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4 Aug 2021

The Challenges of the World's Largest Electric Vehicle Market

China's electric two-wheeler market is the largest electric vehicle market in the world. Some 29.66 million were produced in 2020 (with sales typically at over 98% of production). Today, however, the market is no longer seeing the explosive growth of the past, the IDTechEx report "Electric Two-wheelers 2021-2041" finds.
4 Aug 2021

Komatsu Announces Alliance to Advance Zero-Emission Mining Solutions

Working together to rapidly innovate in support of carbon reduction targets, Komatsu and several of its customers have formed the Komatsu Greenhouse Gas Alliance. The founding members of the alliance are Rio Tinto, BHP, Codelco and Boliden.
4 Aug 2021

Meet the BeBot, a Beach Cleaning Robot

Walk any beach or coastline around the world and you're bound to encounter some form of plastic pollution. Plastic waste isn't just an eyesore that impacts tourism and local economies; it's also an environmental hazard that can harm wildlife and degrade crucial coastal ecosystems.
3 Aug 2021

General Motors EV Day

GM are one of the largest vehicle manufacturers in the world and they are getting serious about vehicle electrification.
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3 Aug 2021

Hydrogen Engine-Equipped Corolla to Enter Super Taikyu Race

Toyota Motor Corporation will enter a vehicle equipped with a developmental hydrogen-powered engine at the five-hour-long Super Taikyu Race in Autopolis. The hydrogen engine is being developed as part of Toyota's efforts to realize a carbon-neutral mobility society.
3 Aug 2021

CATL Unveils First Generation of Sodium-ion Batteries

CATL unveiled the company's first-generation sodium-ion battery, together with its AB battery pack solution - which is able to integrate sodium-ion cells and lithium-ion cells into one pack. Sodium-ion batteries will provide a new solution for the use of clean energy and transportation electrification, thus promoting the early realization of the goal of carbon neutrality.
3 Aug 2021

RETORQ Motors

RETORQ designs and manufactures electric motors based on its proprietary axial flux reluctance torque motor technology. Their technology presents several benefits in comparison to many typical permanent magnet machines used in electric vehicles today. IDTechEx interviewed RETORQ Motors to learn more about their motor, its advantages and applications for EVs.
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2 Aug 2021

Functional Automotive Exteriors With Printed/Flexible Electronics

While vehicle interiors might be an obvious target for emerging technologies based on printed/flexible electronics, there are also plenty of opportunities for vehicle exteriors. These range from transparent heaters to solar panels, and benefit from attributes as varied as transparency, conformality, low weight, and tunable absorption spectra.
2 Aug 2021

Longest eVTOL Flight to Date

Joby Aero Inc has achieved an important milestone in the development of its aircraft, flying a full-size prototype vehicle more than 150 miles on a single charge, including a vertical take-off and landing.
2 Aug 2021

'Founding Father' of Lithium Ion Batteries Helps Solve 40 Year Problem

In the late 1970s, M. Stanley Whittingham was the first to describe the concept of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, an achievement for which he would share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Yet even he couldn't have anticipated the complex materials science challenges that would arise as these batteries came to power the world's portable electronics.
2 Aug 2021

Mining Electrification: Vehicles, Generation, Repurposing 2022-2042

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Xiaoxi He
30 Jul 2021

Hyundai Motor and LG Energy Solution to Invest in EV Partnership

Under the MoU, Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution will invest a total of USD 1.1 billion into the JV to build a battery cell plant in Karawang, Indonesia. The Group and LG Energy Solution will each have a 50 percent ownership stake in the JV. The Indonesian government agrees to offer various incentives and rewards to support the stable operation of the plant.
30 Jul 2021

First of a Kind Trojan Energy Charge Points go Live in Brent

First-of-a-kind on-street electric vehicle charge points are now officially live for testing in the London Borough of Brent.
29 Jul 2021

Thermoelectrics Enters the Fast Track

Thermoelectric cooling, heating, and harvesting is partly a great success now, partly to be a success later. First to analyze this big picture is the new IDTechEx report, "Thermoelectric Cooling, Heating, Harvesting: 90 Companies' Achievements and Strategies Appraised with Roadmap 2022-2042".
29 Jul 2021

Partnership for Silicon-Anode Batteries for the 7-Seater Lilium Jet

CUSTOMCELLS, who supply international aviation, automotive and military customers, including Porsche AG, will be one of Lilium's prime suppliers, manufacturing lithium-ion batteries at scale for the all-electric 7-Seater Lilium Jet.
29 Jul 2021

Pony.ai

Pony.ai is an autonomous robotaxi company founded in 2016 and co-located between California and Guangzhou, China.
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28 Jul 2021

JX Nippon Mining & Metals

JX Nippon Mining & Metals (JX) is an integrated producer of copper and related metals.
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28 Jul 2021

Air Taxi Winners: Watch Orders Not Investment

Air taxi operators are unfazed by the 200 or so organizations designing vertical take-off electric aircraft. Follow the economics and the orders not the fluid investments from people seeking the next Tesla. Those getting the huge investments often lack significant orders.
28 Jul 2021

AutoX

AutoX is backed by Alibaba and based in Shenzhen, China. They are one of the leaders in the race to providing a robotaxi service and have a presence in both the US and China.
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28 Jul 2021

Gas Diffusion Layers: Materials, Supply & Demand in Fuel Cell Vehicles

In this article, IDTechEx explores the role of the gas diffusion layer in PEM fuel cells, with further details on the supply chain, market shares and expected demand to 2030.
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