Elevate Your Brand In 2020

Meet Senior 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

Day Two - Thursday, February 27, 2020

08:00  Coffee and Registration

09:00  Chair's Welcome and Introduction

Managing Whole Vehicle Integration Effectively Including Structure, Systems And Powertrain Design For Efficiency, Energy Demand Reduction & Lower Cost


09:10  Whole Vehicle Integration - Experiences And Best Practices In Design And Development - Considerations Relative To Chassis, Electrical Systems, Battery And Body Structure

  • Application of design considerations and safety requirements for whole vehicle systems integration
  • Battery technology and systems management - including EMI shielding
  • Powertrain architecture and components
  • Thermal management optimization to maximize efficiency
  • High voltage architecture, electronics and control modules
  • Noise, vibration and harshness

Simon Xu, Engineering Group Manager, Vehicle Optimization, Advanced Vehicle Development and CAE, General Motors

Daniele Giachi, Director of Vehicle Engineering, C_Two Chief-Engineer, Rimac Automobili

Ken Gould, E-Mobility, Technical Systems Engineer, Porsche Cars North America


10:00  Designing The Vehicle Thermal Management System For A Range Of Operating Environments In Global Markets

  • Design considerations with the environment, drive cycle and battery
  • Operating over a wide temperature range, both extreme cold and hot
  • Practical considerations of B.E.V. performance in Dubai vs. Scandinavia
  • The switch from air cooling to liquid cooling, heat exchanger and heat pump technologies to maintaining cabin comfort

10:30  Question and Answer Session

Advances In Simulation Techniques For Enhanced EV Thermal Management, Crashworthiness & NVH Performance


10:40  Best Practice Thermal Management Simulation To Assure Optimal Temperature Control Of The Battery

  • Benefits of system simulation to reduce time and expense of developing complex battery management systems
  • Keeping the lithium ion batteries in the optimal narrow temperature operating range
  • Comparing and contrasting different OEM approaches to battery thermal management 
  • Use of simulation to determine the best locations for associated power electronics and e-motors for more efficient cooling
  • Minimizing complexity and optimizing integration

11:10   Question and Answer Session

11:20   Networking Coffee Break In Exhibition Area


11:50  Integrating Safety Into The Design Of New Components For Battery Systems, Motors And Powertrain

  • Benefits of simulation in terms of improved vehicle structure and material choices for enhanced crashworthiness
  • Approaches being adopted based on virtual body design to avoid safety issues
  • Evaluation of structure and battery integrity in crashworthiness simulations
  • Where does the automotive community see we are going from a safety standpoint?

12:25  Question and Answer Session


12:30  Overcoming EV NVH Suppression Challenges - Impacts On Multi-Material Choices And Lightweighting For Optimal Vehicle Dynamics

  • Key vehicle attributes and impact of electrification including range, cost, safety dynamics and thermal management 
  • The need to design for damping vibration and impacts of material stiffness
  • Electric drive challenges and torque ripple oscillations - can you go below 2%?
  • Design of wheels and customized tyres for EVs

12:55  Question and Answer Session

13:00  Networking Lunch In Exhibition Area


14:00  Reducing Cost & Taking Vehicle Efficiency, Range And Performance To The Next Level

  • Design approaches and strategies being adopted to enhance overall EV efficiency and maximize performance and range
  • Lowering vehicle energy demand through lower resistance tires, good aerodynamics and structural lightweighting
  • What can we learn from benchmarking studies about the strategies and direction of the leaders in the EV market?

14:30  Question and Answer Session


14:35 Powertrain BEV And Hybrid Architectures And Propulsion System Optimization

  • Advances in powertrain simulation and integration
  • Security of material supply considerations with e-motor selection
  • New batteries, e-motors and other powertrain components - best practices for integrating safety into these
  • Benefits and drawbacks of hub (in-wheel) e-motors

Karl Plattenberger, Chief Engineer - Powertrain, Thermal Systems and Aero,Mahindra Automotive North America

15:05  Question and Answer Session

15:10  Networking Coffee Break In Exhibition Area   


15:40  Multi-Speed Transmission System Adoption For Increased BEV Energy Efficiency And Performance

  • Drawback of today's single speed EV transmission in terms of energy losses and performance degradation
  • What workable approaches are emerging for two-speed transmissions and gearboxes? 

16:05  Question and Answer Session


16:10  Adopting Optimal Electronic Architectures For Lighter, Higher Efficiency BEVs  

  • Evolution of electrical-electronic architectures to higher voltages including 400V and 800V
  • Challenges imposed by HV on power electronics design and EMI shielding requirements
  • Innovating the design, packaging and manufacture of he power electronics module platform
  • What improvements in thermal efficiency and reduced parasitic losses can be expected with the new generation of power electronics platforms?

Shiv Sikand, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, Drako Motors

16:35  Question and Answer Session


16:40  Design For EV Assembly, Manufacturing And Production Set-Up

  • The need to integrate EV assembly methods for lowest cost during the EV development phase
  • Avoiding complex and costly assembly processes
  • Safety considerations with the integration of BEVs with ICEVs on same production line

17:10  Question and Answer Session

17:20  Chair's Closing Remarks - Followed by Apple TV and Champagne Draw

17:30  End Of Conference


Agenda At A Glance

Key Technical Focus Areas:

  • Innovations In Dedicated (Native) EV Platforms, Architectures & Integrated Systems
  • Lightweighting Strategies & Advanced Materials For Battery Integration With Advanced Body In White Structures
  • Developments In Battery Materials & Technologies Including Solid State Batteries
For Greater Energy Density
  • Optimization Of Powertrain Including Battery, Ultracapacitors, Motors, Inverters & Transmission
  • Energy Efficient Thermal Management And Cooling Systems For The Whole Vehicle Cabin,  Battery & Related Components
  • Structural Design To Meet Crashworthiness, Stiffness, Durability, NVH & Vehicle Handling Objectives
  • Balancing Attribute Trade-Offs Between Range (Battery Size), Cost, Functional Performance & Customer Usage
  • Electrical & Electronic Systems Architectures & Management Of HV Systems
  • Battery Structures Including Integration Of Cells, Components, Modules & Packaging
  • Global Regulatory Perspectives And Scenarios Including Battery Safety Regulation
  • Development Of Fast Charging Technologies And Support Infrastructure

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