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The state of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure

The state of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 28, 2018
Will battery second life have an impact on recycling?

Will battery second life have an impact on recycling?

2018 is regarded as the beginning year for battery recycling as the first batch of batteries are gradually coming out of electric vehicles. Umicore has recently announced their investment plan in ramping up battery recycling capacity in preparation for the boom of spent EV batteries. By 2018, we will already have around 33,000 retired electric vehicle battery packs (including electric passenger cars and buses) which amounts to around 1GWh storage capacity.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 27, 2018
China Tower can 'absorb' 2 million retired electric vehicle batteries

China Tower can 'absorb' 2 million retired electric vehicle batteries

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China has recently announced the pilot program of recycling and second use of retired electric vehicle batteries in 17 major regions and cities. China Tower, the world's biggest operator of telecommunication towers, is included as the only company in the pilot program to develop key technologies, explore business models and help establish standards related to second-life batteries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 26, 2018
Will second-life batteries need to compete with new batteries?

Will second-life batteries need to compete with new batteries?

Hyundai Motor Group has recently announced a commercial partnership with energy company Wärtsilä to utilize second-life electric vehicle batteries for stationary energy storage at both commercial and utility scales. This is not the first piece of news that automotive companies are trying to give a second life to their retired EV batteries as major EV manufactures including Nissan, Renault, BMW, Daimler, BYD etc. have announced various battery second use projects around the world.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 25, 2018
All EV batteries born after August 2018 in China will have unique IDs

All EV batteries born after August 2018 in China will have unique IDs

The end-of-life issue of electric vehicle batteries is a key topic in the sustainability of EVs. By 2029, there will be 3 million used battery packs coming out of EVs per year which amounts to around 108GWh available storage capacity (see the IDTechEx's latest report on Second-life Electric Vehicle Batteries). What will happen to this huge amount of retired car batteries?
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 21, 2018
Drones 2018-2038: Components, Technologies, Roadmaps, Market Forecasts

Drones 2018-2038: Components, Technologies, Roadmaps, Market Forecasts

The new report from IDTechEx Research, Drones 2018-2038: Components, Technologies, Roadmaps, Market Forecasts, provides a comprehensive analysis of the drone market, considering components, technologies, application roadmaps and markets.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 21, 2018
Smart Materials Replace Components in a Box:Billion Dollar Opportunity

Smart Materials Replace Components in a Box:Billion Dollar Opportunity

It is a technological megatrend providing billion dollar business opportunities. The unique new IDTechEx Research report "Smart Materials as Structural Electronics and Electrics 2019-2029" explains how structural materials can be electronically, electrically, mechanically, magnetically and optically smart nowadays.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
TactoTek and Structural Electronics

TactoTek and Structural Electronics

This article concerns TactoTek in Oulu Finland and how its technologies can scale up and create billion dollar businesses.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Highlights from the Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) 2018

Highlights from the Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) 2018

Key areas discussed and displayed at the LCV event include the battery, powertrain, lightweighting, autonomous driving and electric vehicle charging, from not only the technology but also business model and policy perspectives.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 18, 2018
Webinar Tuesday 2 October - Fuel Cell Vehicles

Webinar Tuesday 2 October - Fuel Cell Vehicles

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 2 October titled Fuel Cell Vehicles
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 14, 2018
How does the Vespa Elettrica stack up?

How does the Vespa Elettrica stack up?

After surfacing its Vespa Elettrica concept at EICMA last year, a large motorcycle trade show known for these sort of announcements from manufacturers, Piaggio finally announced that it will go to production this September, and that it will take preorders in October with the first deliveries later that month.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Massless Energy: Structure Becomes Lighter

Massless Energy: Structure Becomes Lighter

This is a technological megatrend. Dumb load-bearing metal structures move to plastic and composite and incorporate energy harvesting and storage material - massless energy. Indeed you could call some of it negative mass energy. Goodbye components-in-a-box.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 12, 2018
Webinar Tuesday 25 September - Electric two-wheelers: the EV underdog?

Webinar Tuesday 25 September - Electric two-wheelers: the EV underdog?

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 25 September titled Electric two-wheelers: the EV underdog?
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Advancements in emerging conductive materials

Advancements in emerging conductive materials

In April 2018, IDTechEx gave a presentation at the world copper conference in Santiago Chile. This was part of work carried out for the International Copper Association to benchmark the commercial status of emerging conductive material. The presentation delivered can be seen below.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Graphene to cool EV engines: FlexeGraph

Graphene to cool EV engines: FlexeGraph

The founder of Flexegraph shares information on their nano enhanced fluids and how they function to benefit closed loop cooling systems.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 6, 2018
More torque for hydrogen-powered vehicles

More torque for hydrogen-powered vehicles

IDTechEx Research has just published a new report 'Fuel Cell Vehicles 2019-2029'. Fuel cells are commercially successful in stationary applications but commercially unsuccessful in vehicles, beyond a few thousand purchased for material handling vehicles, notably forklifts.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Airborne Wind Energy 2018 Survey Results and Forecast

Airborne Wind Energy 2018 Survey Results and Forecast

AWE should be seen as part of a bigger picture. The next generation of zero emission electricity producing technologies has no huge steel and concrete infrastructure, so it can have much less cost and installation time and making it redeployable.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Analysis of off-the-shelf drones: sizes, prices, battery size, etc.

Analysis of off-the-shelf drones: sizes, prices, battery size, etc.

The drone market has boomed in recent years. This is essentially because easy-to-use, reliable and small-sized flying machines have become available at highly accessible prices- well in the range of consumer electronic products. This has created its own demand amongst customers and professional.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 28, 2018
Will battery second life have an impact on recycling?

