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Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 20, 2018
DPD will convert all Hamburg parcel deliveries to electro mobility

DPD will convert all Hamburg parcel deliveries to electro mobility

By the summer of 2019 at the latest, international parcel and express service provider DPD will be converting its entire parcel deliveries in inner-city districts of Hamburg to electro-mobility.
Press Release
120kW ultra-fast charger has set a new benchmark in EV charging

120kW ultra-fast charger has set a new benchmark in EV charging

Alfa Power last Fridayinstalled and tested its latest charger, and the specifications have been calibrated to achieve 120kW. For now, Alfa Power has decided to cap the supply at 100kW.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 19, 2018
Electric Vehicle Futures at the IDTechEx Show! Silicon Valley

Electric Vehicle Futures at the IDTechEx Show! Silicon Valley

Many new electric vehicles were on display at the IDTechEx Show! on November 14-15 in Santa Clara, but that was the tip of the iceberg. The event had a hidden message; the future enabling technologies for electric vehicles (EVs) from buses to cars to mining vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 19, 2018
Walmart and Ford test grocery delivery with self driving cars

Walmart and Ford test grocery delivery with self driving cars

Walmart is partnering with Ford to explore delivery with autonomous vehicle technology.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 19, 2018
Graphene based ultra capacitors boost double, single decker buses

Graphene based ultra capacitors boost double, single decker buses

The demand to reduce CO2 emissions in city centers is one of the key drivers for Wrightbus to implement new technology which cuts down CO2 emissions by saving fuel.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 16, 2018
Mercedes-Benz supplies first fully electrical bus, the eCitaro

Mercedes-Benz supplies first fully electrical bus, the eCitaro

Mercedes‑Benz delivered the first series production model of an urban bus with a fully-electric drive system to the public transport company Hochbahn AG in Hamburg. It is part of an order for 20 eCitaro buses.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 16, 2018
Using diamonds to recharge civilian drones in flight

Using diamonds to recharge civilian drones in flight

A small lab-grown diamond measuring a few millimeters per side could one day enable civilian drones to be recharged in mid-flight through a laser. Thanks to the diamond, the laser beam can remain strong enough over a long distance to recharge photovoltaic cells on the drones' surface.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 15, 2018
New generation battery-driven machines for sustainable mining

New generation battery-driven machines for sustainable mining

Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries, launches its second generation of battery-operated machines that will lower mining customers' costs and promote a healthier work environment.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 14, 2018
Coalition to reform EV tax credit

Coalition to reform EV tax credit

The EV Drive Coalition is working to urge Congress to reform the federal electric vehicle tax credit so automakers can continue producing, workers can continue building, and consumers can continue buying vehicles that produce zero emissions.
Press Release
Heading towards zero emission airports

Heading towards zero emission airports

The Finnish airport operator Finavia has decided to adopt Neste MY Renewable Diesel in its vehicles at Rovaniemi, Kuusamo, Ivalo and Kittilä airports. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is produced from waste and residues. The switch to renewable fuel is part of Finavia's goal to make its airports carbon dioxide neutral by 2020.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 13, 2018
VW to produce 50 million electric cars?

VW to produce 50 million electric cars?

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess says VW have sourced the batteries for 50 million electric cars.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 12, 2018
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 20, 2018
DPD will convert all Hamburg parcel deliveries to electro mobility

DPD will convert all Hamburg parcel deliveries to electro mobility

By the summer of 2019 at the latest, international parcel and express service provider DPD will be converting its entire parcel deliveries in inner-city districts of Hamburg to electro-mobility.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 19, 2018
Electric Vehicle Futures at the IDTechEx Show! Silicon Valley

Electric Vehicle Futures at the IDTechEx Show! Silicon Valley

Many new electric vehicles were on display at the IDTechEx Show! on November 14-15 in Santa Clara, but that was the tip of the iceberg. The event had a hidden message; the future enabling technologies for electric vehicles (EVs) from buses to cars to mining vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 19, 2018
Graphene based ultra capacitors boost double, single decker buses

Graphene based ultra capacitors boost double, single decker buses

The demand to reduce CO2 emissions in city centers is one of the key drivers for Wrightbus to implement new technology which cuts down CO2 emissions by saving fuel.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 16, 2018
Using diamonds to recharge civilian drones in flight

Using diamonds to recharge civilian drones in flight

A small lab-grown diamond measuring a few millimeters per side could one day enable civilian drones to be recharged in mid-flight through a laser. Thanks to the diamond, the laser beam can remain strong enough over a long distance to recharge photovoltaic cells on the drones' surface.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 14, 2018
Coalition to reform EV tax credit

Coalition to reform EV tax credit

The EV Drive Coalition is working to urge Congress to reform the federal electric vehicle tax credit so automakers can continue producing, workers can continue building, and consumers can continue buying vehicles that produce zero emissions.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 13, 2018
VW to produce 50 million electric cars?

VW to produce 50 million electric cars?

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess says VW have sourced the batteries for 50 million electric cars.
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.
Press Release
120kW ultra-fast charger has set a new benchmark in EV charging

120kW ultra-fast charger has set a new benchmark in EV charging

Alfa Power last Fridayinstalled and tested its latest charger, and the specifications have been calibrated to achieve 120kW. For now, Alfa Power has decided to cap the supply at 100kW.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 19, 2018
Walmart and Ford test grocery delivery with self driving cars

Walmart and Ford test grocery delivery with self driving cars

Walmart is partnering with Ford to explore delivery with autonomous vehicle technology.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 16, 2018
Mercedes-Benz supplies first fully electrical bus, the eCitaro

Mercedes-Benz supplies first fully electrical bus, the eCitaro

Mercedes‑Benz delivered the first series production model of an urban bus with a fully-electric drive system to the public transport company Hochbahn AG in Hamburg. It is part of an order for 20 eCitaro buses.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 15, 2018
New generation battery-driven machines for sustainable mining

New generation battery-driven machines for sustainable mining

Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries, launches its second generation of battery-operated machines that will lower mining customers' costs and promote a healthier work environment.
Press Release
Heading towards zero emission airports

Heading towards zero emission airports

The Finnish airport operator Finavia has decided to adopt Neste MY Renewable Diesel in its vehicles at Rovaniemi, Kuusamo, Ivalo and Kittilä airports. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is produced from waste and residues. The switch to renewable fuel is part of Finavia's goal to make its airports carbon dioxide neutral by 2020.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 12, 2018
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 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.