Tag: IDTechEx

Jul 2, 2015 - 08:40 am

Drag race, IDTechEx.

Video tip: A mini drag race saw the European champion sprinter Dafne Schippers compete against the ultra-efficient solar car Nuna 8 by the TU Delft. The somewhat surprising outcome of this pitch between a human and a machine can be explained by the short distance. It is all about getting off the block first.
youtube.com (in German), youtube.com (amateur video)

Research tip: With the rise of hybrids and EVs, connected industries, such as power electronics for these vehicles, grow as well. A new study by IDTechEx predicts 40 – 70% growth over the next decade, with the market leaping to 86 billion dollars in 2025, from 16 billion in 2014.
idtechex.com (report), idtechex.com

Jan 29, 2015 - 09:11 am

Electric and hybrid buses, First 2016 Chevy Volt ad.

Research tip: According to a new report by IDTechEx, the market for electric and hybrid buses could reach a volume of more than 72 billion dollars by 2025. The “Electric Buses 2015-2025″ report analyses about 100 manufacturers while taking into account regional trends.

Video-Tipp: Fear-free driving is the key message of Chevrolet’s first spot for the new Volt. The video appeals to emotion only as no words are spoken while the new range-extended EV is driven and driven and driven. Range anxiety suddenly seems so yesterday.

Jan 6, 2015 - 09:14 am

BMW i9, Thermoelectric energy harvesting, BMW i8 vs. BMW M4.

Click tip: 2016 BMW is to turn a century old and fans expect something special, something like an even more powerful sports car based on the i8. One BMW enthusiast now made a rendering of how the rumored BMW i9 could look like: as if Batman might buy it.

Study tip: IDTechEx report “Energy Harvesting/ Regeneration for Electric Vehicles Land, Water & Air 2015-2025” looks at electric vehicles producing energy on the go from heat, light, vibration, motion and more. The first hybrids could thus regain energy from exhaust heat by 2018.
idtechex.com (report to order) via businesswire.com

Video tip: German Auto Bild put two Bavarians to the test as it had the BMW i8 competing against the M4 in a drag race. Is it traction and torque or tradition and horsepower advantage that wins the race? The actual competition starts at minute 1:24.
autobild.de (in German) via autoblog.com


Dec 22, 2014 - 09:40 am

Innovation Route in Hamburg, Technology roadmap for EVs.

Video tip: Innovation Route 109 in Hamburg is getting busy with low-emission buses. Volvo’s plug-in 7900 Electric Hybrid bus began scheduled operation and will be compared with Volvo diesel hybrid buses as well as fuel cell buses from other manufacturers.
youtube.com (video), greencarcongress.com

Study tip: A new report by IDTechEx called “Electric Vehicle Forecasts, Trends and Opportunities 2015-2025” is looking at technologies like in-wheel motors, long-life batteries and supercaps suitable to increase EV efficiency in the years to come.
idtechex.com (study), electricvehiclesresearch.com

Dec 1, 2014 - 09:42 am

Electric and hybrid commercial vehicles, BMW i8 vs. BMW M1.

Study tip: A new report by IDTechEx titled “Industrial and Commercial Hybrid and Pure Electric Vehicles 2015-2025” is looking at electric and hybrid trucks and new players in the market including Wrightspeed, TEVA UK/JAV and EDI.
idtechex.com via electricvehiclesresearch.com

Video tip: Check out this battle between a classic and a classic-to-be. AutoExpress puts the BMW M1 on the track first just to then fast-forward decades of automobile design embodied in the plug-in hybrid i8.

Nov 27, 2014 - 09:57 am

Range extender forecast, BMW i3 design.

Study tip: A new report by IDTechEx expects the market for range extenders to grow over the next ten years to become worth 125 billion dollars in 2025. According to the “Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles 2015-2025” study, by 2025 more than 8 million vehicles will have an REx.
idtechex.com (report) via financialmirror.com

Video tip: Benoit Jacob, head of design BMWi, talks about the chassis of the i3 and how he tried to transport “competence” and “trust” while suggesting the light-weight of the material.


