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Watermelons with ionic liquids rival batteries?

Watermelons with ionic liquids rival batteries?

Sep 26, 2018 Korea
Development of supercapacitors with high energy density and long cycle life using sustainable materials for next-generation applications is of paramount importance. The ongoing challenge is to elevate the energy density of supercapacitors on par with batteries, while upholding the power and cyclability.
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Virta EV charging platform awarded best energy product brand

Virta EV charging platform awarded best energy product brand

Sep 26, 2018 Finland
Virta - a Finnish electric vehicle charging service provider - has been awarded at the global CHARGE Energy Branding Awards for the Best Energy Product Brand. The forerunner company offers a digital platform for connecting energy and mobility services.
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IKEA Group commits to zero emissions targets for home delivery

IKEA Group commits to zero emissions targets for home delivery

Sep 25, 2018 United States, France, China, Netherlands
IKEA Group takes the next step towards reaching 100% zero emissions home deliveries by announcing an accelerated timeline for transitioning to EV in five major inner cities - Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and Shanghai - by 2020.
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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

Sep 25, 2018 Worldwide
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?
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World's first hydrogen fuel cell train

World's first hydrogen fuel cell train

Sep 24, 2018 Germany
The Coradia iLint, built by Alstom in Salzgitter, Germany, is equipped with fuel cells which convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, thus eliminating pollutant emissions related to propulsion. From 17 September onwards, two such trains will enter commercial service according to a fixed timetable in Lower Saxony.
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Drones 2018-2038: Components, Technologies, Roadmaps, Market Forecasts

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

Sep 21, 2018 Worldwide
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.
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Smart Materials Replace Components in a Box:Billion Dollar Opportunity

Smart Materials Replace Components in a Box:Billion Dollar Opportunity

Sep 21, 2018 Worldwide
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.
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World's largest deal for driverless grocery deliveries

World's largest deal for driverless grocery deliveries

Sep 21, 2018 United States
The agreement, which will see udelv supply supermarkets like Uptown Grocery, Buy For Less, Buy For Less Super Mercado and Smart Saver with an initial 10 customized cargo vans to service online deliveries in the OKC metro area, is the largest ADV deal in the world to date.
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TactoTek and Structural Electronics

TactoTek and Structural Electronics

Sep 20, 2018
This article concerns TactoTek in Oulu Finland and how its technologies can scale up and create billion dollar businesses.
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All-electric Mercedes-Benz truck for heavy-duty distribution

All-electric Mercedes-Benz truck for heavy-duty distribution

Sep 20, 2018 Germany
Mercedes-Benz Trucks is starting practical trials for its all-electric heavy-duty eActros truck. The retail and logistics service provider Hermes is the first of 20 customers in different sectors who will integrate the electric truck into their fleets. Each customer will use a near-series 18 or 25-tonner in their normal operations for one year to test it for day-to-day suitability.
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Highlights from the Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) 2018

Highlights from the Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) 2018

Sep 19, 2018 United Kingdom
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.
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Audi launches electrification offensive

Audi launches electrification offensive

Sep 19, 2018 United States
Audi strives to take electric mobility to the next level and plans to offer more than 20 electrified models by 2025 - some will be plug-in-hybrids - more than half will be fully-electric.
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Improvement in liquid batteries, electric car refuelling in minutes

Improvement in liquid batteries, electric car refuelling in minutes

Sep 19, 2018 Europe
One of the biggest drawbacks of electric vehicles - that they require hours and hours to charge - could be obliterated by a new type of liquid battery that is roughly ten times more energy-dense than existing models.
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IDTechEx TVNEXT Future Transportation unveils autonomous Parcel Delivery Solution

NEXT Future Transportation unveils autonomous Parcel Delivery Solution

Sep 18, 2018 United States
NEXT announces the introduction of its fully automated multiservice 'online-to-offline' platform, including a modular vehicle solution and the supporting operating system required to bring an ecosystem of logistics services to market at scale.
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Webinar Tuesday 2 October - Fuel Cell Vehicles

Webinar Tuesday 2 October - Fuel Cell Vehicles

Sep 18, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 2 October titled Fuel Cell Vehicles
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Automated Valet Parking, park your car by phone

Automated Valet Parking, park your car by phone

Sep 17, 2018 China
Daimler and Bosch have announced the successful premiere of their joint Automated Valet Parking pilot in Beijing. The technology symbolizes a pioneering effort in infrastructure-supported driverless parking and marks the first pilot of its kind in China.
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Structural composites as batteries & supercapacitors

Structural composites as batteries & supercapacitors

Sep 17, 2018
A key trend across many sectors is the multifunctionality of structural parts. This has extended to fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite material and the added functionality ranges to: enhanced electrical & thermal conductivity, embedded sensors & actuators, energy storage & harvesting, data transmission, self-healing, and adaptive response (morphing) mechanisms.
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Large Opportunity for 48VMH Medium and Large Trucks?

Large Opportunity for 48VMH Medium and Large Trucks?

Sep 14, 2018
Like the car equivalents, 48V mild hybrid trucks do not start as electric vehicles (driving the wheels electrically some or all of the time) but they are headed that way.
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Electric vehicles are the new material battleground

Electric vehicles are the new material battleground

Sep 14, 2018
Electric vehicles are rapidly scaling up in production, but under the surface of this explosive growth there are significant competitions taking place across the supply chain.
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How does the Vespa Elettrica stack up?

How does the Vespa Elettrica stack up?

Sep 14, 2018 Worldwide
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.