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Terra Motors forays into the electric three wheelers market in Asia

Terra Motors forays into the electric three wheelers market in Asia

IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electric Vehicles and Structural Electronics- Insights and Top Trends

Electric Vehicles and Structural Electronics- Insights and Top Trends

Recently, the good news has been the continued strong growth of the market for hybrid cars, buses and outdoor forklifts, premium-priced pure electric cars and pure electric vehicles of many other types from the newly popular electric motorcycles to mobile cranes, mobility vehicles for the disabled and microEVs. On the negative side, the oversupplied e-bike/ e-scooter business remained almost entirely loss-making Chinese suppliers of the Chinese market where growth eased and companies left the business. Mainstream pure electric cars remained a failure due to up-front price too high, resale price too low (those short-lived batteries) and range too short. The term "structural electronics" is little known despite being used for several years, notably in terms of specifics such as "structural sensors" and "structural batteries". Google has tens of millions of items on the subject and, more importantly, in 2014, it started to be realised that this is to be something big.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 29, 2014
MotorBrain final review

MotorBrain final review

Under the direction of Infineon, 30 partners from 9 European countries commenced the MotorBrain project, funded by the European Union, three years ago.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 26, 2014
Thermoelectric harvesting: Great increase in interest in 2014

Thermoelectric harvesting: Great increase in interest in 2014

Thermoelectric harvesting will be on production hybrid electric on-road vehicles from 2018. It will be commonplace on hybrids in 2020 and almost entirely to charge the battery, or increasingly supercapacitor or supercabattery used for power.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 24, 2014
Intelligent charging system could protect EV owners

Intelligent charging system could protect EV owners

A recent pilot project in New York City looked for an intelligent way to charge large numbers of electric delivery trucks at the lowest cost without straining the local grid and infrastructure.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 19, 2014
IDTechEx explains technology roadmap for electric vehicles

IDTechEx explains technology roadmap for electric vehicles

Simple things are being applied to reduce purchase price, increase resale price and extend range of electric cars
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 15, 2014
Distribution of high power gallium nitride transistors

Distribution of high power gallium nitride transistors

GaN Systems Inc, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, has announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Japanese company Daito Electron to distribute its gallium nitride high power switching transistors in Japan and Korea.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 12, 2014
Spray on power for electric vehicles and more

Spray on power for electric vehicles and more

Load bearing structures that are also electronic or electrical are called structural electronics. This two-for-the-price-of-one approach can be more reliable, attractive and long-lived and it always saves space.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 11, 2014
Indian supercapacitor sports car

Indian supercapacitor sports car

A local Indian company has built an electric sports car, Super Nova Electric Vehicle, that can cover 1,000 kilometres with a single charge of its batteries and at the speed of some 150 kms per hour.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 10, 2014
IDTechEx: structural electronics - never heard of it!

IDTechEx: structural electronics - never heard of it!

Structural electronics is one of the most important developments this century yet most people have never heard of it.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 9, 2014
Setting a course for carbon-free shipping

Setting a course for carbon-free shipping

In conjunction with Fjellstrand, a Norwegian shipyard, Siemens has developed the technology for the world's first electrically-powered car ferry. The fact that the electric ship, which will enter service in 2015, causes no carbon dioxide emissions is in part due to the electricity mix in Norway.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 9, 2014
Electric vehicles trends and opportunities

Electric vehicles trends and opportunities

IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Monday 15 December discussing electric vehicles trends and opportunities.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 5, 2014
EEVC Brussels second day

EEVC Brussels second day

The second day of this excellent event had a huge number of short presentations in brief slots, a format that worked well.
External Company Press Release
High-temperature thermoelectric generator for U.S. military

High-temperature thermoelectric generator for U.S. military

The successful demonstration of a 1,000W TEG designed for diesel engine exhaust heat recapture.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 4, 2014
EEVC Belgium: Lessons from the first day

EEVC Belgium: Lessons from the first day

This two yearly event again had about 400 delegates. Once again it provided a forum for the huge number of European and global EV related organisations with overlapping agendas. Of the hundreds of millions of dollars they spend each year, too much goes on soft topics such as consumer attitudes to car models that will not be with us for long or how cars may form a meaningful part of a smart grid over ten years from now.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 3, 2014
Audi fuel cell technology

Audi fuel cell technology

The A7 Sportback h tron quattro uses a powerful electric drive with a fuel cell as its energy source, in combination with a hybrid battery and an additional electric motor in the rear.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 2, 2014
Growing the US electric vehicle market

Growing the US electric vehicle market

The White House and U.S. Department of Energy announced private sector commitments to cut carbon pollution and reduce their dependence on foreign oil.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 1, 2014
Launch of innovative environmentally friendly aircraft programme

Launch of innovative environmentally friendly aircraft programme

Watching a nearly silent aircraft fly past your bedroom window at night, fuelled by used vegetable oil and batteries is one step closer to becoming a reality thanks to the new UK aviation company, Faradair Aerospace Limited
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electric Vehicles and Structural Electronics- Insights and Top Trends