Oct 31, 2014 - 09:20 am

Chevy Volt production, Nissan Leaf sales record, Commercial EVs.

Video tip: CNN looks underneath the hood of the upcoming Chevy Volt and shows how the drive unit and battery pack are built. Watch as CNN’s Peter Valdes-Dapena (with some assistance from employees at GM battery lab in Warren, Michigan) assembles the next-gen Voltec drive unit.

Click tip: Nissan has set a new sales record, saying it already sold more Leafs until the end of September, than it did in all of 2013 (22,610 units). The first nine months of 2014 showed a 36 percent increase in sales compared to the same period last year.
electriccarsreport.com, automotive-business-review.com

Study tip: IDTechEx projects that the market for electric and hybrid vehicles for the construction, agriculture and mining sectors will be worth 30 billion dollars by 2025. According to the new report, i.e. tractors in agriculture will be electric in volume quantities by 2025.

Oct 17, 2014 - 08:29 am

Electric traction motors, Tesla Model S in Norway, Events.

Research tip: The market for electric traction motors will have generated more than 500 billion dollars between today and 2025, a new study by IDTechEx projects. The analysts further believe EV uptake will reach its tipping point even before the end of this decade.
idtechex.com via businesswire.com

Reading tip: Tesla’s launch of the Model S P85D has created quite a stir in Norway. More than 150 “old” Model S are being offered for sale by their owners, while before there were only 20. Well, the all-wheel drive kind of makes sense in wintry Norway.

Events for the upcoming week: eCarTec (Oct 21-23; Munich, Germany) ++ 6th International Conference for Electric and Hybrid Mobility (Oct 21-22; Munich, Germany) ++ CHAdeMO Fast Charging Europe Conference (Oct 23; Munich, Germany)
You can find a complete list of upcoming industry events at electrive.com/calendar

Oct 8, 2014 - 08:40 am

EV forecast, Ubitricity, BMW i3 vs. Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive.

Research tip: The market for electric vehicles, including boats and planes, could be worth 533 billion dollars by 2025, according to the ‘Electric Vehicle Forecasts, Trends and Opportunities 2015-2025’ report by IDTechEx. The updated October-version takes into account quads, too.

Reading tip I: Frank Pawlitschek, COO of Ubitricity, a Berlin-based start-up that enables charging via public lamp posts, in this interview explains what drives the company’s technology.
theecoreport.com (with video)

Reading tip II: Ted Kidd compared the BMW i3 and Mercedes B-Class ED and likes the Benz much better, esp. if you take more than one person with you as the back seats are “luxurious”.

Aug 15, 2014 - 08:29 am

Electric Motorcycles and Three Wheelers, Formula E, Webcast.

Research tip: A new study from IDTechEx is tellingly called “Electric Motorcycles and Three Wheel Electric Vehicles 2015-2025.” It predicts a market volume of 10.5 billion dollars by 2025 for these vehicles, including electric rickshaws and tuk-tuks.
idtechex.com, businesswire.com

Video tip: The Formula E is gearing up for its first race in Beijing with a TV spot called “Drive the future.” It features rather dystopian images and a child’s voice claiming back the cities as “ours.”

Event for the upcoming week: Webcast “Accelerating Electric-Vehicle Battery Development and Advanced Simulation” (August 21st)
You can find a complete list of upcoming industry events at electrive.com/calendar

Jun 3, 2014 - 08:26 am

Hybrid and pure electric car sales, Men and women drive EVs differently.

Research tip I: IDTechEx predicts global sales of hybrid and pure electric cars to triple, reaching 178.9 billion dollars in 2024, as components become more integrated and range extenders even out the conventional car’s competitive edge.

Research tip II: The UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies conducted two studies taking a gendered approach to examining EV uptake. In short, women look at the practicalities, while men are drawn to EVs because of their fascination with new technology.
its.ucdavis.edu, its.ucdavis.edu (PHEV ownership in CA) via mein-elektroauto.com (in German)

May 22, 2014 - 09:07 am

Electric boats and submarines, Tesla Superchargers.

