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

Agenda - Day One

Day One - Tuesday 25th May, 2021

Assessing Optimal Solutions For Overall Integration, Including Battery And Thermal Systems, And The Application Of Lightweight Materials

Approaches To High Level Concept Architecture >
Battery And Thermal Integration > Exploring Batteries As A Structural Component > Reducing Cost And Complexity Through Modularity And Multi-Use Components > Optimal Materials For EV Architectures And Battery Enclosures

07:30 Virtual Event Platform Opens: Login and familiarize yourself with the platform features and introduce yourself to other participants

08:30 Chair's Welcome And Introduction

PRE-CONFERENCE BREAKFAST BRIEFING

08:40 Assessing The Potential Market For Affordable B.E.V's In A Post-Covid Economy, Taking Into Consideration New Macro Trends Including Changes To Private Ownership & Shared Mobility Business Models

This breakfast briefing will set the stage for subsequent in-depth technical discussions, by examining how OEMs are preparing for the 2030 transition to BEVs, and how this transition can be achieved successfully - creating a mass market of cost-effective BEVs to fully replace ICE vehicles.

We will also examine how changes in the way people move and utilise transport options has - and continues to - change. The Covid pandemic has meant a shift away from mass-transit, towards shared mobility options. We ask what this means for long-term car-ownership trends, and whether the future of the BEV market lies in the shared mobility sector, and subscription models.

Maria Wiese, Manager, Market Intelligence, CEVT

Marcus Paleti, CEO,Laureti Motors

09:10 Extended Q&A

BUILDING COST-EFFECTIVE, LOW-EMISSION BEVS FOR A POST-COVID ECONOMY AND SHORT-RANGE B-SEGMENT MARKETS

KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION

09:20 Examining New Approaches To High Level Concept Architecture, In Order To Make Affordable B.E.Vs & Achieve Co2 Regulatory Goals For Key Market Segments

The purpose of this keynote panel is to examine technical approaches to BEV design and manufacture that will enable OEMs and disruptors to manufacture affordable, sustainable BEVs. This includes an examination of the decision-making processes behind key concept architecture choices; the pros and cons of in-house vs. outsourced component manufacture; and a high-level appraisal of how and why OEMs should be giving consideration to the manufacture of more affordable, budget EV for short range B segment markets.

Mini Case Study 1: High-level Concept Architecture

Mini Case Study 2: Developing Key Components In-house Vs. Outsourcing, And How To Squeeze More Components Into A Single Package

Mini Case Study 3: Design Of Affordable B.E.Vs For Budget, Short Range B Segment Markets

Florent Larrosa, Senior Engineer High Performance Vehicles Engineering Design, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center

Vardaan Bhatia, Powertrain Lead,Rimac Automobili

Manos Polioudis, Head of Powertrain, Arrival

09:50 Extended Q&A

IMPROVING MANUFACTURING AND INTEGRATION EFFICIENCIES THROUGH COMPONENT MODULARITY, AND UTILISATION OF
MULTIPLE-USE COMPONENTS

CASE STUDY: DEFINING ENGINEERING REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW B.E.V.S

10:00 Defining Engineering Requirements For A New BEV, And Utilising Increased Modularity And Multiple Functionality, For Streamlined Component Integration

  • Defining engineering requirements for new BEVs, and capturing them in a single decision-making tree
  • Weaving increased modularity and multi-function components into this decision making process
  • Assessment of other common and emerging approaches for more streamlined component integration

Ciprian Antaloae, Expert, High Performance Vehicle Engineering Design, Hyundai Europe

10:30 Q&A

CASE STUDY: UTILISING COMPONENT MODULARITY TO OPTIMISE COST

10:40 Exploring New Approaches To Modular Component Designs For Improved Cost And Manufacturing Efficiency

  • High-level examination of the benefits of modular component design for OEMs
  • Exploring the pros and cons of modular approaches for disruptors operating at lower volumes
  • Key manufacturing and technical developments that are enabling greater modular manufacturing

Ann Van Damme, Technical Expert, ElectrificationVolvo Cars

11:10 Q&A

11:20 Morning Networking Break: During the refreshment break, we give delegates the opportunity to hear from and question some of the leading vendors and services providers on some of the new technologies and applications being developed in the BEV and wider automotive industry

OPTIMISING BATTERY INTEGRATION AND BATTERY PACK DESIGN

BATTERY PACK DESIGN CASE STUDY

11:50 Optimal Approaches For Battery Pack Design To Improve Damage Tolerance And Weight Characteristics While Maintaining Serviceability And Accessibility

  • Looking at damage tolerance and weight reduction of the battery pack at a design level
  • Exploring novel integration methods that improve/maintain serviceability and accessibility
  • Examining how different battery pack material choices impact accessibility, and how to mitigate this

Nir Kahn, Director of Design, Plasan

12:20 Q&A

BATTERY INTEGRATION CASE STUDY

12:30 Fully Integrating the Battery Into The Body Structure To Reduce Mass And Component Demands

  • How integrating the battery pack as part of the vehicle structure can reduce weight and component numbers by directly replacing other components/sub-structures
  • Exploring options for maintaining safety requirements for battery packs integrated into structure
  • Maintaining battery pack accessibility/serviceability in a full-integrated structure

Arjo van der Ham, Chief Technology Officer, Lightyear

13:00 Q&A

13:10 Networking Lunch: During the refreshment break, we give delegates the opportunity to hear from and question some of the leading vendors and services providers on some of the new technologies and applications being developed in the BEV and wider automotive industry

