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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 19, 2018
Electrify America expanding EV charging network

Electrify America expanding EV charging network

Electrify America has reached network interoperability agreements that will increase the range confidence of EV drivers, and will feature an interconnected network of approximately 12,500 chargers, located at shopping centers, gas stations, convenience stores, workplaces, and multi-family dwellings, as of June 30, 2019.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 11, 2018
Graphene for vehicle parts

Graphene for vehicle parts

Graphene is a material used in coating, cell phones and even some sporting goods - and soon, will be used under the hood in Ford vehicles, a first in automotive. Ford, along with Eagle Industries and XG Sciences, has found a way to use a very small amount of graphene while achieving major property improvements - more lightweight, better heat conductivity and noise reduction.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 12, 2018
IoT: Real Growth Despite the Smoke and Mirrors

IoT: Real Growth Despite the Smoke and Mirrors

Behind the 'smoke and mirror' marketing, LPWAN connections see 46% CAGR to 2025
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A report from UITP-Busworld 2017

A report from UITP-Busworld 2017

UITP-Busworld 2017 took place at Kortrijk Expo from the 23rd to the 25th October 2017. Running for over 40 years it is the worlds oldest and largest bus and coach exhibition. This year UITP and Busworld announced the first collaboration of their international bus conference in parallel to the Busworld exhibition. Analyst Aman Atak was there to learn about new developments and products, as well as attending the conference, in parallel, on the outlook of electric buses in China.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 26, 2017
Fully integrated electric axles to market

Fully integrated electric axles to market

AxleTech International has announced their partnership with TM4 to develop integrated electric axles (e-axles) for heavy-duty vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 25, 2017
Teijin Aramid supporting student teams in solar car race

Teijin Aramid supporting student teams in solar car race

Teijin Aramid has announced it is supporting two student teams, one from KU Leuven and one from the University of Michigan, to compete in the 'Challenger' category of this year's Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 12, 2017
Rubber material for flexible, unbreakable devices

Rubber material for flexible, unbreakable devices

A group of researchers have discovered a stretchy miracle material that could be used to create highly resistant smart devices and scratch-proof paint for cars.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 28, 2017
Audi working on advanced solar car bodywork

Audi working on advanced solar car bodywork

Audi and Alta Devices, a subsidiary of solar-cell specialist, Hanergy Thin Film Power, plan to work together to integrate solar cells into panoramic glass roofs of Audi models.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 23, 2017
ShAPEing the future of magnesium car parts

ShAPEing the future of magnesium car parts

Magnesium — the lightest of all structural metals — has a lot going for it in the quest to make ever lighter cars and trucks that go farther on a tank of fuel or battery charge.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 22, 2017
Researchers develop tough, self-healing rubber

Researchers develop tough, self-healing rubber

Researchers have developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural rubber but can also self-heal.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 11, 2018
Graphene for vehicle parts

Graphene for vehicle parts

Graphene is a material used in coating, cell phones and even some sporting goods - and soon, will be used under the hood in Ford vehicles, a first in automotive. Ford, along with Eagle Industries and XG Sciences, has found a way to use a very small amount of graphene while achieving major property improvements - more lightweight, better heat conductivity and noise reduction.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
A report from UITP-Busworld 2017

A report from UITP-Busworld 2017

UITP-Busworld 2017 took place at Kortrijk Expo from the 23rd to the 25th October 2017. Running for over 40 years it is the worlds oldest and largest bus and coach exhibition. This year UITP and Busworld announced the first collaboration of their international bus conference in parallel to the Busworld exhibition. Analyst Aman Atak was there to learn about new developments and products, as well as attending the conference, in parallel, on the outlook of electric buses in China.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 25, 2017
Teijin Aramid supporting student teams in solar car race

Teijin Aramid supporting student teams in solar car race

Teijin Aramid has announced it is supporting two student teams, one from KU Leuven and one from the University of Michigan, to compete in the 'Challenger' category of this year's Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 28, 2017
Audi working on advanced solar car bodywork

Audi working on advanced solar car bodywork

Audi and Alta Devices, a subsidiary of solar-cell specialist, Hanergy Thin Film Power, plan to work together to integrate solar cells into panoramic glass roofs of Audi models.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 22, 2017
Researchers develop tough, self-healing rubber

Researchers develop tough, self-healing rubber

Researchers have developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural rubber but can also self-heal.