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Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 18, 2022
GM and Glencore Enter Multi-Year Cobalt Supply Agreement

GM and Glencore Enter Multi-Year Cobalt Supply Agreement

Glencore and General Motors Co.announced a multi-year sourcing agreement in which Glencore will supply GM with cobalt from its Murrin Murrin operation in Australia. Cobalt is an important metal in the production of EV batteries, and the cobalt processed from Australia will be used in GM's Ultium battery cathodes, which will power electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC HUMMER EV and Cadillac LYRIQ.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 15, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

As stated at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in November 2021, Mercedes-Benz is committed to a faster transition to electric cars. The company aims to at least halve CO2 emissions per passenger car over the lifecycle by the end of this decade compared to 2020 levels.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 13, 2022
Hydrogen Powered Foiling Chase Boat for Emirates Team New Zealand

Hydrogen Powered Foiling Chase Boat for Emirates Team New Zealand

Just one week after Emirates Team New Zealand first christened their hydrogen powered foiling catamaran 'Chase Zero', the 10m prototype was up and foiling around the Waitematā harbour in Auckland.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 13, 2022
Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE UAS in World Record 39-Hour Flight

Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE UAS in World Record 39-Hour Flight

Lockheed Martin demonstrated the expanded endurance capabilities of a specially configured Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE unmanned aerial system through a world record endurance flight on The flight establishes a new record in the Group 2 (5 to <25-kilogram) category with a flight time of 39 hours, 17 minutes and 7 seconds.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Battery Swapping for Cars: Key Players

Battery Swapping for Cars: Key Players

Battery swapping is an emerging alternative to fast charging EVs that is taking off mainly in China. The battery swapping industry is seeing large investments and government support in China with a few brave players swimming against an overwhelming tide. While the majority of the business activity is occurring in China by local operators, some key players are demonstrating the viability of this technology in other parts of the world too. This premium article covers some of the key players involved in the battery swapping industry.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 12, 2022
Honda Progresses Towards Electrification for the Future

Honda Progresses Towards Electrification for the Future

Honda Motor Co Ltd today held a press briefing on its initiatives in the automobile electrification business. The motor group plans to spend 5 trillion Yen ($40 billion) on electric vehicles in the coming decade.
External Company Press Release
Henkel Partners with Porsche in ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

Henkel Partners with Porsche in ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

Henkel through its well-known Loctite brand is partnering with Porsche in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the only all-electric and most sustainable motorsport series.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Auxiliary Motors for Cars and Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicles

Auxiliary Motors for Cars and Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicles

Many key functions within existing vehicles are powered as parasitic losses from the internal combustion engine. Fleet electrification and automation are two megatrends which are driving a migration to the electrification of these systems. Electrification offers internal combustion engine independence, improved efficiency, and easier interfacing with the electric control systems that will facilitate automation. This premium article gives a high level overview of how electric motors can be used to replace conventional parasitic solutions in key vehicle systems. Example systems include thermal management and power steering for consumer cars, and pneumatic breaks and high power radiator fans in commercial vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 8, 2022
Lilium Begins Flight Testing in Spain

Lilium Begins Flight Testing in Spain

Lilium has begun the next phase of flight testing in Spain with its 5th generation technology demonstrator, Phoenix 2. Over the coming months at the ATLAS Flight Test Center, Lilium plans to extend the flight envelope through full transition and high-speed flight. These developments come after successful flight testing with the same aircraft in southern Germany last year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 8, 2022
Atlantic Ocean Crossing by a Solar-Electric Autonomous Vessel

Atlantic Ocean Crossing by a Solar-Electric Autonomous Vessel

Mahi Two, an uncrewed surface vessel, has become what is believed to be the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean using only solar power. The autonomous robotic boat left the coast of Spain in September 2021 and made landfall in Martinique, in the French Lesser Antilles, six months later, after more than 4,300 nautical miles at sea.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 7, 2022
Join the Upcoming Webinar on Carbon Nanotubes

Join the Upcoming Webinar on Carbon Nanotubes

Thursday 21 April 2022 - Entering the Next Stage in Their Commercial Journey. This webinar will give a comprehensive overview of the carbon nanotube industry including: 10-year market outlook for CNTs; deep dive into the energy storage market; assessment of other key applications; and more.
External Company Press Release
Researchers Capture X-Ray Images of EV Batteries as They Degrade

Researchers Capture X-Ray Images of EV Batteries as They Degrade

Researchers use x-rays to help engineer powerful electric vehicle batteries with longer lifetimes. His research, published in The Journal of the Electrochemical Society, shows how the charge/discharge cycles of batteries cause physical damage eventually leading to reduced energy storage.
External Company Press Release
Countrywide Network of High Power electric Vehicle Chargers Complete

Countrywide Network of High Power electric Vehicle Chargers Complete

Extra MSA Group has partnered with Europe's leading high-power charging network IONITY to launch a complete network of high-power charging stations for electric vehicles, now available at all Extra MSA Group motorway service areas across the UK.
External Company Press Release
BatteryLoop Signs Contract with Mercedes-Benz Energy

BatteryLoop Signs Contract with Mercedes-Benz Energy

The agreement between BatteryLoop and Mercedes-Benz Energy is a frame agreement with call off options of batteries, DC systems and engineering. BatteryLoop will use the Mercedes-Benz Energy batteries for their large BLESS product range.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 6, 2022
Hard-to-Process Plastic Waste Used for Carbon Capture

Hard-to-Process Plastic Waste Used for Carbon Capture

What seems like a win-win for a pair of pressing environmental problems describes a newly discovered chemical technique to turn waste plastic into an effective carbon dioxide sorbent for industry
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
The Combustion Engine is Dead, Long Live the H2 Combustion Engine?

