Continental has developed a sensor (satellite) for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles that will immediately shut off the high-voltage battery in the event of a collision so emergency service personnel can come to the aid of accident victims without the risk of suffering an electric shock.
Saab selected UQM Technologies to power Saab’s all-electric Saab 9-3 ePower development test fleet. Deliveries began in the third calendar quarter of 2010 and will continue through CY 2011.
A murder mystery set in Detroit in 1910 sounded interesting, though I will admit that at first glance I thought the Detroit Electric in the title of D.E. Johnson’s novel (The Detroit Electric Scheme) referred to skullduggery at the local power company versus the real-life Anderson Carriage Company that built electric vehicles back in the day.
Continental hopes to overcome what it sees as the greatest obstacles to the success of electric vehicles – concerns regarding limited range.
The 2010 world fitment rate for two of the most talked-of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) functions, blind spot detection and adaptive cruise control, was only about 1% each, or 1.5 million units, according to Helena Perslow, an automotive market analyst with IMS Research. Perslow is currently conducting research for the 2011 edition of “World Market for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.”
The Electric Vehicles market is irrefutably changing the landscape of the automotive world and its related industries, according to Frost & Sullivan. To successfully grasp these changes as well as the manifold opportunities and implications they bring, it is critical to understand the new business models and infrastructure trends in the EV space.
The value of semiconductors in electric vehicles (EV) is much greater than in vehicles with conventional engines, according to a new report* from IMS Research. The firm forecasts that demand for electric vehicles will grow steadily throughout the decade, from less than 600,000 in 2008 to over 12 million in 2020, and the value of semiconductors in an EV drivetrain is over 10 times higher than in a conventional vehicle drivetrain.
Tier one suppliers, lithium ion battery makers, and manufacturers of traction motors are among the firms battling for a foothold in the electric vehicle market, according to a new report from IMS Research.
As the global market for electrified vehicles grows rapidly over the next several years, lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries in a variety of chemistries will be the technology of choice for auto manufacturers. The opportunity for Li-ion batteries will be primarily driven by plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles, which require much larger battery packs than conventional hybrids. According to a new report from Pike Research, this market growth will create a Li-ion transportation battery industry with nearly $8 billion in sales worldwide by 2015, up from $878 million in 2010.