small aircraft to battery electric motive power and do what electrification we can, short of motive power, to the largest aircraft. We come at it from both ends. The gains will benefit flier health as well as reduce local pollution and global warming.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 19, 2021
Drones as Smart Agricultural Tools for Pesticide Use in Farms

Drones as Smart Agricultural Tools for Pesticide Use in Farms

Drones could soon be adopted as essential tools for various agricultural tasks; however, with respect to their use in farm management, research is still lacking. To address this issue, researchers in Japan compared drones to well-established technologies for spraying pesticide over rice paddy fields. Using statistical data, the researchers explore both advantages and limitations of drones and whether they currently offer an edge regarding costs, capacity, and management efficiency.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 19, 2021
Ten All-Electric Ferries for Lisbon

Ten All-Electric Ferries for Lisbon

Increased electrification of transportation, including inland waterway transport, will play a key role in helping Portugal achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. According to the national 2050 Carbon Neutrality Roadmap, the transport sector aims to achieve 98 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 2005, by strengthening the role of the public transport system and replacing current fossil fuel means of transportation with a mainly electric fleet.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 16, 2021
First All-Electric Luxury Saloon From Mercedes-EQ

First All-Electric Luxury Saloon From Mercedes-EQ

The EQS is the first all-electric luxury saloon from Mercedes-EQ. As part of its Ambition 2039 initiative, Mercedes-Benz is working on offering a carbon-neutral new car fleet within 20 years from now. By as early as 2030, the company wants more than half the cars it sells to feature electric drive systems - this includes fully electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 16, 2021
Rio Tinto Achieves Battery Grade Lithium Production at Boron Plant

Rio Tinto Achieves Battery Grade Lithium Production at Boron Plant

Rio Tinto has commenced production of battery-grade lithium from waste rock at a lithium demonstration plant at the Boron mine site in California, United States.
External Company Press Release
EVC to Install 100,000 Electric Vehicle Charge Points by 2026

EVC to Install 100,000 Electric Vehicle Charge Points by 2026

Across the UK, the EV charging infrastructure is failing to keep up with the demand for electric vehicles. A recent Policy Exchange think tank stated that the UK would need around 400,000 public charge points by the turn of the decade in order to match motorists charging requirements.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
COVID-19 as a Driver in Autonomy

COVID-19 as a Driver in Autonomy

Last years pandemic sent shockwaves through the automotive industry and will certainly have had in impact on the future of the industry. In this article technology analyst Dr James Jeffs reviews the impact that COVID-19 has had on level 4+ mobility as a service testing and key players. Top autonomous players such as Waymo and Cruise are considered and their progress last year reviewed. The major players are grouped according to their progress and technology maturity and predictions are made about the outlook of autonomous testing during the remainder of 2021.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 13, 2021
Large Market for Downhill Electric Vehicles

Large Market for Downhill Electric Vehicles

In Switzerland monster trucks carry ore down from mountainside quarries, the regenerative braking creating almost enough energy to get the empty truck back up again. The latest forestry example is carrying trees down from the mountains of Canada.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 13, 2021
Air Taxis Will Utilize Next-Generation Batteries and Motors

Air Taxis Will Utilize Next-Generation Batteries and Motors

Electrical Vertical Take-off and Landing aircraft (eVTOL) are moving from science fiction to reality, enabled by rapid advancements in electric motor, battery, and computing technology, the new report from IDTechEx, "Air Taxis: Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing Aircraft 2021-2041", finds.
External Company Press Release
New EV Record, Battle for Second Place, AutoMotive Electric Car Count

New EV Record, Battle for Second Place, AutoMotive Electric Car Count

March 2021 saw the highest number of new electric vehicles registered in the UK in a single month. This March's registrations saw a significant increase compared to the previous years.
External Company Press Release
Innovate UK Funding for Lithium Ion Battery Recycling

