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Webinar Thursday 14 June - Redox Flow Batteries for Stationary Storage

Webinar Thursday 14 June - Redox Flow Batteries for Stationary Storage

May 31, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 14 June titled Redox Flow Batteries for Stationary Storage.
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Geely announces new energy strategy, launch of smart hybrid flagship

Geely announces new energy strategy, launch of smart hybrid flagship

May 30, 2018 China
Geely has unveiled its strategy in the new era of new energy vehicles. "Geely Intelligent Power" is Geely's diversified new energy strategy that follows four main technological pathways.
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Mercedes-Benz buses for Poland

Mercedes-Benz buses for Poland

May 29, 2018 Poland
From September 2018, 86 Mercedes-Benz city buses will be arriving to reinforce the fleet of the Krakow public transport authority. Poland's second-largest public transport authority has placed an order for 56 Mercedes-Benz Citaro and 30 Mercedes-Benz Citaro hybrid vehicles.
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IDTechEx TVThe first printed inflatable material

The first printed inflatable material

May 29, 2018 United States
The BMW Design Department in collaboration with MIT's Self-Assembly Laboratory have successfully developed printed inflatable material technologies that self-transform, adapt and morph from one state to another.
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BMW increases electric vehicle production

BMW increases electric vehicle production

May 28, 2018 Germany
The BMW Group is to invest more than €300 million in its Leipzig plant. Comprehensive construction work to extend and update the body and paint shops, assembly and logistics is already under way, laying the foundation for continued growth and the production of future models in Leipzig.
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Redox Flow Batteries 2018-2028: Markets, Trends, Applications

Redox Flow Batteries 2018-2028: Markets, Trends, Applications

May 25, 2018 Worldwide
Redox flow batteries are an energy storage technology initially developed by NASA in the 70's for space applications. After several years of intensive R&D, in 2006, several key patents on the technology expired, opening up the arena to companies all around the world.
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Autonomous mobile robots: more diversity than first meets the eye

Autonomous mobile robots: more diversity than first meets the eye

May 25, 2018 Worldwide
Autonomous mobility, in the general public's eye, is now synonymous with cars. Whilst this might be the largest ultimate prize, it is by no means the only commercial manifestation of this technology. Indeed, as the IDTechEx Research report New Robotics and Drones 2018-2038: Technologies, Forecasts, Players demonstrates, numerous autonomous mobile robots are being commercialized in applications where there is (a) a clear commercial purpose and (b) a more structured and predictable environment.
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Zunum Aero's electric airplane just got its first customer

Zunum Aero's electric airplane just got its first customer

May 24, 2018 United States
JetSuite will be the launch customer for Zunum Aero's 6 to 12 passenger hybrid-to-electric aircraft. JetSuite plans to add up to 100 of the electrics to their fleet in the early 2020s, enabling them to bring quiet, efficient and environmentally friendly travel services to their private and semi-private customers nationwide.
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Funding for wind-powered ocean sailing drones

Funding for wind-powered ocean sailing drones

May 24, 2018 United States
Saildrone, Inc., a provider of high-resolution ocean data collected via a fleet of unmanned surface vehicles, announced that it has closed a $60 million round of Series B funding to scale up its global fleet of ocean drones to help monitor the state of the planet in real time.
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European cities soon to be ready for autonomous vehicles

European cities soon to be ready for autonomous vehicles

May 23, 2018 Switzerland
Autonomous vehicles promise to be the next revolution in public transport. But for these new services to develop, we must first identify the needs and motivations of their future users and be able to respond to them, meet many of the technological and regulatory challenges, and design new business models. This is the aim of the 4 year AVENUE project consortium, with a total budget of 22 million euros and funded by the European Commission up to the level of 16 million euros.
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Volvo first car maker in UK to comply with new emission protocols

Volvo first car maker in UK to comply with new emission protocols

May 22, 2018 United Kingdom
Volvo has become the first car manufacturer in the UK to homologate its entire model range under the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure.
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Mercedes-Benz to produce electric compact car in France

Mercedes-Benz to produce electric compact car in France

May 21, 2018 France
Mercedes-Benz Cars is expanding its capacities for electric cars in Europe. The Hambach plant in France will produce a compact electric car of the new product and technology brand EQ.
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Webinar Thursday 31 May - 48V Mild Hybrid Vehicles

Webinar Thursday 31 May - 48V Mild Hybrid Vehicles

May 21, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 31 May titled 48V Mild Hybrid Vehicles.
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Batteries and trucks go after the e-bus success story

Batteries and trucks go after the e-bus success story

May 18, 2018 Worldwide
In a recent press release, Volvo Trucks has unveiled its first all-electric truck for commercial use - the Volvo FL Electric. This piece of news is but the first in a series of announcements that started in November 2017 with the Tesla Semi, and has since seen other industry players like Daimler, Cummins, and emerging companies like Nikola present the advantages of converting the trucking industry from diesel engines to electric powertrains.
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Audi plans to sell 800,000 electrified cars in 2025

Audi plans to sell 800,000 electrified cars in 2025

May 17, 2018 Germany
Audi aims to sell approximately 800,000 fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids in the year 2025. To enable about every third customer to decide in favor of an e-model by the middle of the next decade, there is to be an electrified variant in each model series by then - most of them are to be fully electric, with a smaller proportion as plug-in hybrids.
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Webinar Thursday 24 May -Robots and drones: How everything is changing

Webinar Thursday 24 May -Robots and drones: How everything is changing

May 17, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 24 May titled Robots and drones: How everything is changing.
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Fast e-vehicle chargers put Iceland on road to energy sustainability

Fast e-vehicle chargers put Iceland on road to energy sustainability

May 16, 2018 Iceland
Iceland is implementing an ambitious plan to increase the adoption of renewable energy, with incentives to promote electric vehicles.
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Lagonda zero-emission SUV

Lagonda zero-emission SUV

May 15, 2018 United Kingdom
Lagonda has confirmed plans for its first production model: a radical, sector-defining zero-emission SUV.
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Emerging technology trends featured at IDTechEx (Part 2)

Emerging technology trends featured at IDTechEx (Part 2)

May 15, 2018 Worldwide
Monika Dunkel continues to explore worldwide technology and market trends in nine key areas, and opportunities they present for the UK.
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UPS to deploy new state-of-the-art EVs in London and Paris

UPS to deploy new state-of-the-art EVs in London and Paris

May 14, 2018 France, United Kingdom
UPS is working with UK-based technology firm ARRIVAL to develop a state-of-the-art pilot fleet of 35 electric delivery vehicles to be trialed in London and Paris.