Meet Decision Makers From

  • Automotive OEMs - Electric, Autonomous and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Engineering Consultancies
  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 Suppliers in EV
  • Electrified Powertrain Systems and Component Suppliers
  • Thermal Systems and Related Component Manufacturers
  • High Voltage Systems and Power Semiconductor Suppliers
  • Testing and Crash Safety Engineering Services
 Lightweight Material Suppliers
  • EV CAE Software and Modeling Suppliers
  • Battery and Fuel Cell Manufacturers
  • Battery Management Systems Suppliers
  Components, Switchers, Controllers and Inverter Suppliers
  • Charging Infrastructure
  • Benchmarking Engineering Services Providers
  • National Laboratories and Government Technology Offices
With Following Job Titles:
  • CEO / Vice President / General Manager from EV OEMs

  • Chief Engineer - Battery Electric & Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles
  • Chief Engineer, Electrified Propulsion Systems

  • Chief Engineer, Electrical Systems

  • Head, EV Engineering Systems
  • Head of Vehicle Electrification Technology
  • Head of Hybrid and EV Battery Systems

  • Chief Scientist, Energy and Systems
Head of Vehicle Architecture
  • Head of Systems and Control Engineering
  • Electrification Project Engineer
  • Head of Research, Materials and Manufacturing
  •  Group Product Director Hybrid and Electric Systems
  • Lead Engineer, Electrical Systems Engineering

  • Lead Engineer, Electrified Powertrains

  • Head of Body Structures / Body in White
  • Battery Electric Vehicle Global Lead Engineer
  • Global Battery Systems Engineering
  • Battery Research Engineer
    Technical Manager - Innovation Management
  • Innovation & Technology Development Manager
  • Chief Engineer & Technical Leader - Energy Storage & Systems

Congress Day 2: Thursday 6 December 2018

8:30    Coffee and Registration

09:00    Chair's Opening Remarks

Anne Van Damme, Technical Expert, Electrification Within Manufacturing Engineering, Volvo Cars, Belgium

Understanding The Roadmap And Future Potential For The Next Generation Of Lithium Ion Batteries, Solid State Batteries And Fuel Cell Technologies

09:05    Opening Address: Roadmap on Zero Emission Energy Technologies For PHEVs, BEVs and FCVs - How is the Future Going to Unfold?

  • Exploring the expectations for lithium ion, lithium sulphur batteries and solid-state batteries?  What are the timelines?
  • Is there a future for the hydrogen economy and fuel cells?
  • Applications including pure fuel cell vehicles and hybrids

Dr. Colin Herron CBE, Managing Director, Zero Carbon Futures and Chair, Electric Vehicle Energy Task Force, UK

9:30    Roadmap To Zero Emission Vehicles And Sustainable Mobility - The Hydrogen Powered Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle  

Hugo Spowers, Chief Engineer, Riversimple, UK

10:00    Rethinking Electric Vehicle Architecture, Body Structure And Battery Integration - Case Study On The Uniti City Car 

Lewis Horne, CEO and CTO, Uniti, Sweden

10:30    Questions and Discussion

10:40    Networking Coffee Break in the Exhibition Area

11:10    Development Of High-Energy Lithium Sulphur Batteries And Their Automotive Applications

  • Update on developments in high energy lithium-sulfur and lithium sulphur batteries including materials and electrolytes
  • Opportunities and fundamental challenges with lithium-sulfur battery technologies
  • Application for light and vheavy weight trucks and commercial vehicles

11:35    Progress In The Commercialisation Of Solid-State Battery Technology For Plug-In And Hybrid Electric Vehicles

  • Advantages of moving to solid-state lithium ion batteries and systems in terms of greater power and energy per unit mass, greater safety and lower cost
  • Applications and manufacturability benefits

Nad Karim, Founder, KeraCel, USA

12:05    Questions and Discussion


12:15    Development Opportunities For New Battery Technologies And Realising Their Potential For The Next Generation Of EVs - What Can We Expect?

Dr. Peter Van den Bossche, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Power Electronics, Batteries and Charging Systems, Vrije Universiteit (VUB), Belgium

Nad Karim, Founder, KeraCel, USA

Dr. Colin Herron CBE, Managing Director, Zero Carbon Futures and Chair, Electric Vehicle Energy Task Force, UK

13:00    Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Area


14:00    Managing EV Longevity, Durability, Product Lifecycle And Recyclability Of Vehicle Structures And Batteries 

  • What are the regulations on vehicle and battery recyclability and how does the EV designer factor these in?
  • How are body structure material choices impacted?
  • Progress in the recycling of composite materials
  • End of battery life - how can vehicle batteries be recycled?