Electric Vehicles and Structural Electronics- Insights and Top Trends

Recently, the good news has been the continued strong growth of the market for hybrid cars, buses and outdoor forklifts, premium-priced pure electric cars and pure electric vehicles of many other types from the newly popular electric motorcycles to mobile cranes, mobility vehicles for the disabled and microEVs. On the negative side, the oversupplied e-bike/ e-scooter business remained almost entirely loss-making Chinese suppliers of the Chinese market where growth eased and companies left the business. Mainstream pure electric cars remained a failure due to up-front price too high, resale price too low (those short-lived batteries) and range too short. The term "structural electronics" is little known despite being used for several years, notably in terms of specifics such as "structural sensors" and "structural batteries". Google has tens of millions of items on the subject and, more importantly, in 2014, it started to be realised that this is to be something big.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 26, 2014
Thermoelectric harvesting: Great increase in interest in 2014

Thermoelectric harvesting: Great increase in interest in 2014

Thermoelectric harvesting will be on production hybrid electric on-road vehicles from 2018. It will be commonplace on hybrids in 2020 and almost entirely to charge the battery, or increasingly supercapacitor or supercabattery used for power.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 19, 2014
IDTechEx explains technology roadmap for electric vehicles

IDTechEx explains technology roadmap for electric vehicles

Simple things are being applied to reduce purchase price, increase resale price and extend range of electric cars
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 12, 2014
Spray on power for electric vehicles and more

Spray on power for electric vehicles and more

Load bearing structures that are also electronic or electrical are called structural electronics. This two-for-the-price-of-one approach can be more reliable, attractive and long-lived and it always saves space.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 10, 2014
IDTechEx: structural electronics - never heard of it!

IDTechEx: structural electronics - never heard of it!

Structural electronics is one of the most important developments this century yet most people have never heard of it.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 9, 2014
Electric vehicles trends and opportunities

Electric vehicles trends and opportunities

IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Monday 15 December discussing electric vehicles trends and opportunities.
External Company Press Release
High-temperature thermoelectric generator for U.S. military

High-temperature thermoelectric generator for U.S. military

The successful demonstration of a 1,000W TEG designed for diesel engine exhaust heat recapture.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 3, 2014
Audi fuel cell technology

Audi fuel cell technology

The A7 Sportback h tron quattro uses a powerful electric drive with a fuel cell as its energy source, in combination with a hybrid battery and an additional electric motor in the rear.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 1, 2014
Launch of innovative environmentally friendly aircraft programme

Launch of innovative environmentally friendly aircraft programme

Watching a nearly silent aircraft fly past your bedroom window at night, fuelled by used vegetable oil and batteries is one step closer to becoming a reality thanks to the new UK aviation company, Faradair Aerospace Limited
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 29, 2014
MotorBrain final review

MotorBrain final review

Under the direction of Infineon, 30 partners from 9 European countries commenced the MotorBrain project, funded by the European Union, three years ago.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 24, 2014
Intelligent charging system could protect EV owners

Intelligent charging system could protect EV owners

A recent pilot project in New York City looked for an intelligent way to charge large numbers of electric delivery trucks at the lowest cost without straining the local grid and infrastructure.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 15, 2014
Distribution of high power gallium nitride transistors

Distribution of high power gallium nitride transistors

GaN Systems Inc, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, has announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Japanese company Daito Electron to distribute its gallium nitride high power switching transistors in Japan and Korea.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 11, 2014
Indian supercapacitor sports car

Indian supercapacitor sports car

A local Indian company has built an electric sports car, Super Nova Electric Vehicle, that can cover 1,000 kilometres with a single charge of its batteries and at the speed of some 150 kms per hour.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 9, 2014
Setting a course for carbon-free shipping

Setting a course for carbon-free shipping

In conjunction with Fjellstrand, a Norwegian shipyard, Siemens has developed the technology for the world's first electrically-powered car ferry. The fact that the electric ship, which will enter service in 2015, causes no carbon dioxide emissions is in part due to the electricity mix in Norway.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 5, 2014
EEVC Brussels second day

EEVC Brussels second day

The second day of this excellent event had a huge number of short presentations in brief slots, a format that worked well.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 4, 2014
EEVC Belgium: Lessons from the first day

EEVC Belgium: Lessons from the first day

This two yearly event again had about 400 delegates. Once again it provided a forum for the huge number of European and global EV related organisations with overlapping agendas. Of the hundreds of millions of dollars they spend each year, too much goes on soft topics such as consumer attitudes to car models that will not be with us for long or how cars may form a meaningful part of a smart grid over ten years from now.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 2, 2014
Growing the US electric vehicle market

Growing the US electric vehicle market

The White House and U.S. Department of Energy announced private sector commitments to cut carbon pollution and reduce their dependence on foreign oil.
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