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Now that's 'cool' - new efficiencies for light electric vehicles

Now that's 'cool' - new efficiencies for light electric vehicles

Researchers are aiming to improve the efficiency of light electric vehicles by developing next-generation 'passive' cooling solutions for the vehicles' battery chargers.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 12, 2018
Energy-management tech uses EV as storage batteries

Energy-management tech uses EV as storage batteries

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a technology for efficiently managing photovoltaic and other power-generation systems and also the charging/discharging of electric vehicles parked on company campuses.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 9, 2018
BMW sets out electric vehicle plan

BMW sets out electric vehicle plan

By 2021, the BMW Group will have five all-electric models: the BMW i3, the MINI Electric, the BMW iX3, the BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT. By 2025, that number is set to grow to at least twelve models. Including plug-in hybrids - whose electrically powered range will increase significantly in the coming year - the BMW Group's electrified product portfolio will then comprise at least 25 models.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 9, 2018
IDTechEx TVFleets of drones could aid searches for lost hikers

Fleets of drones could aid searches for lost hikers

Finding lost hikers in forests can be a difficult and lengthy process, as helicopters and drones can't get a glimpse through the thick tree canopy. Recently, it's been proposed that autonomous drones, which can bob and weave through trees, could aid these searches. But the GPS signals used to guide the aircraft can be unreliable or nonexistent in forest environments.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Highlights from PlugBoat 2018

Highlights from PlugBoat 2018

IDTechEx attended and presented at PlugBoat 2018, which is a conference dedicated to electric and hybrid boats and ships. It was held in Venice on October 18 - 19, playing host to roughly 50 delegates representing a mixture of startups, policymakers and conventional engine manufacturers for ships.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 8, 2018
Nikola Motor Company releases hydrogen electric truck

Nikola Motor Company releases hydrogen electric truck

In response to widespread interest from European customers, Nikola Motor Company has created a hydrogen-electric truck for European markets.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 8, 2018
ABB and SINTEF test fuel cells for main propulsion potential

ABB and SINTEF test fuel cells for main propulsion potential

ABB and SINTEF Ocean are undertaking groundbreaking research to test the viability of fuel cells as an energy source for main ship propulsion.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 7, 2018
First autonomous EV ride-hailing service

First autonomous EV ride-hailing service

The Volkswagen Group, Mobileye, an Intel Company, and Champion Motors announced plans to deploy Israel's first self-driving ride hailing service - or Mobility-as-a-Service - starting next year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 6, 2018
Plans for London's first low emission street

Plans for London's first low emission street

The City of London Corporation has announced plans for a pilot scheme limiting access to the south section of Moor Lane, near Moorgate, to ultra-low emission vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 5, 2018
Volvo Cars, Baidu to develop and manufacture autonomous cars

Volvo Cars, Baidu to develop and manufacture autonomous cars

Volvo Cars has reached an agreement with Baidu to jointly develop electric and fully autonomous drive-compatible cars with the aim of mass producing them for China, the largest car market in the world.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 5, 2018
World's first robot package delivery launched publicly

World's first robot package delivery launched publicly

The world's first commercial rollout of autonomous package delivery on the ground, with hundreds of robots from Starship Technologies delivering packages straight to consumers' front doors.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 5, 2018
Vehicle battery pack charges in less than 13 minutes

Vehicle battery pack charges in less than 13 minutes

Atlis Motor Vehicles has completed and successfully tested their first large-scale prototype battery pack. The goal of the test was a full charge in 15 minutes, and Atlis achieved the full charge in 12 minutes, 35 seconds. This charge time of a vehicle battery in under 13 minutes is a first in the electric vehicle industry.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 2, 2018
The Silent Transformation of Maritime Transport

The Silent Transformation of Maritime Transport

IDTechEx is one of the few market and technical research companies following marine electrification as part of its wider electric vehicle research -- and it is a segment quietly undergoing a transformation. The marine industry makes significant contributions to global pollution (particularly ocean-going vessels), often out of the spotlight. But in the past decade, regulations that have first focused on restricting particulates emissions, and more recently carbon emissions, are driving change.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 2, 2018
Pizza Hut's pizza making truck