Will battery second life have an impact on recycling?

2018 is regarded as the beginning year for battery recycling as the first batch of batteries are gradually coming out of electric vehicles. Umicore has recently announced their investment plan in ramping up battery recycling capacity in preparation for the boom of spent EV batteries. By 2018, we will already have around 33,000 retired electric vehicle battery packs (including electric passenger cars and buses) which amounts to around 1GWh storage capacity.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 26, 2018
Will second-life batteries need to compete with new batteries?

Will second-life batteries need to compete with new batteries?

Hyundai Motor Group has recently announced a commercial partnership with energy company Wärtsilä to utilize second-life electric vehicle batteries for stationary energy storage at both commercial and utility scales. This is not the first piece of news that automotive companies are trying to give a second life to their retired EV batteries as major EV manufactures including Nissan, Renault, BMW, Daimler, BYD etc. have announced various battery second use projects around the world.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 21, 2018
Drones 2018-2038: Components, Technologies, Roadmaps, Market Forecasts

Drones 2018-2038: Components, Technologies, Roadmaps, Market Forecasts

The new report from IDTechEx Research, Drones 2018-2038: Components, Technologies, Roadmaps, Market Forecasts, provides a comprehensive analysis of the drone market, considering components, technologies, application roadmaps and markets.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
TactoTek and Structural Electronics

TactoTek and Structural Electronics

This article concerns TactoTek in Oulu Finland and how its technologies can scale up and create billion dollar businesses.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 18, 2018
Webinar Tuesday 2 October - Fuel Cell Vehicles

Webinar Tuesday 2 October - Fuel Cell Vehicles

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 2 October titled Fuel Cell Vehicles
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Massless Energy: Structure Becomes Lighter

Massless Energy: Structure Becomes Lighter

This is a technological megatrend. Dumb load-bearing metal structures move to plastic and composite and incorporate energy harvesting and storage material - massless energy. Indeed you could call some of it negative mass energy. Goodbye components-in-a-box.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Advancements in emerging conductive materials

Advancements in emerging conductive materials

In April 2018, IDTechEx gave a presentation at the world copper conference in Santiago Chile. This was part of work carried out for the International Copper Association to benchmark the commercial status of emerging conductive material. The presentation delivered can be seen below.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 6, 2018
More torque for hydrogen-powered vehicles

More torque for hydrogen-powered vehicles

IDTechEx Research has just published a new report 'Fuel Cell Vehicles 2019-2029'. Fuel cells are commercially successful in stationary applications but commercially unsuccessful in vehicles, beyond a few thousand purchased for material handling vehicles, notably forklifts.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Analysis of off-the-shelf drones: sizes, prices, battery size, etc.

Analysis of off-the-shelf drones: sizes, prices, battery size, etc.

The drone market has boomed in recent years. This is essentially because easy-to-use, reliable and small-sized flying machines have become available at highly accessible prices- well in the range of consumer electronic products. This has created its own demand amongst customers and professional.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 27, 2018
China Tower can 'absorb' 2 million retired electric vehicle batteries

China Tower can 'absorb' 2 million retired electric vehicle batteries

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China has recently announced the pilot program of recycling and second use of retired electric vehicle batteries in 17 major regions and cities. China Tower, the world's biggest operator of telecommunication towers, is included as the only company in the pilot program to develop key technologies, explore business models and help establish standards related to second-life batteries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 25, 2018
All EV batteries born after August 2018 in China will have unique IDs

All EV batteries born after August 2018 in China will have unique IDs

The end-of-life issue of electric vehicle batteries is a key topic in the sustainability of EVs. By 2029, there will be 3 million used battery packs coming out of EVs per year which amounts to around 108GWh available storage capacity (see the IDTechEx's latest report on Second-life Electric Vehicle Batteries). What will happen to this huge amount of retired car batteries?
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 21, 2018
Smart Materials Replace Components in a Box:Billion Dollar Opportunity

Smart Materials Replace Components in a Box:Billion Dollar Opportunity

It is a technological megatrend providing billion dollar business opportunities. The unique new IDTechEx Research report "Smart Materials as Structural Electronics and Electrics 2019-2029" explains how structural materials can be electronically, electrically, mechanically, magnetically and optically smart nowadays.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Highlights from the Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) 2018

Highlights from the Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) 2018

Key areas discussed and displayed at the LCV event include the battery, powertrain, lightweighting, autonomous driving and electric vehicle charging, from not only the technology but also business model and policy perspectives.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 14, 2018
How does the Vespa Elettrica stack up?

How does the Vespa Elettrica stack up?

After surfacing its Vespa Elettrica concept at EICMA last year, a large motorcycle trade show known for these sort of announcements from manufacturers, Piaggio finally announced that it will go to production this September, and that it will take preorders in October with the first deliveries later that month.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 12, 2018
Webinar Tuesday 25 September - Electric two-wheelers: the EV underdog?

Webinar Tuesday 25 September - Electric two-wheelers: the EV underdog?

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 25 September titled Electric two-wheelers: the EV underdog?
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Graphene to cool EV engines: FlexeGraph

Graphene to cool EV engines: FlexeGraph

The founder of Flexegraph shares information on their nano enhanced fluids and how they function to benefit closed loop cooling systems.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Airborne Wind Energy 2018 Survey Results and Forecast

Airborne Wind Energy 2018 Survey Results and Forecast

AWE should be seen as part of a bigger picture. The next generation of zero emission electricity producing technologies has no huge steel and concrete infrastructure, so it can have much less cost and installation time and making it redeployable.
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