Study tip: The market for electric boats and submarines is about to explode, according to a study by IDTechEx. The consultancy firm sees a potential growth from 2.6 billion dollars in 2013 to over 7.3 billion by 2024.
idtechex.com (study to order) via electricvehiclesresearch.com

Click tip: Tesla updated its European supercharger map now showing more than 100 locations to be in operation by the end of next winter.

Mar 28, 2014 - 10:20 am

Bombardier, Type 2, Toyota, IDTechEx.

emil-inductive-chargingInductive Bus: In the German city of Brunswick, a new electric bus has now entered regular service. Operator Braunschweiger Verkehrs AG says, that so called Emil is the first inductively charged e-bus in scheduled service worldwide. It will serve on the highly frequented loop line M19. By 2015, Emil will be joined by more of his kind to serve the line with e-buses only. So far, two stops feature inductive charging developed by Bombardier and TU Braunschweig university.
braunschweiger-zeitung.de (in German), braunschweiger-verkehrs-ag.de (photos)

German standard for Europe: The Type 2 (three-phase AC) connector has been officially named the standard for the European Union, reports German news agency dpa with reference to the EU council of ministers. The Type 2 connector, also known as Mennekes plug gets already used for a while in European-built cars such as the BMW i3, Renault Zoe, Volvo V60 PHEV or Smart electric drive. Even Tesla’s European version of the Model S comes with a Type 2 intlet.
spiegel.de (in German), wiwo.de (in German)

Toyota presents TS040 Hybrid: The Japanese have unveiled their race car for the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship. The TS040 comes with a combination of a V8 engine and two electric motors. Together they got 735 kW and will unfold their full power at the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship.
greencarcongress.com, toyotahybridracing.com

Study tip: IDTechEx analysed the global activities of 140+ lithium battery manufacturers and predicts that by 2024, li-ion batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles will make up more than half of the total market volume.
idtechex.com, prnewswire.com

Mar 18, 2014 - 09:57 am

Regenerative braking in heavy industrial EVs, The New Fisker.

Study tip: A recently updated IDTechEx report finds that 90% of industrial heavy EVs will make use of regenerative braking systems by 2024. The “Energy Harvesting/Regeneration for Electric Vehicles Land, Water & Air 2014-2024” report looks at various forms of power generation for the use in electric vehicles.

Fisker history at a glance: The aptly named New Fisker website features a timeline listing Fisker milestones. While the Tesla lawsuit is included, the new owner Wanxiang apparently decided to leave out certain bits like the early investors and the inglorious involvement of battery manufacturer A123.
greencarreports.com, thenewfisker.com (timeline)

Feb 14, 2014 - 09:34 am

EV analysis, BMW i3, Formula E driver pool.

Click tip: IDTechEx launched its new ‘Electric Vehicle Market Intelligence Portal’ designed to provide analysis of the EV market for land, water and air.
idtechex.com (Portal) via etaiwannews.com

Video tip: Swiss Piero Istrice made this video advertising for the new Ecoist platform. Watch it all to the end to find out what happens when the i3 meets a V6 at the car wash!

Formula E driver pool complete: The electric racing series has filled the remaining eight spots in its pool of drivers. Jaime Alguersuari, Nicolas Minassian, Alex Brundle, Robert Doornbos, Christian Klien, Conor Daly, Katherine Legge and Ben Collins join the league of racers eager to get behind the wheel of the Spark-Renault SRT_01E for one of the ten Formula E teams.

Feb 10, 2014 - 09:46 am

Electric water crafts, Cadillac ELR.

Study tip: A new research by IDTechEX expects the market for electric water crafts to increase from 2.6 billion dollars of today to 7.3 billion in 2024. At the same time, sales of electric outboard motors will at least have tripled.
idtechex.com, electricvehiclesresearch.com

Video tip: GM leaves no doubt for who its Cadillac ELR is made for: the few that have it all – and still want more. Well, who else is luxury being made for?!
youtube.com, hybridcars.com

Found on electrive.com
02.07.2015 08:16