Pizza Hut's pizza making truck

Pizza Hut has joined forces with Toyota to develop the one-of-a-kind, zero-emission Tundra PIE Pro, a mobile pizza factory with the ability to deliver oven-hot pizza wherever it goes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 1, 2018
Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system

Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system

Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor have announced plans to introduce 'solar roof' charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal combustion, hybrid and battery electric vehicles with additional electrical power, increasing fuel efficiency and range.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 31, 2018
Bringing blockchain into the car

Bringing blockchain into the car

The goal of the collaboration is to test possible applications and develop suitable ones to market maturity. A first demonstrator shows how access rights, e.g. for car sharing, can be granted decentrally with a smartphone app.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 30, 2018
Porsche series production of Mission E Cross Turismo

Porsche series production of Mission E Cross Turismo

Porsche will create 300 additional jobs at its headquarters in Zuffenhausen for production of the vehicle.
Press Release
Electriq~Global launches water-based fuel to power electric vehicles

Electriq~Global launches water-based fuel to power electric vehicles

An Australian-Israeli startup has found a way to use water in order to power electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 29, 2018
McLaren Speedtail unites art, technology and velocity

McLaren Speedtail unites art, technology and velocity

McLaren Automotive has revealed the McLaren Speedtail. The Speedtail can achieve the highest maximum speed of any McLaren to date, reaching 403 km/h (250mph). Just 106 will be created and all are already reserved, at a price of from £1.75million plus taxes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 26, 2018
IDTechEx TVIDTechEx Show! USA November 14-15, 2018 Event Overview

IDTechEx Show! USA November 14-15, 2018 Event Overview

IDTechEx CEO, Raghu Das gives an overview on what to expect at the IDTechEx Show! next month in Santa Clara.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 26, 2018
Volvo invests in electric car charging company FreeWire

Volvo invests in electric car charging company FreeWire

Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in electric car charging company FreeWire Technologies via the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, deepening the company's commitment to a fully electric future.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 12, 2018
Energy-management tech uses EV as storage batteries

Energy-management tech uses EV as storage batteries

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a technology for efficiently managing photovoltaic and other power-generation systems and also the charging/discharging of electric vehicles parked on company campuses.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 9, 2018
IDTechEx TVFleets of drones could aid searches for lost hikers

Fleets of drones could aid searches for lost hikers

Finding lost hikers in forests can be a difficult and lengthy process, as helicopters and drones can't get a glimpse through the thick tree canopy. Recently, it's been proposed that autonomous drones, which can bob and weave through trees, could aid these searches. But the GPS signals used to guide the aircraft can be unreliable or nonexistent in forest environments.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 8, 2018
Nikola Motor Company releases hydrogen electric truck

Nikola Motor Company releases hydrogen electric truck

In response to widespread interest from European customers, Nikola Motor Company has created a hydrogen-electric truck for European markets.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 7, 2018
First autonomous EV ride-hailing service

First autonomous EV ride-hailing service

The Volkswagen Group, Mobileye, an Intel Company, and Champion Motors announced plans to deploy Israel's first self-driving ride hailing service - or Mobility-as-a-Service - starting next year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 5, 2018
Volvo Cars, Baidu to develop and manufacture autonomous cars

Volvo Cars, Baidu to develop and manufacture autonomous cars

Volvo Cars has reached an agreement with Baidu to jointly develop electric and fully autonomous drive-compatible cars with the aim of mass producing them for China, the largest car market in the world.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 5, 2018
Vehicle battery pack charges in less than 13 minutes

Vehicle battery pack charges in less than 13 minutes

Atlis Motor Vehicles has completed and successfully tested their first large-scale prototype battery pack. The goal of the test was a full charge in 15 minutes, and Atlis achieved the full charge in 12 minutes, 35 seconds. This charge time of a vehicle battery in under 13 minutes is a first in the electric vehicle industry.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 2, 2018
Pizza Hut's pizza making truck

