WHO SHOULD ATTEND

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 One: Wednesday 5 December 2018

07:20    Registration Opens

07:30-08:30 Breakfast Briefing: EV Market Projections - Expectations For The Era Of Electric And Autonomous Vehicles

When will we fully arrive in the era of battery electric or even fuel cell vehicles?  What is the future for hybrids? How do we address the arguments of late adopters?  

Over breakfast, attendees can hear the latest projections as to how fast EVs will come to market, clarity on regulatory timescales for cutting diesel entirely and more about the development of the EV market, including region specific forecasts for production and battery development.

08:30    Coffee and Registration

09:00    Chair's Welcome And Introduction

Dr. Tilo Schweers, Executive Director, Head of Passenger Car Engineering, EV and HEV Chief Engineer, Borgward Group, Germany

How To Produce EVs Efficiently At Acceptable Cost For The Mass Market

09:05    Navigating EV Challenges In Moving To The Mass Market

Leading EV manufacturers will provide their insights and perspectives on the macro strategic, technical and commercial challenges they are facing in respect of taking products from prototype to the mass market, including scalability, supply chain issues, choice of materials, challenges in the manufacturing process for EV's in plants worldwide, and how they can factor manufacturing issues in to the design phase.

  • Electric vehicle design and integration for ease of assembly and reduce  complexity and costs
  • Integrated assembly methods for lowest cost
  • Integrating the level of integration - developing systems rather than individual sub-systems
  • Designing the battery and battery pack to take as little space as possible
  • Developing and securing the supply chain for EV components at scale - implications for increased integration between OEMs and suppliers

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

EV OEM PANEL

09:30    How Can EV Manufacturers Produce Electric Vehicles At An Acceptable Cost Level?

Technological developments will eventually enable the production of smaller, lighter, cheaper, more efficient and reliable electric vehicles, but at the moment many OEMs are still working with standard suppliers.  Overall efficiency is the name of the game and it also allows an OEM to downsize batteries if they can reduce weight.

  • What are the latest developments in the area of efficiency and to what extent are these being applied by different OEMs, and with what success?
  • Adopting innovations In lightweighting to maximise energy efficiency
  • Achieving efficiency through downsizing electric motors including innovations towards simpler gearboxes
  • Adopting more efficient components for electrification and powertrain  
  • Increasing the thermal management efficiency including heat pumps, heating and cooling systems
  • Practical applications of efficiency strategies from leading OEMs

Dr. Tilo Schweers, Executive Director, Head of Passenger Car Engineering, EV and HEV Chief Engineer, Borgward Group, Germany

Dr. Fei Xiong, Vice President, Product Engineering, Qiantu Motor, China

Leon Kaunitz, Director of Body, Structural Engineering and Advanced Technology,NIO, USA

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

Oliver Kuttner, Founder and CEO, Edison2, USA

10:20    Questions and Discussion    


10:30    Networking Coffee Break in the Exhibition Area 


OEM CASE STUDIES

11:00    Rethinking Electric Vehicle Architectures, Body Structures And Battery Integration

  • Adopting customer and regulatory requirements
  • Reducing overall mass of the vehicle
  • Battery sizing - how much is big enough?
  • Taking a whole vehicle approach to structures, battery packaging, thermal management, electrical systems and powertrain 
  • Optimising trade-offs and cutting costs

Leon Kaunitz, Director of Body, Structural Engineering and Advanced Technology,NIO, USA

Oliver Kuttner, Founder and CEO, Edison2, USA

12:10    Questions and Discussion

Ensuring Synergy Between EV Design And Cost-Effective Assembly And Manufacturing Processes


12:20    Headline Sponsor Presentation: Lightweight Architecture Concepts For Battery Protection

  • Utilising materials science and engineering expertise to drive competitive advantage for design of lightweight structures and cutting-edge mobility concepts
  • Incorporating structural inserts and adhesives to achieve significant weight reduction by substrate change to light metals, material downgauging and topology optimisation

David Caro, Head of Global Automotive Engineering, Henkel, Germany

12:45    Questions and Discussion

12:55    Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Area

14:00    Understanding The Manufacturing Implications Of Next Generation Electric Vehicle Architectures


During the EV development phase, the assembly method for lowest cost needs to be integrated to avoid complex, expensive assembly processes, whilst taking into account safety concerns and considerations.

  • How do OEMs transform design into cost-effective manufacturing and what are the challenges associated with this?
  • What solutions are required to ensure really creative design is employed in order to realise the full potential of EVs?  
  • How far will the new generation in the industry be able to push the boundaries of EV design?

Dr. Fei Xiong, Vice President, Product Engineering, Qiantu Motor, China

14:30    Update On Lightweighting Innovations And Advanced Material Applications For Electric And Autonomous Vehicle Structures

The next generation of body in white will be significantly different from now because today battery trays and the engines are not integrated, but instead bolted to the body in white. But the next generation will be fully integrated.

  • Next generation of body in white for electric and autonomous vehicles
  •  What are the challenges and opportunities of achieving integration of the battery with the body structure?

Dr. Nan Li, Assistant Professor, Breakthrough Technologies for Lightweight Vehicle Design and Manufacturing, Dyson School of Design Engineering, UK

Comparing Approaches And Solutions To Optimising Cooling And Thermal Management

14:55    Overcoming The Challenges In Optimising And Integrating The Thermal Management In EV's

Optimising thermal energy management is key to avoid wasting thermal
energy in electric vehicles.  Currently there are too many options and adopting greater commonality would help reduce costs.

  • How do you manage the heat that is generated?
  • What sort of heat exchanger design should be used?
  • Creative solutions for thermal management, what are the available technologies
  • Reducing the number of cooling circuits for battery, motor and mechatronics
  • Incorporating PCMs, (phase change materials) in a thermal management situation
  • Moving to a single fluid that is capable of lubricating and cooling at the same time
  • Adoption of more effective refrigerant based cooling systems
  • Options for lightweight materials and technologies for the increasing number of fluid connections
  • Compatibility of polymeric materials with fluids

Toby Schulz, Co-Founder and CTO, Vantage Power, UK

15:20   Questions and Discussion

15:30    Networking Coffee Break in the Exhibition Area

BATTERY COOLING

16:00    Battery Cooling Technology And Thermal Management Systems For                       Battery Packs 

  • Technology advances in cooling solutions for the battery pack
  • Developments in novel materials for advanced thermal management systems for battery packs
  • Prospects to design and develop a battery that operates across a wider range of temperatures
  • Update on the UK Impact (Improved Power Battery Cooling Technology) and CoRuBa (Cold Running Battery) projects
ROLE FOR CARBON FIBRE AND COMPOSITES

16:30    Carbon Fibre And Composite Lightweighting For Integrated Structures And Battery Integration

  • Composite structures for the overall vehicle
  • Insights into requirements for body structure from the OEM side
  • Body structures like floor or pillar to replace steel
  • Having the right mix of high performance composite that is also lightweight

Lewis Butler, Technical Director, Mahindra Formula E, UK

16:55    Questions And Discussion

PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY FOR THE BATTERY

17:05    Options for Packaging Technology to Provide Optimal Battery Protection

  • How do you protect the battery?
  • Designing the battery and battery pack to take as little space as possible
  • Requirements on crashworthiness to protect the battery itself
  • Assessing the materials that can be used within that to protect systems around the battery including frames and shielding 
  • The role of special coatings and sealants for leak-proofing

17:30    Questions And Discussion

17:40    Chair's Closing Remarks - Day 1

17:50-18:50  Networking Drinks Reception For All Attendees

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LEARNING BENEFITS

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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