Oliver Kuttner, Chief Executive Officer, Edison2, USA

Attribute Balancing, E-Driveline And NVH Optimisation For EV Performance Enhancement

14:20    Efficient E-Driveline And Transmission Systems For EV Performance Enhancement

  • Improving energy efficiency with multi-speed transmissions in EV applications
  • Advances in electric all wheel drive (e-AWD) systems
  • Trends in the use of permanent magnet electric motors vs. AC induction motors
  • Performance optimisation for different vehicle demands

14:45   Case Study - Optimising Electric Vehicle Architectures To Meet Crash Safety, Stiffness, Durability And NVH Objectives

Design for excellent noise, vibration and handling (NVH) performance is very important with quite different issues in EVs compared with internal combustion engine vehicles

  • Body optimisation for balanced design weight, cost and vehicle performance
  • Meeting crash safety requirement including front and side pole tests
  • Attribute balancing and electric powertrain optimisation for best electric vehicle noise, vibration, handling (NVH) performance

15:10    Questions and Discussion

15:20    Networking Coffee Break In The Exhibition Area

Safety Regulation, Crashworthiness And Fire Protection For EVs 

15:50    Update On Standards Initiatives For Crash Safety, Fire Protection And Testing Of High Voltage Battery EVs

There are a lack of safety standards for high voltage vehicles and , a global problem for OEMs.  What are the legal requirements currently and what is practical in the real world?

  • Understanding implications for body structure of the development of more critical crash testing and vehicle safety standards
  • Key testing regimes under Euro NCAP and US NHTSA
  • Adopting safety standards and fire protection measures for lithium ion batteries and high voltage powertrains
  • Simulation models for the battery
  • ECR100 rules and designing in thermal protection
  • Evolution of European and Asian standards and compliance - what is practical for the real world?

Priorities For Efficient Fast Charging Technologies, Service Infrastructure And Test Systems

16:15    Global Initiatives In Fast Charging Technology And EV Infrastructure Roll-Out

  • Innovations and timescales for development and roll-out of fast charging infrastructure throughout Europe
  • Increasing the overall energy efficiency of fast charging
  • Implications for vehicles architecturesStatus and moving towards greater harmonization of standards globally  

Tim Nicklin, Manager, Electric Vehicle Charging and Energy Management, Ford Motor Co. and Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, UK

Oliver Kuttner, Chief Executive Officer, Edison2, USA


16:40    Prospects For More Efficient Wireless Charging Technologies  And Infrastructure   

Wireless charging is less efficient than most plug-in charging technology which means it will take more electricity to charge the same vehicle.  What are the prospects for closing the efficiency gap?  What is the trade-off between convenience and ease of use vs. additional cost?

  • Status of production ready inductive charging systems
  • Standards development for the groundpad and carpad connecting to the EVs electrical backbone
  • Timeline for dynamic wireless charging

Dr. Peter Van den Bossche, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Power Electronics, Batteries and Charging Systems, Vrije Universiteit (VUB), Belgium


17:05    Battery Management Systems To Increase Performance And Lifetime Of Lithium Ion Cells

  • New developments in battery management systems (BMS) to control balancing and charging
  • Algorithms for fast charging to minimise impact on battery life
  • Optimising usage to minimise rate of ageing and extend life
  • Control models that guarantee safety and maximise performance through the battery pack service life


17:25    Smarter Future Proof Testing For A New Generation Of Electric And Autonomous Vehicles - Towards An Integrated Approach For Powertrain And Power Systems

17:45    Question And Answer Session

17:50    Chair's Closing Remarks - Amazon Echo And Champagne Draw

18:00    End Of Conference



See OEM Case Studies And Technical Presentations On:

Build EV Supply Chain & Improve EV Competitiveness: Understand Challenges OEMs Are Facing When Developing The Next Generation Of EVs And Investigate Opportunities With Providing Targeted Solutions

Safety Regulations & Crashworthiness For EVs: Understand Safety Regulations Specific To EVs And Explore The Best Practices And Solutions To Help Meet Safety & Crashworthiness Requirements

Whole Vehicle Design Concepts And Technical Breakthroughs: Hear About The Latest Ideas And Techniques For Protecting The Battery And Delivering Safety At Higher Standards

Optimal Architecture & Battery Placement For EVs:

  • Compare The Pros And Cons Of Different Battery Integration Solutions Including:
  • Inside The Battery Pack, Cells & Modules
  • Outside The Battery Case Including Power Electronics Components
  • High Voltage Electric Systems
  • Low Voltage Electronics Systems
  • Drivetrain Including Motor And Transmission

Balancing Trade-Offs In EV Systems: Hear How To Balance The Trade-offs Between Range, Cost, Weight And Customer Needs

Strategies For Battery System Integration Into Body In White: Hear About Integration Strategies For Both New Build And Adapting Conventional Vehicle Platforms 

Thermal Performance Optimisation And System Integration: Explore Advanced Solutions To Optimise Thermal Performance Of EV Systems

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