Pizza Hut's pizza making truck

Pizza Hut has joined forces with Toyota to develop the one-of-a-kind, zero-emission Tundra PIE Pro, a mobile pizza factory with the ability to deliver oven-hot pizza wherever it goes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 31, 2018
Bringing blockchain into the car

Bringing blockchain into the car

The goal of the collaboration is to test possible applications and develop suitable ones to market maturity. A first demonstrator shows how access rights, e.g. for car sharing, can be granted decentrally with a smartphone app.
Press Release
Electriq~Global launches water-based fuel to power electric vehicles

Electriq~Global launches water-based fuel to power electric vehicles

An Australian-Israeli startup has found a way to use water in order to power electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 26, 2018
IDTechEx TVIDTechEx Show! USA November 14-15, 2018 Event Overview

IDTechEx Show! USA November 14-15, 2018 Event Overview

IDTechEx CEO, Raghu Das gives an overview on what to expect at the IDTechEx Show! next month in Santa Clara.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 9, 2018
BMW sets out electric vehicle plan

BMW sets out electric vehicle plan

By 2021, the BMW Group will have five all-electric models: the BMW i3, the MINI Electric, the BMW iX3, the BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT. By 2025, that number is set to grow to at least twelve models. Including plug-in hybrids - whose electrically powered range will increase significantly in the coming year - the BMW Group's electrified product portfolio will then comprise at least 25 models.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Highlights from PlugBoat 2018

Highlights from PlugBoat 2018

IDTechEx attended and presented at PlugBoat 2018, which is a conference dedicated to electric and hybrid boats and ships. It was held in Venice on October 18 - 19, playing host to roughly 50 delegates representing a mixture of startups, policymakers and conventional engine manufacturers for ships.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 8, 2018
ABB and SINTEF test fuel cells for main propulsion potential

ABB and SINTEF test fuel cells for main propulsion potential

ABB and SINTEF Ocean are undertaking groundbreaking research to test the viability of fuel cells as an energy source for main ship propulsion.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 6, 2018
Plans for London's first low emission street

Plans for London's first low emission street

The City of London Corporation has announced plans for a pilot scheme limiting access to the south section of Moor Lane, near Moorgate, to ultra-low emission vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 5, 2018
World's first robot package delivery launched publicly

World's first robot package delivery launched publicly

The world's first commercial rollout of autonomous package delivery on the ground, with hundreds of robots from Starship Technologies delivering packages straight to consumers' front doors.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 2, 2018
The Silent Transformation of Maritime Transport

The Silent Transformation of Maritime Transport

IDTechEx is one of the few market and technical research companies following marine electrification as part of its wider electric vehicle research -- and it is a segment quietly undergoing a transformation. The marine industry makes significant contributions to global pollution (particularly ocean-going vessels), often out of the spotlight. But in the past decade, regulations that have first focused on restricting particulates emissions, and more recently carbon emissions, are driving change.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 1, 2018
Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system

Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system

Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor have announced plans to introduce 'solar roof' charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal combustion, hybrid and battery electric vehicles with additional electrical power, increasing fuel efficiency and range.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 30, 2018
Porsche series production of Mission E Cross Turismo

Porsche series production of Mission E Cross Turismo

Porsche will create 300 additional jobs at its headquarters in Zuffenhausen for production of the vehicle.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 29, 2018
McLaren Speedtail unites art, technology and velocity

McLaren Speedtail unites art, technology and velocity

McLaren Automotive has revealed the McLaren Speedtail. The Speedtail can achieve the highest maximum speed of any McLaren to date, reaching 403 km/h (250mph). Just 106 will be created and all are already reserved, at a price of from £1.75million plus taxes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 26, 2018
Volvo invests in electric car charging company FreeWire

Volvo invests in electric car charging company FreeWire

Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in electric car charging company FreeWire Technologies via the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, deepening the company's commitment to a fully electric future.