MECHANICAL INTEGRATION AND MINIMISING COMPONENTS

14:10 Mechanical And Structural Integration: Minimising Sub-Components In Order To Reduce Volume And Mass, And Improve Functionality

  • Assessing new and emerging approaches for whole system integration, and the impact of modularity
  • Simplifying thermal management integration by reducing the sub-component count
  • Structural design changes for simplified and quicker integration, whilst maintaining effectiveness

Fadi Zara, Chief Engineer Powertrain DevelopmentFAW

14:40 Q&A

APPROACHES TO THERMAL MANAGEMENT INTEGRATION AND EXPLORING EFFECTIVE COOLING TECHNOLOGIES

ASSESSING COOLING TECHNOLOGIES

14:50 Assessing The Pros & Cons Of Conventional Air-Cooling Systems Vs. Cooling Plates And Liquid Cooling

  • Exploring the pros and cons of air-cooled systems: why they're used and what needs to change
  • Examining cooling plate success stories
  • Liquid cooled systems and why they could be a go-to solution for the EV industry

15:20 Q&A

MATERIALS FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION

15:30 Exploring High-Performing, Lightweight Material Options For Thermal Management, Including Aluminium And Composites

  • Examining existing approaches for weight reduced in TMS construction
  • Exploring the benefits of aluminium component construction as a high-performing option
  • Composite materials as an option for high performance vehicles, and looking at economies of scale
Mustafa Basaran, Senior Material and Manufacturing Engineer, Ford Otosan

16:00 Q&A

16:10 Afternoon Break: During the refreshment break, we give delegates the opportunity to hear from and question some of the leading vendors and services providers on some of the new technologies and applications being developed in the BEV and wider automotive industry

MATERIAL SELECTION FOR BEVS:
FROM BATTERY PACKS TO BODY STRUCTURE, FACTORING IN WEIGHT, COST, PERFORMANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY

COMPOSITE & ALUMINIUM MATERIAL CASE STUDY

16:40 Exploring The Benefits Of Aluminium And Composites As Lightweight Replacements For Steel, Whilst Considering Cost - And Composite Production Capabilities

  • Assessing how and where OEMs can phase out steel in favour of aluminium to reduce weight, while factoring in cost and volume demands
  • Composite materials as an increasingly viable alternative to steel for cost-effective BEVs
  • Exploring alternative steel construction methods (e.g. free-form bending)
Andrew Mills, Principal Research Fellow  - Composites Manufacturing, Cranfield University

17:10 Q&A

CLOSING KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: BATTERY ENCLOSURE MATERIAL SELECTION

17:20 Selecting The Best Materials For EV Battery Enclosures For Superior Cost And Weight Efficiency, As Well As Overall Battery Protection Characteristics

This panel steps back and looks at the design and construction of the battery enclosure as a whole, exploring what its physical requirements are in terms of weight, durability and accessibility, and how this shifts across different vehicle types and impacts the decision-making process.

We will then examine how different materials perform in battery packs, factoring in their respective costs, weight and ease of use. We will also examine the different emissions/sustainability impact of each material on the whole-lifecycle emissions of a BEV.

Broken into three mini case studies, we will approach three core material types in turn:

Mini Case Study 1: Steel

Mini Case Study 2: Aluminium

Mini Case Study 3: Composites

Shanta Desai, Composite Materials Lead, Nissan Europe

Mustafa Basaran, Senior Material and Manufacturing Engineer, Ford Otosan

Ola Asmus, Attribute Leader Weight, CEVT

17:50 Extended Q&A

18:00 Chair's Closing Remarks And End Of Day One

 

LEARNING BENEFITS

See OEM Case Studies And Technical Presentations On:

Day 1 - Assessing Optimal Solutions For Overall Integration, Including Battery And Thermal Systems, And The Application Of Lightweight Materials:

  • Building Cost-Effective, Low-Emission BEVS For A Post-Covid Economy And Short-Range B-Segment Markets
  • Improving Manufacturing And Integration Efficiencies Through Component Modularity, And Utilisation Of Multiple-Use Components
  • Optimising Battery Integration And Battery Pack Design
  • Approaches To Thermal Management Integration And Exploring Effective Cooling Technologies
  • Material Selection For BEVS : From Battery Packs To Body Structure, Factoring In Weight, Cost, Performance And Sustainability

Day 2 - Advances In Battery Technology > Battery And Vehicle Lifecycle Assessments > Designing And Building For Second Life/End of Life > Impact of Materials On End Of Life And Recycling > Additive Manufacturing

  • Exploring The Impact Of New Battery Technologies On EV Performance, Manufacture And Integration
  • Conducting Vehicle And Material Life Cycle Assessment, Recycling, And End Of Life Strategies
  • Additive Manufacturing For High Volume OEMS

Day 3 - Hybrid Electric Vehicle Architectures Focus Day

  • The Role And Market Share Of HEVs From 2021-2030
  • Exploring HEV Architectures, From Design Processes To ICE To HEV Conversion
  • Applying Modular Component Concepts To HEV Manufacture
  • Optimising Whole Vehicle And Battery Integration For HEVs
  • Strategies For OEMs Transitioning From HEV To Full BEV Production
  • Internal Component Layout And Architecture For Optimised Weight, Volume And Safety

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