Innovate UK Funding for Lithium Ion Battery Recycling

The surge in electric vehicles has created a need for effective lithium ion battery recycling in the UK. A solution is a step closer, as Fenix Battery Recycling, Ever Resource and the University of Birmingham have received £955K in grant funding to develop an innovative technology to make lithium ion battery recycling cleaner and more sustainable.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 12, 2021
World's First Hydrogen Cargo Vessel Set For Paris Debut

World's First Hydrogen Cargo Vessel Set For Paris Debut

The European innovation project Flagships will deploy the world's first commercial cargo transport vessel operating on hydrogen, plying the river Seine in Paris. Commercial operations are set to commence in 2021.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
New Focus on Fuel Cell Electric Aircraft

New Focus on Fuel Cell Electric Aircraft

Ten years ago, IDTechEx correctly predicted that fuel cell cars would be a failure. Fuel cells are more promising for aircraft compared to cars because aircraft, particularly eVTOL, have severe safety issues caused by cold, old or faulty batteries, the longer ranges being currently impossible.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 22, 2021
The Key Technologies for Winning the Fight Against Climate Change

The Key Technologies for Winning the Fight Against Climate Change

Each year, April 22nd marks Earth Day, a worldwide event that aims to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement. To mark Earth Day 2021, here are some of the technologies that IDTechEx believes will be instrumental in winning the fight against climate change.
External Company Press Release
Carbon Neutral Methanol Fuel Cell System for Shipping

Carbon Neutral Methanol Fuel Cell System for Shipping

An innovative fuel cell system based on high-temperature proton exchange membrane technology from Blue World Technologies is being constructed for testing at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre in Aalborg, Denmark.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electric Aircraft Latest Company Achievements A to L

Electric Aircraft Latest Company Achievements A to L

Battery electric fixed-wing aircraft are the end game of incremental improvement of conventional versions. As with land and water vehicles, aircraft electrification starts at the small end and becomes practicable for ever larger versions. Diesel toy aircraft are gone.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electric Aircraft for Beginners

Electric Aircraft for Beginners

It is large single aisle aircraft that guzzle the most fuel, creating the most pollution. They are therefore the big win for future electrification but to get there we have to do the much easier electrification of small aircraft to battery electric motive power and do what electrification we can, short of motive power, to the largest aircraft. We come at it from both ends. The gains will benefit flier health as well as reduce local pollution and global warming.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 19, 2021
Ten All-Electric Ferries for Lisbon

Ten All-Electric Ferries for Lisbon

Increased electrification of transportation, including inland waterway transport, will play a key role in helping Portugal achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. According to the national 2050 Carbon Neutrality Roadmap, the transport sector aims to achieve 98 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 2005, by strengthening the role of the public transport system and replacing current fossil fuel means of transportation with a mainly electric fleet.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 16, 2021
Rio Tinto Achieves Battery Grade Lithium Production at Boron Plant

Rio Tinto Achieves Battery Grade Lithium Production at Boron Plant

Rio Tinto has commenced production of battery-grade lithium from waste rock at a lithium demonstration plant at the Boron mine site in California, United States.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
COVID-19 as a Driver in Autonomy

COVID-19 as a Driver in Autonomy

Last years pandemic sent shockwaves through the automotive industry and will certainly have had in impact on the future of the industry. In this article technology analyst Dr James Jeffs reviews the impact that COVID-19 has had on level 4+ mobility as a service testing and key players. Top autonomous players such as Waymo and Cruise are considered and their progress last year reviewed. The major players are grouped according to their progress and technology maturity and predictions are made about the outlook of autonomous testing during the remainder of 2021.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 13, 2021
Air Taxis Will Utilize Next-Generation Batteries and Motors

Air Taxis Will Utilize Next-Generation Batteries and Motors

Electrical Vertical Take-off and Landing aircraft (eVTOL) are moving from science fiction to reality, enabled by rapid advancements in electric motor, battery, and computing technology, the new report from IDTechEx, "Air Taxis: Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing Aircraft 2021-2041", finds.
External Company Press Release
Innovate UK Funding for Lithium Ion Battery Recycling

