Busting electric vehicle myths
Following a surprise break into the EV market, Dyson’s £2bn project came to the end of the road in October 2019. As the famed maker of vacuum cleaners and hair dryers failed to find a way to make its project commercially viable, is the EV hype fizzling out? Simone Bruckner, Managing Director of Cressall Resistors, busts some of the myths in EV uptake.
An all-electric future – how likely is it?
With so many technological advances, cars are rapidly changing, with fully autonomous cars set to be rolled out by 2020. But what can we expect from our electric automobiles? Well, the concept of the electric car may have been around for over 100 years, but it’s only now that it is becoming a driving force in the car industry. We join Lookers, retailers of the Mercedes Gle, to delve into this matter further.
EV architecture provides audio performance using less power
Harman International has announced its EV Plus+ Solutions, a new audio and communications solutions bundle designed specifically for the fast growing Electric Vehicle (EV) segment and their eco-conscious owners. The solutions overcome challenges unique to EVs and offer consumers a no-compromise level of entertainment, communication and comfort, flexibly and sustainably.
Smart food-labelling project to reduce food waste in 2020
CPI, a UK-based technology innovation centre and a founding member of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, has supported the development of a next generation smart labelling technology aimed at dramatically cutting food waste and health risks across the perishable goods industry.
GaN systems and SPARX advance GaN in electric vehicles
GaN Systems has announced that SPARX Group ‘Mirai Creation Fund II’ has made an investment in GaN Systems. Mirai fund provides capital to companies with the goal of accelerating innovation, Vehicle Electrification being one of the major targets, to generate a ‘new power’ that will shape the future and impact our world.
Electric superbike to revolutionise the motorcycling industry
Damon Motorcycles announced that its CoPilot advanced warning system will be powered by BlackBerry QNX technology across its entire line-up of advanced electric motorcycles. As part of the agreement, Damon has licensed BlackBerry QNX technology, including its real time operating system to serve as the safe and secure foundation for the Damon CoPilot warning system on its new flagship electric motorcycle.
Looking ahead to the next decade of electric trucks
IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr David Wyatt has recently published a report update ‘Electric Truck 2020-2030’, focusing on electrification in the medium and heavy-duty truck markets, providing a comprehensive set of market forecasts.
Sustaining wind farms with VpCI technology
Wind and solar power are fast becoming the renewable energies of choice in countries across the globe. Offshore and onshore wind energy is emerging in and around the seas of the world. Now engineers are battling the question of how to make renewable infrastructure last.
Two thirds of Brits think EVs are the future
Transport currently accounts for almost a third (30%) of the world’s total energy use and around a quarter of the global energy related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. With climate change high on the news agenda and more consumers than ever making a conscious effort to reduce their carbon footprint, there is no bigger industry that is impacted by this than the travel and motor sector. MPA looks at the biggest factors that are overhauling th...
Growth in EVs presents opportunity for property owners
Despite the hype in the media, electric vehicles might seem a niche market right now with sales of electric cars in October 2019 accounting for just 2.3% of the overall car market according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. However, the 3,162 purely electric vehicles sold is triple the figure 12 months previously.