The Combustion Engine is Dead, Long Live the H2 Combustion Engine?

In search of a pragmatic, cost-effective, low CO2 emission powertrain solution, we are seeing many major automotive suppliers and OEMs take an interest in what is in fact the oldest automobile power technology, the hydrogen combustion engine (H2-ICE). This premium article investigates the potential of hydrogen combustion engines as a low emission technology.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 5, 2022
Solving the Challenges of Mobile Construction Machine Electrification

Solving the Challenges of Mobile Construction Machine Electrification

Electrification will undoubtedly play an important role in enabling construction firms to deliver on their environmental targets and IDTechEx's new report "Electric Vehicles in Construction 2022-2042" provides a comprehensive assessment of current progress in this emerging sector, with case study detail and background on key enabling technologies.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 5, 2022
Scania Puts Electric Trucks in LKAB Mine in Northern Sweden

Scania Puts Electric Trucks in LKAB Mine in Northern Sweden

An electric Scania Heavy Tipper will operate in the LKAB mine in Malmberget, in northern Sweden, alongside an electric crane truck specially adapted for these mining operations. This customer close development gives Scania a chance to test and operate fully electric trucks in a demanding underground mine environment.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 4, 2022
First A380 Powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Takes to the Sky

First A380 Powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Takes to the Sky

Airbus has performed a first A380 flight powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Airbus' A380 test aircraft MSN 1 took off from Blagnac Airport, Toulouse, France. The flight lasted about three hours, operating one Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 1, 2022
Sono Motors Technology Used for Munich's First Solar Bus

Sono Motors Technology Used for Munich's First Solar Bus

Sono Motors is launching its proprietary solar technology to public transport for the first time in partnership with the Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (Munich Transport Company, MVG). The novel solar bus trailer will hit the roads in the Munich metropolitan area in the near future, testing the energy yields as well as the potential of the technology in daily operation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 18, 2022
GM and Glencore Enter Multi-Year Cobalt Supply Agreement

GM and Glencore Enter Multi-Year Cobalt Supply Agreement

Glencore and General Motors Co.announced a multi-year sourcing agreement in which Glencore will supply GM with cobalt from its Murrin Murrin operation in Australia. Cobalt is an important metal in the production of EV batteries, and the cobalt processed from Australia will be used in GM's Ultium battery cathodes, which will power electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC HUMMER EV and Cadillac LYRIQ.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 13, 2022
Hydrogen Powered Foiling Chase Boat for Emirates Team New Zealand

Hydrogen Powered Foiling Chase Boat for Emirates Team New Zealand

Just one week after Emirates Team New Zealand first christened their hydrogen powered foiling catamaran 'Chase Zero', the 10m prototype was up and foiling around the Waitematā harbour in Auckland.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Battery Swapping for Cars: Key Players

Battery Swapping for Cars: Key Players

Battery swapping is an emerging alternative to fast charging EVs that is taking off mainly in China. The battery swapping industry is seeing large investments and government support in China with a few brave players swimming against an overwhelming tide. While the majority of the business activity is occurring in China by local operators, some key players are demonstrating the viability of this technology in other parts of the world too. This premium article covers some of the key players involved in the battery swapping industry.
External Company Press Release
Henkel Partners with Porsche in ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

Henkel Partners with Porsche in ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

Henkel through its well-known Loctite brand is partnering with Porsche in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the only all-electric and most sustainable motorsport series.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 8, 2022
Lilium Begins Flight Testing in Spain

Lilium Begins Flight Testing in Spain

Lilium has begun the next phase of flight testing in Spain with its 5th generation technology demonstrator, Phoenix 2. Over the coming months at the ATLAS Flight Test Center, Lilium plans to extend the flight envelope through full transition and high-speed flight. These developments come after successful flight testing with the same aircraft in southern Germany last year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 7, 2022
Join the Upcoming Webinar on Carbon Nanotubes

Join the Upcoming Webinar on Carbon Nanotubes

Thursday 21 April 2022 - Entering the Next Stage in Their Commercial Journey. This webinar will give a comprehensive overview of the carbon nanotube industry including: 10-year market outlook for CNTs; deep dive into the energy storage market; assessment of other key applications; and more.
External Company Press Release
Countrywide Network of High Power electric Vehicle Chargers Complete