Innovate UK Funding for Lithium Ion Battery Recycling

The surge in electric vehicles has created a need for effective lithium ion battery recycling in the UK. A solution is a step closer, as Fenix Battery Recycling, Ever Resource and the University of Birmingham have received £955K in grant funding to develop an innovative technology to make lithium ion battery recycling cleaner and more sustainable.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 23, 2021
A $174 Billion EV Investment Would Transform the American Bus Market

A $174 Billion EV Investment Would Transform the American Bus Market

The deployment of zero-emission buses in the US has lacked the impetus of the electrification efforts seen in China and Europe, as discussed in IDTechEx's report "Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Buses 2021-2040". This is about to change.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electric Aircraft Latest Company Achievements P to Z

Electric Aircraft Latest Company Achievements P to Z

Part two of IDTechEx's overview of the latest electric aircraft company achievements.
External Company Press Release
Mitie Drives Fleet Past 1000 EVs with First Zero Emission Large Van

Mitie Drives Fleet Past 1000 EVs with First Zero Emission Large Van

Mitie has welcomed its first large van with the arrival of a Vauxhall Vivaro-e. Taking Mitie past the landmark of 1,000 electric vehicles, this is the first of 655 Vivaro-e vans currently on order to be delivered by the end of the year. With over 1,000 pure electric cars, vans and other commercial vehicles, Mitie is believed to currently have the UK's largest fleet of zero emission vehicles on the roads.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 20, 2021
Toyota New BEV Series, Establishment of Full Lineup of EVs

Toyota New BEV Series, Establishment of Full Lineup of EVs

Toyota Motor Corporation announced Toyota bZ, its newly established series of battery electric vehicles , in establishment of a full line-up of electrified vehicles, and unveiled a concept version of the Toyota bZ4X, which will be the first model in the bZ series.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 19, 2021
Drones as Smart Agricultural Tools for Pesticide Use in Farms

Drones as Smart Agricultural Tools for Pesticide Use in Farms

Drones could soon be adopted as essential tools for various agricultural tasks; however, with respect to their use in farm management, research is still lacking. To address this issue, researchers in Japan compared drones to well-established technologies for spraying pesticide over rice paddy fields. Using statistical data, the researchers explore both advantages and limitations of drones and whether they currently offer an edge regarding costs, capacity, and management efficiency.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 16, 2021
First All-Electric Luxury Saloon From Mercedes-EQ

First All-Electric Luxury Saloon From Mercedes-EQ

The EQS is the first all-electric luxury saloon from Mercedes-EQ. As part of its Ambition 2039 initiative, Mercedes-Benz is working on offering a carbon-neutral new car fleet within 20 years from now. By as early as 2030, the company wants more than half the cars it sells to feature electric drive systems - this includes fully electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.
External Company Press Release
EVC to Install 100,000 Electric Vehicle Charge Points by 2026

EVC to Install 100,000 Electric Vehicle Charge Points by 2026

Across the UK, the EV charging infrastructure is failing to keep up with the demand for electric vehicles. A recent Policy Exchange think tank stated that the UK would need around 400,000 public charge points by the turn of the decade in order to match motorists charging requirements.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 13, 2021
Large Market for Downhill Electric Vehicles

Large Market for Downhill Electric Vehicles

In Switzerland monster trucks carry ore down from mountainside quarries, the regenerative braking creating almost enough energy to get the empty truck back up again. The latest forestry example is carrying trees down from the mountains of Canada.
External Company Press Release
New EV Record, Battle for Second Place, AutoMotive Electric Car Count

New EV Record, Battle for Second Place, AutoMotive Electric Car Count

March 2021 saw the highest number of new electric vehicles registered in the UK in a single month. This March's registrations saw a significant increase compared to the previous years.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 12, 2021
World's First Hydrogen Cargo Vessel Set For Paris Debut

World's First Hydrogen Cargo Vessel Set For Paris Debut

The European innovation project Flagships will deploy the world's first commercial cargo transport vessel operating on hydrogen, plying the river Seine in Paris. Commercial operations are set to commence in 2021.
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