Countrywide Network of High Power electric Vehicle Chargers Complete

Extra MSA Group has partnered with Europe's leading high-power charging network IONITY to launch a complete network of high-power charging stations for electric vehicles, now available at all Extra MSA Group motorway service areas across the UK.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 6, 2022
Hard-to-Process Plastic Waste Used for Carbon Capture

Hard-to-Process Plastic Waste Used for Carbon Capture

What seems like a win-win for a pair of pressing environmental problems describes a newly discovered chemical technique to turn waste plastic into an effective carbon dioxide sorbent for industry
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 5, 2022
Solving the Challenges of Mobile Construction Machine Electrification

Solving the Challenges of Mobile Construction Machine Electrification

Electrification will undoubtedly play an important role in enabling construction firms to deliver on their environmental targets and IDTechEx's new report "Electric Vehicles in Construction 2022-2042" provides a comprehensive assessment of current progress in this emerging sector, with case study detail and background on key enabling technologies.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 4, 2022
First A380 Powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Takes to the Sky

First A380 Powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Takes to the Sky

Airbus has performed a first A380 flight powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Airbus' A380 test aircraft MSN 1 took off from Blagnac Airport, Toulouse, France. The flight lasted about three hours, operating one Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 15, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

As stated at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in November 2021, Mercedes-Benz is committed to a faster transition to electric cars. The company aims to at least halve CO2 emissions per passenger car over the lifecycle by the end of this decade compared to 2020 levels.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 13, 2022
Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE UAS in World Record 39-Hour Flight

Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE UAS in World Record 39-Hour Flight

Lockheed Martin demonstrated the expanded endurance capabilities of a specially configured Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE unmanned aerial system through a world record endurance flight on The flight establishes a new record in the Group 2 (5 to <25-kilogram) category with a flight time of 39 hours, 17 minutes and 7 seconds.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 12, 2022
Honda Progresses Towards Electrification for the Future

Honda Progresses Towards Electrification for the Future

Honda Motor Co Ltd today held a press briefing on its initiatives in the automobile electrification business. The motor group plans to spend 5 trillion Yen ($40 billion) on electric vehicles in the coming decade.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Auxiliary Motors for Cars and Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicles

Auxiliary Motors for Cars and Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicles

Many key functions within existing vehicles are powered as parasitic losses from the internal combustion engine. Fleet electrification and automation are two megatrends which are driving a migration to the electrification of these systems. Electrification offers internal combustion engine independence, improved efficiency, and easier interfacing with the electric control systems that will facilitate automation. This premium article gives a high level overview of how electric motors can be used to replace conventional parasitic solutions in key vehicle systems. Example systems include thermal management and power steering for consumer cars, and pneumatic breaks and high power radiator fans in commercial vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 8, 2022
Atlantic Ocean Crossing by a Solar-Electric Autonomous Vessel

Atlantic Ocean Crossing by a Solar-Electric Autonomous Vessel

Mahi Two, an uncrewed surface vessel, has become what is believed to be the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean using only solar power. The autonomous robotic boat left the coast of Spain in September 2021 and made landfall in Martinique, in the French Lesser Antilles, six months later, after more than 4,300 nautical miles at sea.
External Company Press Release
Researchers Capture X-Ray Images of EV Batteries as They Degrade

Researchers Capture X-Ray Images of EV Batteries as They Degrade

Researchers use x-rays to help engineer powerful electric vehicle batteries with longer lifetimes. His research, published in The Journal of the Electrochemical Society, shows how the charge/discharge cycles of batteries cause physical damage eventually leading to reduced energy storage.
External Company Press Release
BatteryLoop Signs Contract with Mercedes-Benz Energy

BatteryLoop Signs Contract with Mercedes-Benz Energy

The agreement between BatteryLoop and Mercedes-Benz Energy is a frame agreement with call off options of batteries, DC systems and engineering. BatteryLoop will use the Mercedes-Benz Energy batteries for their large BLESS product range.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
The Combustion Engine is Dead, Long Live the H2 Combustion Engine?

The Combustion Engine is Dead, Long Live the H2 Combustion Engine?

In search of a pragmatic, cost-effective, low CO2 emission powertrain solution, we are seeing many major automotive suppliers and OEMs take an interest in what is in fact the oldest automobile power technology, the hydrogen combustion engine (H2-ICE). This premium article investigates the potential of hydrogen combustion engines as a low emission technology.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 5, 2022
Scania Puts Electric Trucks in LKAB Mine in Northern Sweden

Scania Puts Electric Trucks in LKAB Mine in Northern Sweden

An electric Scania Heavy Tipper will operate in the LKAB mine in Malmberget, in northern Sweden, alongside an electric crane truck specially adapted for these mining operations. This customer close development gives Scania a chance to test and operate fully electric trucks in a demanding underground mine environment.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 1, 2022
Sono Motors Technology Used for Munich's First Solar Bus

Sono Motors Technology Used for Munich's First Solar Bus

Sono Motors is launching its proprietary solar technology to public transport for the first time in partnership with the Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (Munich Transport Company, MVG). The novel solar bus trailer will hit the roads in the Munich metropolitan area in the near future, testing the energy yields as well as the potential of the technology in daily operation.
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